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Colombia Meeting via VTC

Tomorrow afternoon (21 April), the Security Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Colombia via videoconference (VTC). Special Representative and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia Carlos Ruiz Massieu is expected to brief on recent developments and the Secretary-General’s latest 90-day report on the mission, which covers the period from 29 December 2020 to 26 March 2021. Council members may also convene for closed VTC consultations after the open briefing.

At tomorrow’s meeting, Ruiz Massieu is likely to update Council members on progress in the five priorities to promote the implementation of the 2016 Final Agreement for Ending the Conflict and Building a Stable and Lasting Peace between the government of Colombia and the former rebel group Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) in 2021. These priorities, which are outlined in the Secretary-General’s 29 December 2020 report, are: ensuring protection and security for former combatants, conflict-affected communities and social leaders; ensuring the sustainability of the reintegration process; consolidating the integrated presence of the state in conflict-affected areas; reinforcing constructive dialogue between the parties; and strengthening conditions for reconciliation.

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