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Colombia: Geneva Call meets the ELN peace talk delegation in Quito

15 March 2017

On 11th March, Geneva Call met with the peace delegation of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Quito, Ecuador. This meeting provided a space to discuss possible humanitarian agreements between the parties, in... read more

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Geneva Call gathers 21 armed movements in Geneva to discuss how to better protect children and education in armed conflict

1 December 2016

From 22 to 24 November 2016, 31 leaders, commanders and advisers of 21 armed movements from 11 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Colombia, Yemen, and Burma/Myanmar, participated in workshops and discussions around the... read more

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Geneva Call welcomes the announcement of the official start of the negotiations between the Colombian Government and the ELN

13 October 2016

Geneva Call is delighted with the official start of the peace negotiations planned on the 27th of October in Quito, Ecuador, as announced on the 10th of October by the Colombian Government and the ELN. Geneva Call... read more

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Colombia: Geneva Call invited to support the demobilization of minors from the ranks of the FARC-EP

28 June 2016

Geneva Call is pleased with the 15 May 2016 agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) regarding the demobilization of minors from FARC-EP camps.... read more

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Colombia: Geneva Call organizes an event on gender and peace processes

24 March 2016

On 10 March 2016, Geneva Call and the National University of Colombia’s Observatory for Peace and Conflict co-organized an event entitled “Gender and Peace Processes: challenges and recommendations for participation... read more

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More than 100 people participated in a meeting on humanitarian demining organized in Bogota by Geneva Call and UNMAS

7 February 2016

On 28th and 29th January, Geneva Call and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) organized a meeting on “Humanitarian demining, peace processes and territory” in Bogota, Colombia. This was part of the... read more

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Colombia: peace is at hand, and new meeting between Geneva Call and the FARC-EP

5 October 2015

On 23 September 2015, the leader of the FARC-EP, Timoleón Jimenez, and the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, made a historic announcement in Cuba: a final peace agreement would be signed by 23 March 2016, at the... read more

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Geneva Call’s programme coordinator in Colombia receives the Henry Dunant prize

11 May 2015

On 11 May 2015, at a ceremony held in the Alabama Room of Geneva Hôtel de Ville, the national coordinator of Geneva Call’s programmes in Colombia and head of the NGO “Compromiso Humano”, Ms. Yolvi Lena Padilla... read more

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Colombia: new steps in Geneva Call’s discussions with the FARC-EP delegation in Havana

14 April 2015

Following an invitation from the FARC-EP delegation, a new meeting between Geneva Call and members of this delegation took place between 4 and 7 April 2015 in Havana, Cuba. Representatives of FARC-EP and Geneva Call... read more

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Humanitarian agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP on anti-personnel landmines and explosive remnants of war

10 March 2015

Geneva Call welcomes the humanitarian agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC–EP) “on the cleaning and decontamination of the territory... read more