Peace Mail/ February 7-13 2017
Weekly Update on the implementation of the Peace Agreement. The final peace accord contains a three-pronged approach to ensuring fulfillment of commitments included in the text: the Commission for Monitoring, Promotion, and Verification of the Implementation of the Peace Accord (CSIVI), the National Reincorporation Council (CNR) and the GOC-FARC-UN tripartite Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MM&V). This callout box includes a weekly update on releases and work related to these supports for implementing the peace accords in Colombia.
On February 7th, the GOC and the FARC-EP announced through the second Joint Communiqué of the CNR that they are preparing for the minors who will be exiting the FARC-EP ranks throughout the country, and that they would be transported from the assigned transitional zones by the ICRC and ultimately received by UNICEF in transitional reception zones with support from IOM, the Presidential Council for Human Rights, and delegates of the CNR. Up until this moment, only 13 minors have left the FARC-EP since the May 15th agreement last year that the guerrilla group would release all minors under 15 years of age.