Colombia

Colombia

12 September 2019
SC/13949

The Security Council today decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia and related reporting requirements until 25 September 2020.

6 August 2019

The United Nations welcomed the decision by the Government of Colombia to grant nationality to Venezuelan refugee children born in the country to Venezuelan parents.  The measure will benefit more than 24,000 children born since August 2015 who were at risk of statelessness.

29 July 2019

The United Nations Children’s Fund announced a partnership to build a first-of-its-kind factory to convert plastic waste in Côte d’Ivoire into modular plastic bricks, which will be used to build classrooms.  Côte d’Ivoire needs 15,000 classrooms; 500 will be constructed through the partnership in the next two years.

29 July 2019
SG/A/1893-BIO/5233

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.

23 July 2019
SC/13896

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):

19 July 2019
SC/13891

Government officials, former rebel combatants, community leaders and other stakeholders all demonstrated their commitment to implementing the 2016 peace agreement that ended five decades of conflict in Colombia, the heads of a recent Security Council visiting mission to the South American country reported today.

19 July 2019
SC/13892

The people of Colombia must focus on what unites them rather than what divides them, as they follow the path of peace and reconciliation under the 2016 peace agreement that ended the country’s civil conflict dating back to the mid-1960s, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today.

29 May 2019

World Health Organization experts arrived in Pakistan following an HIV outbreak in Sindh province, where some 600 cases —  more than half of them children under age five — have been identified.  The outbreak was first reported on 25 April, with a major HIV screening programme having started three days later.

10 May 2019

UNICEF reports that 894 children — including 106 girls — were released today from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force, a local militia that helps the Nigerian security forces in the fight against insurgency in the country’s north‑east.  UNICEF says more than 3,500 children were recruited between 2013 and 2017.

16 April 2019
SC/13782

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Christoph Heusgen (Germany):

12 April 2019
db190412.doc.htm

The Secretary-General is shocked at today’s attack in Quetta, in Pakistan.  He strongly condemns this cowardly act and extends his condolences to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Pakistan.

12 April 2019
SC/13778

The greatest uncertainty in a climate of uncertainty would be to reopen the Final Peace Agreement that ended five decades of conflict between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in that country warned while briefing the Security Council today.

13 March 2019

UNAIDS is concerned that new HIV infections are not declining among people who inject drugs, despite a decline in new infections globally.  A new report also shows that 99 per cent of them live in countries lacking adequate needle and syringe programmes, drug-dependency treatment, and HIV testing and treatment.

24 January 2019
SC/13676

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President José Singer Weisinger (Dominican Republic):

23 January 2019
SC/13675

The broad public consensus in Colombia in support of the country’s 2016 peace agreement — which ended more than 50 years of bloody civil strife — must be preserved and bolstered, with swift action to address lingering violence and terrorist acts, the Secretary-General’s newly appointed Special Representative told the Security Council today.

23 January 2019

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is continuing its operations in Bambari in Ouaka prefecture.  It has established new check posts and resumed patrolling in Muslim neighbourhoods, in addition to conducting robust patrols in the other areas of town.

18 January 2019
SG/SM/19435

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

18 January 2019
SC/13671

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President José Singer Weisinger (Dominican Republic):

17 January 2019

Michael Bloomberg, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Climate Action, today announced the founding members of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative, who will help facilitate the private financing objectives of the Paris Agreement.

10 December 2018
SG/A/1844-BIO/5164

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Carlos Ruiz Massieu of Mexico as his Special Representative for Colombia and Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.