UN / COLOMBIA

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After meeting with Secretary-General António Guterres, Colombian President Iván Duque told reporters that Colombia and the United Nations have finalized negotiations on a framework working agreement for the period 2020 – 2023, based on “three central axes; peace with legality, attention to migrant populations, and the implementation in our country of the Sustainable Development Goals.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 09 MARCH 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior UN headquarters

09 MARCH 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Zoom out, Colombian President Iván Duque walks up to podium
3. Wide shot, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Iván Duque Márquez, President, Colombia:
“Colombia and the United Nations Organization have finalized these negotiations on a framework working agreement for the period 2020 – 2023 based on those three central axes; peace with legality, attention to migrant populations, and the implementation in our country of the Sustainable Development Goals that we must comply with by the year 2030.”
5. Med shot, Duque at the dais
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Iván Duque Márquez, President, Colombia:
“The amount of international cooperation to attend migrants in other crises, has an approximate amount of more than 3,000 dollars per migrant. In the case of Latin America, the deployment of resources to attend the crisis does not even match 200 dollars per migrant. So, most of the burden has been taken by the countries, obviously including Colombia, that has now 1.7 million Venezuelan brothers and sisters in our territory. And we have kept the idea of having a comprehensive policy based on fraternity but also on a rigorous procedure to evaluate the access to Colombia and to provide as much help as possible considering our financial and fiscal state.”
7. Med shot, Duque at the dais
8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Iván Duque Márquez, President, Colombia:
“As far as confronting illegal crops, we contemplate using every tool. What are those tools? Manual eradication, voluntary eradication, formalizing crop substitutions, which is being implemented. Also, alternative development. We will also draw contracts on environmental protection in many parts of our territory, and wherever it is necessary, precision spraying following the directives and protocols established by the constitutional court.”
9. Wide shot, Duque at the dais
10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Iván Duque Márquez, President, Colombia:
“We made specific comments about certain aspects of the report, voicing perhaps our protestations. But I believe that there’s always been a proactive sense of analysing those comments. This work will help us specify which agencies have which specific mandates, in order for the information to be uniformed.”
11. Wide shot, Duque at the dais
12. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Iván Duque Márquez, President, Colombia:
“We have to bring that situation to zero. That would be an ideal world. But we are working on that front. And I want to say that the majority of threats and killings of social leaders, come from those organized armed groups that keep on nurturing themselves on drug trafficking and the illegal extraction of minerals, two criminal phenomena that we are attacking from the government. And I said it last year in my speech to the nation’s congress in our report to the Colombian people in our first year in government, with coca there is no peace.”
13. Zoom out, Duque walks away

STORYLINE:

After meeting with Secretary-General António Guterres, Colombian President Iván Duque told reporters that Colombia and the United Nations have finalized negotiations on a framework working agreement for the period 2020 – 2023, based on “three
central axes; peace with legality, attention to migrant populations, and the implementation in our country of the Sustainable Development Goals.”

On the issue of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, Duque said, “the amount of international cooperation to attend migrants in other crises, has an approximate amount of more than 3,000 dollars per migrant. In the case of Latin America, the deployment of resources to attend the crisis does not even match 200 dollars per migrant. So, most of the burden has been taken by the countries, obviously including Colombia, that has now 1.7 million Venezuelan brothers and sisters in our territory.”

He said Colombia is implementing a comprehensive policy “based on fraternity but also on a rigorous procedure to evaluate the access to Colombia and to provide as much help as possible considering our financial and fiscal state.”

On combatting drug trafficking and illegal crops, he said, “we contemplate using every tool. What are those tools? Manual eradication, voluntary eradication, formalizing crop substitutions, which is being implemented. Also, alternative development. We will also draw contracts on environmental protection in many parts of our territory, and wherever it is necessary, precision spraying following the directives and protocols established by the constitutional court.”

Asked about the government’s relationship with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human rights (OHCHR), Duque said, “we made specific comments about certain aspects” of OHCHR’s report, “voicing perhaps our protestations. But I believe that there’s always been a proactive sense of analysing those comments.”

On the killings of social leaders in Colombia, he said, “we have to bring that situation to zero. That would be an ideal world. But we are working on that front. And I want to say that the majority of threats and killings of social leaders, come from those organized armed groups that keep on nurturing themselves on drug trafficking and the illegal extraction of minerals, two criminal phenomena that we are attacking from the government. And I said it last year in my speech to the nation’s congress in our report to the Colombian people in our first year in government, with coca there is no peace.”
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