(SRSG CAAC) – The implementation of the child protection measures included in the Colombian Peace Agreement between the Government and the FARC-EP is encouraging and lessons can be drawn from that process said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, following a two-day visit in Colombia where she met Government and civil society representatives, members of the Catholic Church and UN partners. During her visit, Ms. Gamba received a briefing from the Inter-Sectoral Commission for the prevention of recruitment and use of children by armed groups and could exchange with some of the members of the 24 agencies that comprise the Commission. The briefings centered on three key activities undertaken by the Government, namely the prevention of child recruitment and use, implementation of prevention measures and challenges on the ground and release and reintegration including reparation modalities offered by the Government.