Colombia Peace Forum to Focus on Implementation of Agreement #62 on the Disappeared

April 21, 2016

This Friday, April 22, at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, we will take an in-depth look at the status of the agreement on disappearances reached by the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP in Havana last October 17, 2016.  The Colombia Peace Forum event will be co-sponsored with the Latin America Working Group Education Fund.  Speakers will include:

  • Diana Arango, Executive Director, independent forensic group, Equitas
  • Ulianov Franco, Executive Director, Familiares Colombia
  • Carlos Eduardo Valdés, General Director, National Institute of Legal Medicine
  • Christoph Harnisch, Head of Delegation, Colombia, International Committee of the Red Cross (via Skype)

I will be moderating the event, and my colleague, Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director of the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, will provide commentary.

  • For more information and to RSVP for the event, click here.
  • See the Agenda.
  • See biographies of the speakers here.

The event is open to the public and will be webcast live at the USIP website from 10-12.  Speakers will present in Spanish; audio in both English and Spanish will be posted shortly thereafter.  Hashtag for the event is #ColombiaPeaceForum and tweets should copy @USIP @vmbouvier.

Hope you can join us!  RSVP required for in-person attendance.

About Ginny Bouvier

Love reading, writing, thinking, and working with people to make the world a better place. Family and friends, yoga, travel, photography, perusing dessert menus keep me sane. Latin American enthusiast. Peace practitioner yearning for justice. Heading up the Colombia program at the U.S. Institute of Peace, but tweets and posts are my own.
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