Leftist guerrilla organisation announces political movement will officially take off on September 1. The agreement signed by FARC and the government in November became a historic milestone in overcoming over half a century of conflict in Colombia.
FARC will now become a political movement after rebels handed over the last of their weapons to UN observers in a low-key event held in Colombia.
The disarmament by the roughly 7,000 members of Colombia's biggest rebel group under a 2016 peace accord brings Latin America's oldest civil conflict close to a complete end.
The deadline was originally set for May 30 but it was pushed back 20 days due to repeated delays with the demobilisation process of the rebels.
The FARC is disarming under UN supervision as part of last year's accord, which the government says will effectively end a 53-year civil conflict.
The neglected area of the Choco department continues to feel the impact of violence wrought by the guerrillas even after successful disarmament of another rebel group, the FARC.
The deal that aims to end 52-year-old armed conflict in Colombia will be taken up by the lower house of the Colombian Congress.
The new deal does not modify a controversial part of the previous accord that gives the FARC 10 congressional seats through 2026.
The Colombian guerrilla movement has been out in the cold for 50 years. After signing a historic peace deal with the government, the FARC will start a disarmament process which is expected to help rebuild social ties and boost Colombia's economy.
The agreement will put an end to the 52-year-old war which has killed over a quarter of a million people.
Colombia awakes to a new era after a midnight ceasefire comes into force between the state and the FARC rebel group.
UN Security Council warmly welcomed the historic peace deal reached between Colombia's government and FARC rebels.
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