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Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative for Colombia, said, “In times of tension around the world, Colombia’s case is a reminder that even the most entrenched of conflicts can be resolved through dialogue and a call to never desist in the search for peace.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 11 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters

11 OCTOBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Pan left, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia / Head, United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC):
“Colombians never gave up on peace, nor did the international community. In times of tension around the world, Colombia’s case is a reminder that even the most entrenched of conflicts can be resolved through dialogue and a call to never desist in the search for peace.”
4. Med shot, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia / Head, United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC):
“I again commend the progress made at the negotiating table by the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN). In particular, I would like to highlight the development of the bilateral ceasefire, which has decreased the conflict between the parties.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia / Head, United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC):
“We view the dialogues between the Government and the self-proclaimed Central Chief of Staff FARC-EP positively. The parties announced this past weekend a suspension of offensive actions between them and their intention to establish a peace dialogue table, with the entry into force of a bilateral ceasefire starting on October 16th.”
8. Pan left, Security Council
9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia / Head, United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC):
“Another significant milestone is the recent decision by the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) to open Case 11, which will address gender-based, sexual, and reproductive violence perpetrated by the parties in the conflict.”
10. Med shot, delegates
11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia / Head, United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC):
“This important development adds to other recent progress made by the JEP on its path toward issuing its own first sanctions, including recent recognition of liability of responsibility made by all parties. Contributing to the truth and recognizing responsibility for the crimes committed are not only obligations of all parties in the conflict but also fundamental pillars for the success of this process.”
13. Wide shot, Security Council
14. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Álvaro Leyva Durán, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Colombia:
“Total peace, total peace. We must strive to guarantee our entire society's life and happiness. We want to set an example. We do want people to cry aloud that Colombia is a truly global power of life.”
15. Wide shot, Security Council

STORYLINE:
Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative for Colombia, said, “In times of tension around the world, Colombia’s case is a reminder that even the most entrenched of conflicts can be resolved through dialogue and a call to never desist in the search for peace.”

Addressing the Security Council today (11 Oct), Massieu commended the progress made at the negotiating table by the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN).

He then highlighted “the development of the bilateral ceasefire, which has decreased the conflict between the parties.”

He also said, “We view the dialogues between the Government and the self-proclaimed Central Chief of Staff FARC-EP positively. The parties announced this past weekend a suspension of offensive actions between them and their intention to establish a peace dialogue table, with the entry into force of a bilateral ceasefire starting on October 16th.”

The Special Representative for Colombia continued, “Another significant milestone is the recent decision by the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) to open Case 11, which will address gender-based, sexual, and reproductive violence perpetrated by the parties in the conflict.”

He explained, “This important development adds to other recent progress made by the JEP on its path toward issuing its own first sanctions, including recent recognition of liability of responsibility made by all parties. Contributing to the truth and recognizing responsibility for the crimes committed are not only obligations of all parties in the conflict but also fundamental pillars for the success of this process.”

Álvaro Leyva Durán, Colombian Minister for Foreign Affairs, said, “Total peace, total peace. We must strive to guarantee our entire society's life and happiness. We want to set an example. We do want people to cry aloud that Colombia is a truly global power of life.”
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