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Peace Processes and Truth Commissions

BOGOTA / GENEVA / NEW YORK —  On February 25, 2015, in Bogotá, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the Kofi Annan Foundation will host a conference entitled “Truth Commissions and Peace Processes: International Experiences and Challenges for Colombia.”

With the participation of Mr. Kofi Annan, Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, and Mr. David Tolbert, President of the International Center for Transitional Justice, the day-long conference will gather renowned international and national experts to reflect on lessons learned from truth commissions emerging from peace processes around the world and how they may apply in the Colombian context.

The search for truth concerns Colombian society as a whole, and the conference will provide space for Colombian social and institutional actors to exchange ideas, expectations and questions about the country’s search for truth about the armed conflict.

This conference is part of a joint effort by the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Kofi Annan Foundation to promote and facilitate dialogue on the experiences and lessons learned from truth commissions that have emerged from peace processes. A joint 2014 report by the two organizations exploring these issues is available in English; a Spanish edition will be launched at the conference.

This event is organized with the support of the Norwegian Embassy in Colombia and Foros Semana.

The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Capacity is limited.


WHAT: International Conference “Truth Commissions and Peace Processes: International Experiences and Challenges for Colombia”

WHERE: Tequendama Hotel, Carrera 10 No 26-21, Bogotá, Colombia

WHEN: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 8:00am to 6:30pm UTC

Mr. Kofi Annan will be in Colombia to speak at the conference. For any further information about Mr. Annan’s visit, please contact the Spokesperson of the Kofi Annan Foundation at farnoudi@kofiannanfoundation.org


TO ATTEND IN PERSON

Members of the public and the media who would like to attend the conference are requested to pre-register by contacting bogota@ictj.org  / +57 248-0488 or +57 310-489-7684 with the following information:

• Name

• Name of media outlet (if applicable)

• Contact telephone number

• Email address

*Please note that pre-registration closes at 12.00 CET on Sunday, February 22

LIVE STREAM FROM BOGOTA

A live stream of the conference will be available at www.ictj.org/es

An International Conference in Colombia with the Kofi Annan Foundation and ICTJ