New UN mission to help Colombia rebels return to society

AFP , Monday 10 Jul 2017

The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously decided to establish a new mission in Colombia to help FARC rebels reintegrate society as the peace deal moves to a new, challenging phase after the laying down of weapons.

After a historic deal ended the decades-long guerrilla war, the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) completed the handover of weapons on June 27.

The council adopted a British-drafted resolution that sets up the new verification mission as of September 26, when a first mission set up to oversee the disarmament ends.

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