Colombia – the peace implementation and new political developments
What happens in Colombia? Seminar with Mariano Aguirre, who served as UN adviser on peace building in Colombia from August 2017 to December 2019.
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More than three years after the signing of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC, only one fourth of the 600 points agenda agreed to, have been implemented, and over 700 social leaders have been killed. At the same time, Colombia has been going through political changes a year and a half into the government of conservative Iván Duque, with the election of green and red mayors and major social uprisings. In this talk, Mariano Aguirre, gives an analysis of reasons for successes and shortcomings as well as the prospect for further advances in the year to come.
Mariano Aguirre has been Advisor on Peacebuilding at the Office of the Resident Coordinator United Nations Colombia (August 2017-December 2019). Previously he was the director of the Norwegian Centre on Conflict Resolution (NOREF) (2009-2016). Author, editor and co-author of several books on international relations, he writes for BBC World, France International, esglobal.org, Política Exterior and other international media. His last book Salto al vacío. Crisis y declive de Estados Unidos (Icaria, Barcelona, 2017).