23 Mar 2020 - Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith. It attacks all, relentlessly.
Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world. The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price. They are also at the highest risk of suffering devastating losses from COVID-19.
09 Mar 2020 - The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia. The Secretary-General thanked President Duque for assurances of Colombia’s commitment to continue working closely with the United Nations system across its peace, development, human rights and humanitarian pillars.
13 Jan 2020 - Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Council:
Thank you for the opportunity to introduce the latest report of the Secretary-General on Colombia and to update the Council on the most recent developments. It is a pleasure to be here along with Foreign Minister Claudia Blum and Presidential Counsellor for Stabilization and Consolidation, Mr. Emilio Archila.
30 Dec 2019 - “Three years after the signing of the Final Peace Agreement, Colombians are striving to write a new chapter of peacebuilding, reconciliation and hope,” stated the latest Quarterly Report of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Verification Mission in Colombia.
25 Oct 2019 - Bogotá, 25 October 2019. The UN Verification Mission in Colombia condemns the murder of Alexander Parra Uribe, known as Rodolfo Fierro, in the former Territorial Area for Training and Reintegration (TATR) in Mesetas, Meta, and expresses its condolences to his family and community members.
15 Oct 2019 - New York, 15 October 2019 - The members of the Security Council reiterated their full and unanimous support for the peace process in Colombia. They welcomed both parties’ continued affirmation of their commitment to its success in the face of significant challenges.
10 Oct 2019 - Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Council:
Thank you for the opportunity to present the latest report of the Secretary-General on Colombia. I welcome the participation in today’s meeting of Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo and Presidential Counsellor for Stabilization and Consolidation Emilio Archila, and thank them for their support to the work of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia.
29 Aug 2019 - Bogotá, 29 August 2019. The UN Verification Mission in Colombia strongly rejects and condemns the announcement by a small group of former FARC-EP combatants that they have taken up arms again.
The Mission highlights the firm commitment of the vast majority of men and women in the reintegration process who continue to comply with the Agreement and encourages them to persist in their commitment to peace.
29 Jul 2019 - New York, 29 July 2019 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Karla Gabriela Samayoa Recari of Guatemala as his Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.