Project profile — Enhanced respect, promotion and protection of human rights in the post-accord period in Colombia


OHCHR - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (41313)
2018-03-29 - 2019-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Colombia (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Human rights (15160) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to help build a climate of security and stability as Colombia advances in its peacebuilding efforts. Project activities include: (1) supporting a robust United Nations (UN) human rights presence in post-accord Colombia that complements the peace and security work of the UN Political Mission; (2) supporting the work of Government of Colombia institutions and civil society groups who work for the promotion and protection of human rights; and (3) demonstrating the dividends of peace and laying the seeds for societal transformation given the critical nature of the short period immediately after the signing of a peace agreement.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased responsiveness by authorities to address human rights concerns and avoid escalation of violence arising in the context of peace implementation in the post-conflict scenario; (2) increased effectiveness of prevention, protection and dialogue mechanisms, including those that involve women, that enhance i) civil society participation in the implementation of peace accords and ii) advance dialogue processes aimed at resolving social conflicts; and (3) accountability and transitional justice mechanisms increasingly operate in accordance with international human rights standards and with the active participation of victims (including women), creating conditions for truth telling, reparation and non-repetition of human rights violations in the post-conflict scenario.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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