Pluralism and Peace Forum

May 22, 2018

Bogotá, Colombia

The “Pluralism and Peace in Colombia” forum, hosted in partnership with the Embassy of Canada in Colombia, analyzed the effects that the socioeconomic and political inclusion of indigenous peoples, Afro-Colombians and other minorities can have on lasting reconciliation and peace in Colombia. The forum included a panel discussion, which focused on the contribution that pluralism can make to sustainable peace and reconciliation in Colombia. Panellists included Chargé-de-affairs of the Embassy of Canada in Colombia, Ryan Clark; Deputy Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia Guillermo Martínez-Maldonado; Director of the National Centre for Memory, Gonzalo Sánchez; Human Rights Advisor at the Office of the President of Colombia, Valentina Erazo. Following the panel, in a one-on-one dialogue with Colombian journalist Juanita Leon, Leyner provided his insights on how to address these issues.