February 24, 2024


The UN Verification Mission in Colombia will monitor compliance with the ceasefire agreed between the Authorities and the Nationwide Liberation Military (ELN), which enters into drive this Thursday for a interval of 180 days with the potential for extension.

A decision of the United Nations Safety Council, on the request of the Colombian Authorities, unanimously prolonged this Wednesday the mandate of the mission, which had already been working since 2016 following the Peace Accords between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Authorities.

In accordance with the UN itself, the mission may have as much as 68 extra worldwide observers, who “will monitor and confirm the appliance of the ceasefire outlined within the Second Settlement with Cuba between the Authorities of Colombia and the ELN.”

The members of the Safety Council have agreed that that is another step on Colombia’s path in direction of peace and that the mission might supervise a potential ceasefire between the Colombian authorities and the Central Normal Employees of the FARC led by alias ‘Ivan Mordisco’, whether it is reached.

On June 9, the delegations of the Authorities of Colombia and the ELN guerrillas answerable for reaching a peace settlement agreed to a six-month nationwide bilateral ceasefire.