Indigenous views on the Colombian Peace Agreement

Friday, April 21, 11am

In the context of the peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC (2012-2016), the signing of the Peace Agreements, including the Ethnic Chapter, the unsuccessful Referendum (2016), and the subsequent Congressional ratification of a revised peace deal, it is imperative to understand the views, concerns and needs of the diverse indigenous peoples of Colombia. Indigenous peoples often suffer the brunt of war, and also bring underappreciated and powerful wisdom to peacebuilding. As political actors, indigenous peoples should be, but often are not, central to any peace process. This panel explores a range of critical issues from the indigenous Colombian perspective, from justice to historical memory, and from the pursuit of human rights to the ongoing and widespread deadly violence against indigenous leaders.

Refreshments will be served. Thank you to our world-class event partners: NIA TERO, AC4, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Institute of Latin American Studies, Kent Global Leadership Program on Conflict Resolution, MD-ICCCR, and SIPA International Organization and UN Studies Specialization.