Peace with legality: 40 months of implementation of the agreement


40 months of commitment, planning and achievements that today make Colombia a better country": Counselor Archila

  • ​​The report contains the progress and achievements in each of the fronts of the implementation index: Legal and Political Guarantees, Victims, Reincorporation, PDET, Crop Substitution, Rural Development and cross-cutting issues such as Gender, Ethnic Groups and Demining.

  •  “The world sees us as an inspiration and those who objectively make the analysis celebrate the fact that we have, as a country, achieved an irreversible process," celebrated Archila

​Bogota, January 24, 2022. 


The Presidential Advisor for Stabilization and Consolidation, Emilio Archila, called on Colombians not to be fooled by the lies of those who want to discredit the progress achieved through the policy of Peace with Legality and invited them to be informed of the results of the implementation directly and without intermediaries.

"Peace with legality is built with tangible and demonstrable facts, which citizens can consult daily, permanently and free of charge on the Portal for Peace. There you can find the monitoring, management and results reports. Today we are publishing the Report on the results of these 40 months of President Iván Duque's government, which make Colombia a better country, compared to the one we had five years ago", said Counselor Archila to the press in front of the Casa de Nariño.

The Peace with Legality policy is the route through which the government implements the Agreement and advances in the solution of social and economic problems that should have been resolved decades ago. The Results Report from August 2018 to December 2021 reveals the investment figures and executions in all fronts of the Implementation.

We have the representation of the victims strengthened in their tables and about to reach the Congress.  What was envisioned for the Comunes party is happening.  Transitional justice has been independent, it is funded and we expanded the UN mandate to verify that the sanctions themselves bring truth, justice, reparation and non-repetition

During these 40 months, 345,249 victims have received individual compensation payments of $2.7 billion pesos, a historic figure in 10 years of the Victims Law. Of the nearly 13,000 former FARC combatants who laid down their arms, 8,254 have an individual or collective project to guarantee their economic support; on average, 97 percent of them are affiliated to the social security system. Their children receive academic training.

Today, the State is present with the execution of 3,200 works of the Territorially Focused Development Programs, PDET, in the 170 municipalities where the violence caused by the actions of illegal armed groups has had the greatest impact. The investment is $11.7 billion pesos. We have a successful program for the substitution of illicit crops and 400 thousand Colombians have left the dark path of coca.

​In his statement to the press, the advisor, accompanied by the directors of the entities, said that “the foundations have been laid so that the next governments can build on what has already been built: There is the route for the victims in the restructuring of the procedures.  We have the Pdet and Reincorporation roadmaps, the Colombia Replaces model is in place and the 16 National Sector Plans have been formulated.  There are more than 20 departments and 180 municipalities with their own local implementation policy; a private sector is in love with what we do and international cooperation aligned with the Government's guidelines".

The Results Report reveals that, during the 40 months of government, 60 thousand Colombians who used to live as in colonial times, were able to see electricity.  Remote ethnic communities in the jungle now benefit from solar panels and 779,000 people living in rural areas now have access to drinking water and basic sanitation.

"We are leaving behind, for thousands of rural families, the times of impassable roads, towns without schools, health centers or medical personnel. We are making progress in terms of cadastre, land titling, technical assistance to the countryside and financing for producers.   We have already opened the way and we are laying the foundations so that those who arrive can build on what has already been built.   It is time to make a better country," Archila told journalists.

The report reveals progress in gender equity, security for former combatants, access to land, relocation and return of thousands of victims of dispossession and displacement. As well as in rural housing, support to farmers in production, competitiveness and commercialization, humanitarian demining, construction and improvement of tertiary roads, psychosocial care for women victims of sexual violence, substitution of illicit crops, land titling, expansion and constitution of reservations, improvement of educational, road and hospital infrastructure, among many others.

Created at 1/24/2022 2:26 PM by Adrian Mauricio Rojas Maldonado
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