Core area “Peaceful and inclusive societies” Filling the peace deal with life
Germany has been supporting the peace process in Colombia since 2008. The 2016 peace agreement explicitly mentions Germany and requests the country to be one of several supporting countries to provide assistance in the field of transitional justice and reconciliation.
Germany is providing technical advice and financial support in this field, for example with regard to the drafting of legislation for victim compensation and land restitution. In addition, the BMZ has been supporting governmental and civil society actors in the field of conflict prevention. In that context, German development cooperation programmes have put a special focus on those regions that have been most affected by violence and poverty. The BMZ also supports the peace mission of the Organization of American States.
In the area of intervention of “Displacement and migration”, the BMZ assists Colombia with regard to the economic and social integration of the approximately 2.5 million refugees from Venezuela and the about 8.5 million internally displaced people. In this area, additional COVID-19 response funding has been used since 2021 in order to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on these particularly vulnerable groups.
As at: 17/08/2022