Garcia-Sayan highlights the importance of the agreement in three mayor topics:
- The agreement is not an imposition from the UN Security Council, on the contrary it was a request from the Colombians to assure and “secure the peace process arrival to the finishing line”.
- International experience has shown that to ensure a ceasefire, effectively ending hostilities, and ensure full compliance with the terms of the agreement, United Nations assistance has proved tremendously effective in virtually all cases.
- The Colombian government and FARC agreed that the UN mission should be composed of nationals of the CELAC that is, nationals of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Garcia-Sayan stresses that cultural similarities, historical-even linguistic-could help a better articulation of the UN with the Colombian reality, thus assuring the success of the peace process.
You can read the article in Spanish here
Diego Garcia-Sayán is the former Justice and Foreign Affairs Minister of Peru and currently a Judge on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.