Colombia: Safety Council authorizes UN Mission to observe ceasefire with ELN insurgent group

The truce with the ELN, the Spanish acronym for Nationwide Liberation Military, comes into impact on Thursday and can final for 180 days, based on media reviews.

The event follows almost 10 months of negotiations and is a part of the “complete peace” coverage of President Gustavo Petro, who took workplace final August.

Extra worldwide observers

The Safety Council unanimously adopted a decision that authorizes as much as 68 further worldwide observers on the UN Mission “in addition to an applicable civilian element considering current assets the place potential”.

The Mission was established following the signing of a 2016 Peace Settlement between the Colombian authorities and leaders from the nation’s largest insurgent group, FARC, which ended greater than 5 a long time of struggle.  

The ELN and one other group, EMC, weren’t a part of the accord.

By the unanimous vote, the Safety Council reaffirmed its full dedication to the peace course of in Colombia.

The Council additionally expressed willingness to think about mandating the UN Mission to observe a ceasefire with EMC “when the Secretary-Common confirms a ceasefire together with applicable verification protocols has been reached”. 

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