The Monitoring and Verification Mechanism is an organism composed of FARC-EP delegates, Colombian Government delegates and United Nations delegates with the objective of –as stated in its name- monitoring and verifying the ceasefire process and all activities related to it including the future reincorporation of the FARC-EP to civilian life.
The Command of the guerrilla units located at the Pre-grouping Point of the municipality of Vista Hermosa, Meta, inform the public opinion, the Monitoring and Verification Mechanism, the Guarantors and accompanying countries of the Process that in order to keep loyal to the commitment to peace, and in accordance with the protocols signed at La Havana, Cuba between the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP we have ceased fire and all kinds of hostilities, as was ordered by Comandante Timoleón.
Bogotá, November 4 – The tripartite Mechanism coordinated by the UN Mission, with the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), will begin to monitor and verify the ceasefire and cessation of hostilities on Monday, 7 November.
The FARC-EP welcomes the decision of President Juan Manuel Santos to maintain the Bilateral and Definitive Cease of Fire. And we reaffirm for the tranquility and trust of Colombian society and the international community that we continue to decisively correspond to that decision.
Havana, Cuba, October 7, 2016
The delegations of the National Government and the FARC-EP, after meeting in Havana with the guarantor countries and the Head of the Special Mission of the United Nations in Colombia, Jean Arnault, want to inform the public opinion that:
1. The FARC-EP reaffirm, before Colombia and the world, that its guerrilla Fronts nationwide will remain in Final and Bilateral Ceasefire, as a necessary measure of relief to victims of the conflict, and as a sign of respect for the agreed with the National Government.
Popayan, Cauca. August 31, 2016
The National Government, the FARC-EP and the Mission of the United Nations (UN) in Colombia, inform that the first training phase of the group of women and men who will be part of the tripartite mechanism for monitoring and verification of the Bilateral and Final Ceasefire and Cessation of Hostilities began today in the framework of the preparatory stage to the activation of this mechanism.
Taken from: http://www.sinnfein.ie/
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has “warmly welcomed” the commencement today of a ‘definitive ceasefire’ by FARC and the ending of military actions against it by the Colombian government.
On August 24, the heads of delegations of the national government and the FARC-EP signed in Havana, Cuba, the Final Agreement for the Termination of the Conflict and the Construction of a stable and lasting Peace.
First workday of technical visits to Transitory Normalization Areas was successfully completed
Villavicencio, Meta, August 9, 2016