United Nations Security council begins visit to Colombia in support of the country's peace process
Bogotá, 7 February 2024. The full United Nations Security Council arrived in the country today, as part of its visit to Colombia, which will last until 11 February.
The delegation, composed of representatives of the permanent members of the Security Council —China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States—and of the non-permanent members—Algeria, Ecuador, Guyana, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Sierra Leone and Switzerland—arrived in Bogotá at the end of the day.
Tomorrow, Thursday, 8 February, the Security Council will have a busy agenda where they will have the opportunity to meet with the President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro, and entities involved in the implementation of the Final Peace Agreement, the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, as well as Congress members and signatories of the peace agreement.
Through these meetings, the Security Council will have the opportunity to convey the support of the international community to the peace-building process in the country, as well as to evaluate the progress in the implementation of the Peace Agreement.
The agenda will continue on Friday, 9 February, with a visit to Caquetá and meetings in Valle del Cauca on Saturday, 10 February.
During the visit, they will have the opportunity to talk with various sectors of Colombian society, learn first-hand about the reincorporation processes, listen to women's perspectives on the implementation of the gender measures contemplated in the Agreement, as well as the challenges and opportunities posed by Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities regarding the Ethnic Chapter.