2017 Outstanding Peace Process
Year granted award: 2017
Award Category: Outstanding Peace Process
After decades of the Colombian conflict, negotiations began in September 2012 between the Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia ‘FARC’ (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). Together with Civil Society Actors they have made efforts to bring an end to the conflict. Major progress has been achieved since 2015. Negotiators announced a final agreement to end the conflict and build a lasting peace in 2016.