United Nations Setting Their Sights on Bringing an End to the Longest Armed Conflict in the Western Hemisphere.

By James Becker

It only took 220,000+ casualties, the displacement of more than five million civilians, and

51 years of bloodshed, but Colombians are getting closer and closer to achieving

something that they haven’t had in more than half a century: the absence of war. The

conflict between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of

Colombia (FARC) began in approximately 1964 and has continued to this day. Rampant

drug trafficking, kidnappings, terror attacks, and countless acts of cold-blooded murder

between the two forces left the country on the brink of becoming a failed state.

However, due to a series of peace negotiations beginning in 2012, the Colombian

government and the FARC are now finding themselves on the verge of an armistice in

2016. The two sides requested the United Nations to oversee the process of

disarmament. Acting just days after the request, the U.N. Security Council unanimously

voted to establish a political mission to bring an end to the Colombian conflict. If 51

years of violence can be resolved through a path as simple as human communication:

Who’s to say that the elimination of war in the Middle East is unattainable? Who’s to say

that we can’t put an end to the bloodbath that has consumed the nations of Africa?

Who’s to say that the goal of 2020 A Year Without War is insurmountable? These goals

can be met, but we need your help. JOIN, LIKE, RECRUIT, DONATE to 2020 A Year

Without War. Get Involved!

To learn more about the political mission that the U.N. plans to implement, check out

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