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The Accord: Colombia’s Commitment to Peace

September 30, 2016 There are landmark moments in the history of a nation that transcend borders and herald a new vision for the future. The signing of the peace accord in Colombia represents such a moment. If the Colombian people … Continue reading

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Female Ex-Combatants Share Experiences with Colombian Negotiators

May 20, 2016 On May 18, some 13 ex-combatant women from around the world concluded a visit to Havana, where they were invited by the Colombian government and the FARC-EP to meet with the peace table and to share their … Continue reading

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Civil Society Roles in Conflict Zones

In an environment where peace talks are already underway and civil society has been excluded from the peace tables, it might appear that the government and insurgents are calling all the shots. While the armed actors are the ones who will ultimately … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary of Esquipulas II: Lessons for Peace in Colombia?

This month marks 25 years since the signing of the Esquipulas II agreement in Guatemala that brought an end to the wars of Central America.  On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, I attended an event at OAS headquarters sponsored by the Organization … Continue reading

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