Colombia set to accomplish more after end of 50-year conflict

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Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Colombia is addressing its biggest challenge ever: ending more than five decades of armed conflict.

That's according to the Special Adviser to the nation's President on Humanitarian Affairs, Paula Gaviria.

The Colombian government and the rebel group FARC this month signed an agreement to bring an end to fighting which began in 1964 that has killed 600,000 people.

Jorge Miyares caught up with Ms Gaviria who was at the UN to attend a meeting on increasing global solidarity for humanitarian needs.

She began by explaining why her country took part in the event, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council.

Duration: 4'11"

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