Rein­te­grat­ing FARC rebels aim of U.N. Colom­bia mis­sion

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - WORLD -

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.”

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