Colombia: UN Mission, Government and FARC-EP to start joint ceasefire monitoring and verification

11/7/2016

The tripartite Mechanism coordinated by the UN Mission in Colombia, with Colombia's Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP), will begin to monitor and verify the ceasefire and cessation of hostilities tomorrow, Monday, 7 November.

The joint Monitoring and Verification Mechanism will gradually begin its work based in eight regional offices, as the separation of forces will take place in temporary locations throughout the country.

“I wish to highlight that I witness the commitment from the parties every day; this gives us confidence, tranquility and the certainty that this peace process will come to fruition,” said General Perez Aquino, head of the UN Mission's international observers, during the first press conference held with the joint Mechanism representatives this past Friday in Bogota.

Barely one month ago, Colombian voters narrowly rejected the historic peace accord between the Government and the FARC-EP meant to end the Western Hemisphere's longest running conflict.

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