(OSRSG-CAAC) – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, welcomes the announcement by the Government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) that they will begin the separation and reintegration of all children under 18 associated with the FARC-EP on 10 September. “I am heartened to see that the commitment and tireless efforts of all those involved in this process, especially the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP, are about to bring tangible results for children deeply affected by the conflict,” declared Leila Zerrougui. The separation and reintegration of children will be done in compliance with the agreement signed in Havana, Cuba on 15 May 2016.