Council of Colombian Ministers
Minister of Housing, City, and Territory – Luis Felipe Henao Cardona


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Minister of Housing, City and Territory Luis Felipe Henao Cardona Represented by : Sarah-Jeanne Tamas

Topic : Peace and Post-Peace

The complexity of the Colombian conflict is no longer only due to the political debates of the different factions, but also to several other implicit actors and interests. In fact, if the conflict has emerged following ideological debates, it is now closely linked to drug traffickers and the entire adjacent industry, as well as oil extraction. The singularity of the Colombian situation lies in the fact that citizens are in the presence of a democracy but with violence deploying in the multiple spheres of social life.

Thus, building lasting peace in Colombia requires addressing the underlying causes of the conflict – inequality and poverty among them – particularly land redistribution in rural areas where farmers and communities lack ...