Peace Agreement Between Colombia And Farc
Another important step towards a final agreement was reached on 19 January with the announcement of a trilateral mechanism for verification and monitoring of a final ceasefire, the cessation of hostilities and the handing over of arms by the government, the FARC and a UNITED Nations political mission made up of observers from the Member States of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). fact. The international component would preside over the presidency and coordinate the mechanism. In other words, the negotiators asked the UN Security Council to create such a political mission with unarmed observers for a renewable 12-month period.  The decision was highlighted by negotiators on both sides as a historic step towards ending the conflict and as confirmation of the peace commitment of both sides. Peace Commissioner Sergio Jaramillo said the government and farc must respect their commitments with the UN Security Council. Carlos Antonio Losada, a member of the FARC secretariat, said in an interview in Semana that the bilateral ceasefire had been set up on the ground by force of events and that no one would accept that this situation would be reversed, especially with the United Nations concerned. President Santos had previously contacted the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to provide support and the FARC had been convinced after consulting WITH UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  In a televised address on 4 September, Mr Santos announced the signing of a “general agreement” setting the rules and agenda for peace negotiations. He stressed that “past mistakes will not be repeated” by not demilitarizing any territory, suspending military operations and conducting peace negotiations outside Colombia with international support.  The Special Missing Persons Unit in context and because of armed conflict (Unidad especial para la besqueda de personas dadas por desaparecidas en el contexto y en razé del conflicto armado) would be a high-level special unit created after the signing of the final agreement.
It would direct and coordinate efforts to search for missing persons or find their remains so that they could be returned to their families.