A Case Study

Colombia, conflict, and the peace process, from a user-perspective

Authored by: Salam A. Gómez

The Routledge Handbook of International Development, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367027735
eBook ISBN: 9780429397844
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429397844-22

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Abstract

Colombia currently faces major change involving both social transformation and a policy heralding a peace process to end the internal armed conflict of nearly 60 years between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Government. The establishment of peace and a willingness to let go of the past should help facilitate the implementation and fulfilment of some of the goals set out in the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a high-impact agenda seeking, essentially, to build a better society for all, without leaving anyone behind.

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