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Presenting the Secretary-General’s latest report to the Security Council, the Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC), Carlos Ruiz Massieu, said “implementation is gaining traction across several sections of the Agreement, including those that had been lagging behind despite having the greatest potential to address the root causes of the conflict.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 12 JULY 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Pan left, exterior UN Headquarters

06 JULY 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Med shot, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia Carlos Ruiz Massieu at the Council dais
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia and Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC):
“I believe that the steps forward registered in the Secretary-General’s latest report are an indication that implementation is gaining traction across several sections of the Agreement, including those that had been lagging behind despite having the greatest potential to address the root causes of the conflict.”
5. Pan left, Council
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia and Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC):
“Congress also has a key role to play in implementing the Agreement. I welcome the approval of legislation pertaining to the comprehensive rural reform and I trust that all political actors will continue to find ways to build consensus to consolidate peace.”
7. Med shot, Colombia’s Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva Durán
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia and Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC):
“Regrettably, violence continues to hinder the realization of the full potential of the Agreement. I trust that recent actions regarding security guarantees such as the adoption of a new security and defense policy will soon bear results and help improve the situation in conflict-affected regions.”
9. Wide shot, Council
10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Álvaro Leyva Durán, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Colombia:
“Colombia must continue to encourage and allow all actors in the conflict to be accountable in the name of truth, justice as a society and the victims. All of that must go hand in hand with effective and sustainable reintegration processes which allow dignity. We want to achieve peace and win that fight.”
11. Wide shot, end of Council session

STORYLINE:

Presenting the Secretary-General’s latest report to the Security Council, the Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC), Carlos Ruiz Massieu, today (12 Jul) said “implementation is gaining traction across several sections of the Agreement, including those that had been lagging behind despite having the greatest potential to address the root causes of the conflict.”

Ruiz Massieu, who is also the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia, said Congress “has a key role to play in implementing the Agreement” and welcomed the approval of legislation on rural reform.

He said, “I trust that all political actors will continue to find ways to build consensus to consolidate peace.”

The Head of Mission told the Council that “regrettably, violence continues to hinder the realization of the full potential of the Agreement.”

He said, “I trust that recent actions regarding security guarantees such as the adoption of a new security and defense policy will soon bear results and help improve the situation in conflict-affected regions.”

For his part, Colombia’s Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva Durán said, “Colombia must continue to encourage and allow all actors in the conflict to be accountable in the name of truth, justice as a society and the victims. All of that must go hand in hand with effective and sustainable reintegration processes which allow dignity. We want to achieve peace and win that fight.”

The Secretary-General’s latest 90-day report on the Mission covers the period from 27 March to 26 June.
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