On June 27, the Regional Report on States’ “Capacities to address armed violence in Latin America and the Caribbean” was launched. The event was held at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Bogota, Colombia, in the North Hall of the library building. It was attended by 31 people representing governmental institutions (Department for Social Prosperity, National Police, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombian Agency for Reintegration, etc.) and civil society organizations (Redepaz, Corporación Nuevo Arco Iris, Ideas for Peace Foundation, among others).
The presentation was made by the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, who noted the capacity for coordination among organizations from 13 countries for the development of this research. Afterwards, Alonso Tobon, representing the Resource Center for Conflict Analysis (CERAC), presented the regional report and highlighted the main research findings at a regional level.
The national report was presented by Alex Mauricio Bonilla from the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines (CCCM), who worked as a researcher in the case of Colombia.
The meeting continued with questions related to the presentations. There was a great deal of participation and interest in learning more about various issues, including the methodology used.
Finally Camilo Serna closed the presentation and the documents were distributed among the participants.