Press Release #6
Bogotá, Colombia, November 22, 2016
The delegations of the National Government and the FARC-EP have agreed to sign the Final Agreement for the End of the Conflict and the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace of November 12, next Thursday, November 24 at 11:00 am in the Colon Theater in Bogotá.
The LGBTI organizations and activists express our satisfaction at the announcement of the signing of a new agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP. We celebrate the effort and speed with which the parties have worked in this complex stage of the country. We reiterate our recognition of the legitimacy of the Peace Process to advance in the task of making changes and incorporations of the agreement and maintaining its spirit.
The spirit and core aspects of the Final Agreement reached between the FARC-EP and the National Government must be kept according to an open letter of jurists, academics, NGOs, institutes and professors.
The Delegations of the FARC-EP and the Colombian government, after the narrow victory of the NO-stand at the referendum, have separately met with representatives of the Yes-camp and the No-camp.
Several camps of the FARC-EP located in different regions of the country are getting ready for the great Vigil for Peace to be held between 30 and 31 October.
Italian jurist Luigi Ferrajoli, theorist of criminal law, talks about the legal implications of the triumph of the NO-vote [to Final Peace Agreement] and what might be the way out of this limbo.
Many recognize the economic, social and political factors that have generated and reproduced the armed confrontation in Colombia, that’s precisely the premise of the need to find a dialogued and political solution to the conflict. However, transversal to these factors is the environmental issue, which is of high importance because of its role in the economic and social life.
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:
In the morning of Wednesday the 28th, before heading for Havana, Father Carlos, a Jesuit, director of Villa Claver, the spiritual retreat house where we were staying on our trip to Cartagena, asked all present FARC delegates to gather in order to take a picture. With him and all the staff that works at the house.
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.