Category - Colombia

  • February 9, 2018

    As part of a Pilgrimage Reference Group meeting in Bogota, Colombia from 6-10 February, a WCC delegation has visited the headquarters of the Conference of Latin American Bishops.

  • January 15, 2018

    In an official visit to Colombia, UN Secretary-General António Guterres met with the country's President in Bogotá where the UN chief said it is the duty of all the citizens of the world to support the peace process there.

  • November 2, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development should examine the Colombian government’s inadequate response to a protracted hunger crisis as it discusses the country’s bid to accede to the international body, says Human Rights Watch.

  • October 22, 2017

    President Juan Manuel Santos will be awarded the Chatham House Prize in recognition of his role in securing a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group and bringing an end to the armed conflict in Colombia.

  • February 14, 2017

    An indigenous leader has been shot dead in Colombia. Yoryanis Isabel Bernal Varela was a leader of the Wiwa tribe and a campaigner for both indigenous and women’s rights.

  • October 6, 2016

    Christian Aid and its partners have expressed deep disappointment at the rejection of a landmark peace deal between FARC rebels and the Colombian government in a shock referendum result which saw 50.24 per cent voting against the terms of the deal.

  • September 27, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) of a peace deal ending more than 50 years of conflict.

  • August 25, 2016

    Christian Aid and its partners have warmly welcomed the announcement of the final agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group. They also urge the government to ensure implementation of the agreement and dismantle paramilitary groups as a matter or priority, to guarantee lasting peace.

  • December 22, 2015

    Christian Aid has hailed a victims reparations deal between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group as a breakthrough on perhaps the most complex point of the peace talks agenda.

  • November 11, 2015

    Representatives of more than 150 faith-based organisations gathered in Bogota, Colombia on 5 November to discuss their role in the peace process in that country. The meeting was organised by the Ministry of Interior and drew participation from the World Council of Churches