Statement on the Peace Accord

Statement on the Peace Accord

Public Statement on the Newest Version of the Peace Accords Between the Colombian Government and the FARC
Versión en Español

November 18, 2016. In the aftermath of the narrow “no” vote against the peace accords signed by the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas, we are heartened by the determined efforts of broad sectors of Colombian society to find a path to peace. We commend the constructive actions of the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas and their willingness to persevere to reach a negotiated settlement that can end fifty years of brutal war. We salute the creative and generous efforts of Colombian students, artists, Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities, women, unions, civil society organizations, business leaders, and, above all, victims of violence, as they seek to encourage “an accord now.”


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