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24 Sep 2016 description

DESTACADOS

  • Conmemoración del Día Mundial Humanitario

  • El impacto humanitario de las nuevas dinámicas del conflicto armado (IECAH)

  • Aumenta el desplazamiento intraurbano en el Catatumbo

  • Quinta edición del ejercicio de simulación SIMEX

Mitos y realidades del trabajo humanitario

Por Gerard Gómez, Jefe de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios (OCHA) en Colombia.

24 Sep 2016 description

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Saturday 9/24/2016 - 08:15 GMT

by Florence PANOUSSIAN

Colombia will turn the page on a half-century conflict that has stained its modern history with blood when the FARC rebels and the government sign a peace deal on Monday.

23 Sep 2016 description

El Diamante, Colombia | AFP | Friday 9/23/2016 - 22:40 GMT

by Alina DIESTE

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia declared the end of its 52-year war Friday as it ratified a historic peace deal with the government.

To a burst of applause and cheers, the FARC's chief peace negotiator announced the guerrillas had unanimously backed the agreement at a national conference.

23 Sep 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 47 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 8 September 2016, Saint Kitts and Nevis has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Highlighted below is a summary of the Zika epidemiological situation by sub-regions of the Americas.

22 Sep 2016 description
report Berghof Foundation
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Jenny Pearce

Introduction

22 Sep 2016 description
report ABColombia

Resumen Ejecutivo

Para los defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos (DDH) y las comunidades rurales los riesgos aumentan considerablemente cuando sus derechos territoriales están asociados a intereses económicos como, por ejemplo, el caso de la agricultura y de la industria minera (en particular, la minería y la explotación de petróleo) a gran escala.

22 Sep 2016 description
report ABColombia

Human rights defenders and community leaders killed at unprecedented rate in Colombia, warns human rights group

On 26 September 2016 Colombia will officially sign a Peace Agreement between the Government and the FARC guerrilla group, but a new report by human rights group ABColombia says those crucial to building peace are being killed at an alarming rate.

22 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

22 Sep 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Dominique Von Rohr

ROME, Sep 22 2016 (IPS) - Following the recent peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC in Cartagena which concludes a 52-year armed conflict, the country is now geared toward improving productivity in its agricultural sector. Yara International, a leader in crop nutrition and farmer support, has taken the timely step of supporting the government’s efforts on this issue.

22 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

21 September 2016 – A year after pledging to return to the United Nations General Assembly to announce the end of a 52-years-long civil war that has killed more than 220,000 people and victimized over eight million more, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos today mounted the self-same podium to declare his nation finally at peace with an accord that can serve as a precedent for the rest of the world.

22 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11824
21 SEPTEMBER 2016
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 11TH, 12TH & 13TH MEETINGS (AM, PM & NIGHT)

Focusing on international peace and security, world leaders stressed the need to curb terrorist attacks, end ongoing conflict, resolve the refugee crisis and reform the Security Council, as the General Assembly continued its annual debate today.

21 Sep 2016 description

Debido a las fuertes lluvias que por más de 3 horas se presentaron el lunes 19 de septiembre en horas de la tarde en el municipio de Puerto Carreño y que estuvieron acompañadas de vientos huracanados y tormenta eléctrica, 150 familias fueron damnificadas, 50 viviendas afectadas por pérdida de techos e inundaciones, y 6 viviendas quedaron destruidas. También se reportó la caída de 100 árboles en zona rural y periurbana del municipio durante el vendaval que arrasaron las redes eléctricas, dejando a toda la población del municipio sin servicio de energía durante toda la noche.

21 Sep 2016 description

SG/SM/18105-SC/12526

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Security Council meeting on Colombia, in New York today:

It is a pleasure to welcome President [Juan Manuel] Santos [Calderón] to this chamber today and to share the good news he brings. After more than four years of arduous negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–EP, a peace agreement is finally at hand.

21 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12524

Security Council
7773rd Meeting (AM)

The final peace agreement in Colombia offered the prospect of lasting peace rooted in inclusive democracy after generations of conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon said today as the President of the South American nation presented the pact to the Security Council.

21 Sep 2016 description
  • Recent fighting for control of disputed territories increased, with the armed groups fighting against each other or against the army. Combat and hostilities are severely affecting the civilian population, with an increase in displacement, threats and killings.
21 Sep 2016 description

El 26 de agosto de 2016, se presentaron combates entre el ELN y la Fuerza Pública en las veredas Las Marías y Santa Rosa – Consejo Menor y Bocas de San Luis del municipio de Santa Bárbara de Iscuandé de la costa pacífica nariñense. Posteriormente se produjo un bombardeo en contra del grupo armado no estatal, acción que generó la afectación de bienes civiles y la suspensión inmediata de clases en las veredas. Se resalta la posible presencia de artefactos explosivos improvisados (AEI) al interior de las veredas y alrededores de los centros comunitarios. (Ver Flash No.1)[1]

20 Sep 2016 description

September 18, 2016 – New York City, New York

Check against delivery. This speech has been translated in accordance with the Government of Canada’s official languages policy and edited for posting and distribution in accordance with its communications policy.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all the people of Canada welcome the peace agreement signed in Colombia after so many decades of suffering.

20 Sep 2016 description

La jornada contó con la articulación interinstitucional de la Unidad de Atención y Reparación Integral a Victimas, la Alcaldía de Ituango, el Comité Local de Justicia del Municipio, la Personería Municipal, la Registraduría Nacional y la Secretaría de Gobierno Departamental, entre otras entidades.

20 Sep 2016 description

Gracias a la coordinación entre la Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas y el Ejército Nacional, ya son 1.667 libretas militares entregadas en Antioquia, en lo corrido del 2016.

MEDELLIN
En días pasados en la ciudad de Medellín, la Unidad para la Atención y Reparación a las Victimas junto al Ejercito Nacional, entregaron 180 libretas militares, que hacen parte de las 1667 que ya se han entregado en Antioquia.