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Secretary-General António Guterres is visiting Colombia from 23-24 November to celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the signing of the landmark 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former FARC-EP. The Secretary-General is there to take stock of the major achievements of the peace process as well as the outstanding challenges.

Mr. Guterres (second from left) arrives with his wife Catarina Vaz Pinto to the presidential palace in Bogotá for a lunch hosted by Iván Duque Márquez (right), President of the Republic of Colombia, and his wife María Juliana Ruiz (second from right).Secretary-General António Guterres receives the Path to Peace Award. 
Mr. Guterres (right) speaks with Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations,  during the Path to Peace Award Ceremony.Delegates of fifty nations met at San Francisco between April 25 and June 26, 1945. Working on the Dumbarton Oaks proposals, the Yalta Agreement, and amendments proposed by various Governments, the Conference agreed upon the Charter of the United Nations and the Statute of the New International Court of Justice. The Charter was passed unanimously and signed by all the representatives. It came into force on October 24, 1945, when China, France, the USSR, the United Kingdom, the United States and a majority of the other signatories had filed their instruments of ratification. [No exact date]
A view of the documents distribution desk.Secretary-General António Guterres is visiting Colombia from 23-24 November to celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the signing of the landmark 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former FARC-EP. The Secretary-General is there to take stock of the major achievements of the peace process as well as the outstanding challenges.

Mr. Guterres addresses the fifth year anniversary event of the signing of the Peace Agreement in Bogotá.

“The signing of the Peace Agreement, [on the 24 November 2016], generated hope and inspiration in Colombia and the world… After five decades of conflict and suffering, we have a moral obligation to ensure that this peace process is a success.” said the Secretary-General.A view of the Election of members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination held during the 30th plenary meeting of the General Assembly.César Núñez, Director of the UNAIDS New York Office, briefs reporters on World AIDS Day (1 December).A group of women from Afghanistan brief reporters in the context of the Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security.

From left to right: Asila Wardak, former Diplomat; Fawzia Koofi, former Republic Peace Negotiator and first woman Deputy Speaker of Parliament; Mariam Safi, Executive Director of DROPS; Naheed Fareed, former Afghan Parliamentarian and Chairperson of House Standing Committee for Human Rights, Civil Society and Women Affairs.Abdulla Shahid, President of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, addresses the General Assembly high-level meeting on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.Marcos De Sá Affonso Da Costa, Force Commander with the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), interacts with crew of the South African Aviation unit during an operational tour of various deployments of the Force Intervention Brigade in its joint operations with the Congolese Forces to eliminate Armed groups in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.Angela and Jennifer Chun perform at the UN Day Concert 2021 on the theme "Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity". The Concert is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations.Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramirez (left), Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of November, speaks with delegates prior to the Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace and security. The theme was titled "Peace and Security Through Preventive Diplomacy: A Common Objective to All the Principal Organs of the United Nations", as proposed in the letter dated 19 October 2021 from the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/2021/888).Secretary-General António Guterres is visiting Colombia from 23-24 November to celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the signing of the landmark 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former FARC-EP. The Secretary-General is there to take stock of the major achievements of the peace process as well as the outstanding challenges.

Mr. Guterres (right) arrives in 
Llano Grande reintegration área for former combatants in Dabeiba, Antioquia, Colombia. 
At centre right is Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia, and at centre left is Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia..Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico and President of the Security Council for the month of November, chairs the Security Council meeting on Exclusion, inequality and conflict under maintenance of international peace and security.Mohammed El-Kurd, activist and Palestinian writer and poet from Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem, addresses the special meeting of the General Assembly in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of November, briefs reporters on the programme of work for the month.A view of a tree in Autumn colors next to the Japanese Peace Bell. The Peace Bell is a gift to the United Nations by the UN Association of Japan.Staff members and delegates  verify that ballot boxes are empty during the General Assembly meeting on Fifth Committee and appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other appointments. 
The Assembly voted to appoint members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions; members of the Committee on Contributions; Confirmed the appointment of members of the Investments Committee; appointed a member of the Board of Auditors; and appointed members of the International Civil Service Commission.A guardian for international peace and security sits on the Visitors Plaza outside UN Headquarters. The guardian is a fusion of jaguar and eagle and donated by the Government of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is created by artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles.Waad Al-Kateab, Syrian activist and award-winning filmmaker, addresses the Security Council Arria-formula meeting on Accountability in the Syrian Arab Republic. 
Security Council members Estonia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States, with additional co-sponsors Belgium, Canada, Germany, Georgia, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Qatar, Sweden and Turkey holds an informal briefing on the need for increased efforts by the Council to establish full accountability for the most serious international crimes committed in the Syrian Arab Republic.Luis Carrilho, UN  Police Adviser and Director of the UN Police Division, briefs reporters on UN Police Week Events.

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