On 24 August 2016, the Colombian Government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) jointly announced the signing of the Final Agreement for the termination of the conflict and the construction of a stable and lasting peace. Oidhaco welcomes this declaration and hopes that it will be the beginning of a new era for Colombia. Furthermore, Oidhaco commends both parties for their persistence to overcome the difficulties, which arose during the negotiations and their resolve to reach a mutual agreement.
Members of the European Parliament encourage the Colombian government in a letter to promote gender policies and the implementation of the final peace agreement of 2016.
The European Parliament has committed itself to peace-building in Colombia, through the follow-up and monitoring of the implementation of the Final Agreement for the End of the Conflict and the Establishment of a Stable and Lasting Peace, and in particular the implementation of measures that incorporate a gender perspective and promote the full participation of