Peace Mail/ January 31-February 6 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.
The FARC-EP are currently in the process of finalizing their movement to 26 transitional points and zones, where they will begin the formal process of laying down arms. At this point, it is expected that the final count of participating guerrillas will be around 6,300. Currently, a number of the transitional zones are suffering from difficult logistical and lodging conditions, making it difficult to maintain the pre-set schedule for operations pegged to “D Day,” or December 1st of last year. However, progress continues on all sides regarding the construction and occupation of these transitional zones.