In this report, the High Commissioner for Human Rights commends the peace agreement reached between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People’s Army.

He highlights the tasks requested of his Office in Colombia by the negotiating parties to support peacebuilding, including reporting on the implementation of the human rights aspects of the agreement through a special chapter in his annual reports to the Human Rights Council.

The report also describes the human rights situation in relation to peace, security, development and democracy. It highlights specific challenges, especially in rural areas, including citizen security, violence linked to illegal economic activities, attacks on human rights defenders, corruption and disparities in economic, social and cultural rights enjoyment.

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