Colombia: agreement with the authorities of the Nariño region to reinforce respect for human rights



On 22 January, Fight for Humanity and other humanitarian actors came to an agreement with Nariño’s Governor, Jhon Rojas Cabrera, 4 mayors of municipalities and 3 indigenous communities’ governors on a common intervention framework to address the worrying human rights situation in the area and strengthen the implementation of the peace agreement.


This first step will allow the above humanitarian organizations to develop programmes to promote and reinforce human rights in the region and to strengthen to position of humanitarian action such as demining operations, in coordination with the local authorities. Nariño is one of the regions most affected by armed violence in the country, with dozens of human rights defenders assassinated over the past few years and the presence of landmines affecting communities.

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