New York

13 March 2019

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Carlos Holmes Trujillo Garcia, Foreign Minister of Colombia

The Secretary-General met yesterday with H.E. Mr. Carlos Holmes Trujillo Garcia, Foreign Minister of Colombia. They discussed the situation of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace. The Secretary-General took note of the explanations provided by Foreign Minister Trujillo with respect to the objections by President Duque to its Statutory Law.

The Secretary-General stressed the importance of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace. He reiterated the concerns expressed previously by the United Nations with respect to the uncertainty surrounding the adoption of the Statutory Law and his hope for swift actions to ensure that this legal foundation is put into place as soon as possible, ensuring the rights of victims and legal security for all concerned parties.