Reintegrating FARC rebels aim of U.N. Colombia mission
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved U.N. plans for a follow-on mission in Colombia which will focus on reintegrating some 10,000 former combatants from the country’s largest rebel group back into society.
A resolution adopted by the council welcomes the laying down of arms by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, after more than 50 years of war, a process monitored by the United Nations.
Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft called the new U.N. mission “an important step” to consolidate gains over the past year and move to “the next crucial phase.”