UN Security Council to take up Colombia resolution

Picture released by Colombia's office of the High Commissioner for Peace, showing one of the first Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas pardoned by the government on her release from prison in Bogota on January 20, 2016The UN Security Council is set to adopt a resolution next week to establish a mission to monitor the end of the lengthy conflict between the Colombian government and leftist rebels. The draft resolution, obtained by AFP, was submitted by Britain and circulated to all 15 council members on Friday. The text says the Security Council decides “to establish a political mission … to monitor and verify” for a period of 12 months the ceasefire and cessation of hostilities between the Colombian security forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels.

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