Colombia on its way to peace
It is hard to exaggerate the historical dimensions of the agreement that was signed between FARC and the Colombian government on 24th of June. It is a result of the persistence of the negotiators, and the international community (Norway included), but equally so the pressure of a wide array of Colombian civil society organizations. To go from an agreement to lasting peace requires an equally strong commitment, also on the part of the international community. Norway's role in this dependent on a long term build-up of knowledge and trust. Now it is time to use that for post-agreement peacebuilding, I write in this article (in Norwegian) for the Internasjonalen column of Dagsavisen. Read it here.
Photo: Policia Nacional - Fachadas por la paz