Secretary General visits Colombia from 23-24 November 2021
New York, 19 November 2021. The Secretary-General will visit Colombia from 23-24 November in celebration of the Fifth Anniversary of the signing of the landmark 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former FARC-EP.
The Secretary-General will meet with President Iván Duque and officials of his government, as well as with leaders of the former FARC-EP guerilla. He will attend commemorative events and observe peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts involving former combatants, communities, and authorities. The Secretary-General will meet with heads of the transitional justice system, victims of the armed conflict, and leaders in Colombian civil society, including women, youth, indigenous and Afro-Colombian representatives, human rights and climate activists.
Through this visit, the Secretary-General will take stock of the major achievements of the peace process as well as the outstanding challenges. He will convey a strong message of encouragement for the continued implementation of this far-reaching and transformative Peace Agreement for the benefit of all Colombians.