Verification Mission Overseeing Next Phase Of Colombia Peace Agreement To Begin On Schedule, Special Representative Tells Security Council

The new mission that would oversee the next phase of the 2016 peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) is on track to begin its activities as scheduled ...Read More

Secretary-General Welcomes Announcement Of Temporary Bilateral Ceasefire In Colombia

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

Colombia signs peace agreement with rebel force before Pope's visit

[JURIST] Colombia’s government signed a peace agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) [InSight Crime profile] in Ecuador on Monday, two days before Pope Francis’s visit to the country. In a speech on Monday, Colombia’s president, ...Read More


Conference Adopts Report of the Working Group on the Way Ahead 29 August 2017 A public plenary of the Conference on Disarmament this morning heard many States strongly condemn the latest ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democrati...Read More

Officials Announce Expanded Access for US Rice Exports to Colombia

US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have announced an agreement with the government of Colombia to allow for expanded market access for US exports of paddy rice. A previous agree...Read More

Compilation Of Seven Fisheries Subsidies Proposals Circulated To WTO Members

The compilation matrix reflects seven textual proposals: from New Zealand, Iceland and Pakistan; the European Union; Indonesia; the African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Group of States; a Latin American group composed of Argentina, Colombia, C...Read More

Fisheries Subsidies Talks Move Forward With Seven Proposals And Forthcoming Compilation

“Thanks to the surge in effort, we are now in a position where we have all the promised textual proposals delivered,” the chair of the Negotiating Group on Rules, Ambassador Wayne McCook (Jamaica), said at the close of a cluster of informal...Read More

UNESCO Consults Academics On Internet Indicators

20 July 2017 Five Internet specialists provided expert comment this week on UNESCO’s project to develop indicators for the Organisation’s concept of “Internet Universality”. The discussion took place at the annual conference of the Internat...Read More

New UNODC report: Coca crops in Colombia increase over 50 per cent in one year

PRESS RELEASE Bogota, July 14, 2017 – The latestColombia Cultivation Survey, produced by the Integrated System for Monitoring Illicit Crops (SIMCI) Project of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was released today, showing...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Martha Helena Lopez of Colombia Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Martha Helena Lopez of Colombia as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management.  She will succeed Carole Wainaina of Kenya to whom the Secre...Read More

Security Council Authorizes Creation of United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2366 (2017)

The Security Council today authorized the creation of a United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia to oversee the next phase of the 2016 peace agreement that ended half a century of fighting between the Government and the Revolutionary...Read More