FARC Peace Deal Negotiations
Chair: Mia Sen
Co-Chairs: Josh Christian
Crisis Directors: Daniel Bernal-Otero
Position Papers will be due to the Committee Email below on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by 11:59pm and should be no longer than one page per topic, single-spaced.
In order to be eligible for awards, delegates must submit position papers to the Dias.
Please take a look at the Position Paper Preparation Guide for further information and examples.
Colombian Council of Ministers [CRISIS]
Since the establishment of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 1966, Colombia has been engaged in a brutal civil war. Peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC have been attempted multiple times but have never yielded peace.
Most recently In September of 2016 peace seemed imminent as President Santos and FARC rebels had agreed to a peace treaty. All that was left was to have the citizens of Colombia approve it. However, in October, by a narrow margin, the public rejected the peace deal sending the two sides back into vehement discussions.
Today the role of this committee is to attempt to salvage what is left of the previous peace efforts and successfully make a treaty between the government and FARC that will bring about an end to the civil war and allow peace for the country.
Crisis Staff will represent all entities not in the room, which may include, but is not limited to, the Colombian people, the international community and all government and FARC members not in the committee. The committee is composed of both major Colombian political parties and members of the FARC.
Throughout the weekend we will introduce crisis updates designed to keep the crisis dynamic and debate flowing. Together the committee will have to overcome these crises and try to move toward peace.
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