PBC Ambassador-level Meeting on Colombia - Peacebuilding in Colombia (Open) - 13 November 2017
Though Colombia is not covered by a country-specific configuration, the PBC held a high-level consultation focused progress in implementing the peace agreement and in building sustainable peace through peacebuilding initiatives. The Chair, as did many Member States, remarked on the importance of learning lessons from countries transforming out of conflict, with Colombia serving as a potential model. This meeting also featured two briefings from civil society representatives, who gave moving testimony to the importance of peacebuilding efforts that are needs-driven and locally owned, and the way in which these efforts by the Government of Colombia with the support of the international community are having a positive effect on the ground for citizens.
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