The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) cordially invites you to:
WOLA’s Annual Colombia Peace Conference
A little more than a year ago, Ivan Duque was sworn in as president of Colombia after running a campaign predicated on making changes to the historic 2016 peace accords between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). This conference will assess the implementation of the peace accords under the Duque administration, with a focus on the security situation, alarming recent attacks against social leaders, the challenges posed by efforts to address coca cultivation in the country, and the progress made on critical aspects of the accords such as truth, justice, and reparations for the conflict’s 8 million victims. Panelists will also discuss the challenges posed by the many criminal groups operating in Colombia, the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis, and opportunities to fully implement innovative sections of the accords that differentiate Afro-Colombian, indigenous, women, and gender perspectives.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Holeman Lounge, The National Press Club
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045