Criminal elements in Colombia use violence to ‘stamp out’ leaders’ voices

Criminal elements in Colombia use violence to ‘stamp out’ leaders’ voices
Criminal elements in Colombia use violence to ‘stamp out’ leaders’ voices

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Criminal elements in Colombia use violence to ‘stamp out’ leaders’ voices in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - NEW YORK — Illegally-armed groups and criminal organizations in Colombia are determined to “drive out state institutions and stamp out the voice of social leaders” through violence and intimidation, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.

“They cannot be allowed to succeed,” Carlos Ruiz Massieu, special representative and Head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia said via videolink, urging authorities to “remain firm” in developing robust institutions.

He maintained that consolidating institutional practices; strengthening local protection and conflict resolution mechanisms; and providing decent economic opportunities for vulnerable populations are “the strongest bulwark” against armed groups and criminal organizations.

An agreement for peace

The UN envoy upheld that Colombia’s historic 2016 peace agreement “represents a threat” to the activities of those who profit from limited state presence.

He said continued dialogue between government and former rebels who have now entered mainstream life, were “fundamental” for making the agreement a lasting reality, and urged the sides to “spare no efforts” in working together and with the UN mission, noting the importance of continuing to lay the groundwork for “reconciliation across the country”.

‘Inspiring’ stories of truth and reconciliation

Victims of violence, and Colombian society overall, are have high hopes for the work of the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition, according to the mission head.

Crediting the testimonies from those who were a party to the fighting in past decades, the victims, and strong inter-institutional coordination, the UN envoy gave ambassadors one hopeful example of a Special Unit which had found and reunited a mother and daughter, both declared missing 17 years ago.

“This inspiring story is one of many examples of the work of the Comprehensive System and illustrates why it is so important for all actors to lend their full support to the system”, he said.

‘Unequivocal support’ needed

In closing, the special representative stressed that the “firm backing” of the Council and the international community at large remains “one of the key factors” that allow Colombia to be “a source of hope and inspiration” for peaceful conflict resolution worldwide.

“Your unanimous and unequivocal support will remain essential as Columbians continue persevering in the full implementation of their landmark peace agreement,” concluded Ruiz Massieu. — UN News

These were the details of the news Criminal elements in Colombia use violence to ‘stamp out’ leaders’ voices for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

NEXT Omicron: The Czech President, who was infected with Corona, appoints a...