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UN removes 4 envoys from its peacekeeping mission in Colombia for partying with rebels

The United Nations Is Removing Four Officials From Its Peacekeeping Mission In Colombia Following An Uproar Over A Video Showing Observers Dancing With The Left Is Trebled They're Supposed To Be Monitoring.

PTI | Updated on: 06 Jan 2017, 12:03:33 PM
UN removes 4 envoys from its peacekeeping mission in Colombia for partying with rebels (Representational Image)

Bogota:

The United Nations is removing four officials from its peacekeeping mission in Colombia following an uproar over a video showing observers dancing with the left is trebled they're supposed to be monitoring.

In UN statement promises "full impartiality" in its efforts to verify compliance with a deal between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia aimed at bringing an end to decades of bloody fighting. A

video of observers wearing UN vests dancing with female guerrillas at a New Year's party sparked an outcry from opponents of the peace deal. Both Colombia's government and the UN have called their behaviour inappropriate.

Hundreds of UN-sponsored observers are being deployed across the country to receive weapons turned over by the rebels. Most are from Latin America though the statement mentioned no nationalities. 

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First Published : 06 Jan 2017, 11:56:00 AM

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