Twenty-seventh report of the Secretary General to the Permanent Council on the Organization of American States Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP/OAS, CP/doc. 5566/19)

Report
from Organization of American States
Published on 30 Oct 2019 View Original

The following report is submitted pursuant to resolution CP/RES. 859 (1597/04), in which the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) instructs the Secretary General to report periodically on the work of the OAS Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia, hereinafter “the MAPP/OAS” or “the Mission.”

This report covers the period from January 1 to June 30, 2019 and presents the findings of a total of 1,648 field missions conducted in 860 communities belonging to 205 municipalities in 22 departments of Colombia. These communities included municipal capitals, townships, villages, indigenous reserves [resguardos], and community councils. During this period, the Mission logged a total of 289,769 kilometers by land, and 6,032 kilometers by river.

The support of the international community is vital for the MAPP/OAS to be able to carry out the activities of its mandate. The GS/OAS therefore wishes to thank the donors and friends of the MAPP/OAS, in particular the Basket Funds countries—Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,
Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States—whose political and financial support make the Mission’s operations possible. The GS/OAS also wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Korea, Norway, Switzerland, and Turkey, as well as Argentina, Switzerland, Sweden, and Germany for supporting the Mission through the use of secondments.