Colombia: plans launched for peace week

Plans for the annual Week for Peace in Bogota, Colombia were launched on 12 August. The Week, which runs from 5-12 September, will promote the efforts of thousands of people working for peace and human dignity in the country. This year will focus on survivors of gun violence and armed conflict. Luis Emil Sanabria of REDEPAZ reaffirmed their commitment to the week, an initiative they have supported since 1994, and denounced the recent violence in Bogota and Medellin. Popular music group Yacon performed at the event.