Colombian Senator to discuss peace process at free lecture in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – Left-wing Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda, well-known for his stance in defending human rights in one of the most war-ravaged countries in the Americas, is in Geneva today where he will hold a free, public talk about the ongoing peace process in Colombia.

Senator Cepeda will be lecturing at the University of Geneva on some of the “social, democratic challenges” that still remain.

So far the Colombian Government and FARC rebels have reached outline agreements on more than half of the items on their agenda. However, many impediments to peace continue to exist in Colombia.

While in Switzerland, Cepeda  met with Carlo Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Committee for Foreign Affairs.

Sommaruga also met with the Colombian Vice-Minister of Mines and Energy.

The conference takes place today 9 May at 18:00 at Uni Bastions (salle B101). Find more information here.

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