EU Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia

In November 2015, Eamon Gilmore was appointed by the EU High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commision, Federicia Mogherini as her Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia.

Announcing Eamon's appointment the HRVP said

"Providing support to this peace process has been one of the priorities since the beginning of my mandate a year ago. Over the past twelve months I met President Santos on several occasions and it is with his full agreement that I decided to entrust Mr. Gilmore with this mission.

With his experience as Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ireland from 2011 to 2014 and his personal involvement in the peace process in Northern Ireland, Mr. Gilmore is the right person for this job and I am pleased that he accepted to take on this challenging commitment.

The Colombian peace process has reached a crucial moment with the groundbreaking agreement on transitional justice. I am confident that a final agreement can be concluded by the end of March, as announced by President Santos.

Eamon Gilmore will convey the political support of the EU for the peace process, especially in the implementation phase. He will work with the Colombian Government and other stakeholders in Colombia, and with EU Member States and the European Parliament. The EU and Member states must present a coherent and well-coordinated response to this historic occasion."

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News & Views

Podcast Episode – The European Lens with Frances Fitzgerald, Member of the European Parliament: ‘The EU’s Role in Promoting Human Rights’

June 4, 2021

EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, participates at the European Parliament event: Last Chance for Justice, a short documentary film about prominent human rights defender from Kyrgyzstan, Mr Azimjan Askarov

June 4, 2021

Keynote Address – The Africa regional launch event for the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024

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“Why Truth & Justice Matter in Colombia” – Webinar co-hosted by ABColombia, Christian Aid Ireland and the Transitional Justice Institute of Ulster University

May 12, 2021

Keynote Address – The Asia Pacific Regional Launch for the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024

May 7, 2021

Keynote Address at University of Notre Dame – Northern Ireland and Colombian Peace Accords: Insights on Negotiations, Design and Implementation for Sustainable Peacebuilding

May 6, 2021

Keynote Address at the International Conference on the Death Penalty – Portuguese Presidency of the European Union

May 4, 2021

Opening Remarks – Galway Business and Human Rights Symposium 2021: Taking Stock, Looking Forward, 29 April 2021

April 29, 2021

Keynote Address – The Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia Regional Launch Event for the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024

April 20, 2021

Remarks at Public Session of 68th Ordinary Session of the African Commission for Human and People’s Rights

April 14, 2021