On Friday June 9, 2023, the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) announced a cease-fire agreement bilaterally as well as the calling to society for participating in the peace process.
In Colombia there is a historical debt to the peasants’ collective. They have suffered the consequences of implementing a dispossession model which has favored a small number of people who concentrate the ownership of land and wealth.
In Colombia indigenous organizations and the black communities and Community Councils connected to the El Kongal Regional Platform declare a state of humanitarian emergency due to the escalation and worsening of the armed conflict in their ancestral territories, which is leading to the physical, cultural, and spiritual extinction, destroying their identity, sovereignty, and dignity.
An international delegation of La Via Campesina (LVC), the international peasant movement accompanying the implementation process of the Peace Agreement in Colombia expresses its satisfaction and hope, and praises the political will of the current Colombian government to implement the agreement.
As an international peasant movement, we recognize the importance of agrarian justice measures that guarantee the transition and express our full support for the creation of an Agrarian Final Court.
Through a diplomatic note sent to the General Secretary of the United Nations, the Colombian State expresses its decision to support and implement the United Nations Declaration of Peasants Rights.
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