The launch of the Women ART Peace Programme comes as the UN75 global governance forum held a virtual meeting to explore ways in which to achieve sustainable development goals.
Bogota's decision brings the number of countries worldwide that recognise Palestine as a sovereign state to 140. The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Colombia said on Wednesday that the move will help create conditions for peace in Middle East.
Those killed and two more who were wounded in the operation belonged to an armed faction that is commanded by a former FARC rebel leader and had rejected the 2016 peace agreement with the government.
Calmest polls in half a century of conflict in Colombia, with the former rebel movement FARC spurning jungle warfare for politics, and the ELN – the country's last active rebel group – observing a ceasefire.
Colombians are heading to the polls to elect a new Congress with a resurgent right, bitterly opposed to a peace deal that allows leftist former rebels to participate, expected to poll strongly.
The announcement by President Juan Manuel Santos that peace talks with the ELN have been suspended followed a resumption of attacks by the armed group on oil installations and the armed forces.
The school, built by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), was opened in a ceremony by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
Mudslides and "water avalanches" triggered by heavy rainfall in the southwestern province of Putumayo crashed into houses, Colombian officials say, adding the death toll may climb, with over 200 people still missing.
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 announcement follows a deal signed between the government and FARC, the largest guerrilla movement in the country. The decades-long conflict between rebel factions and Colombia has resulted in the deaths of over 250,000 people.
FARC rebels continue drug trade and resist eradication of illicit crops despite ongoing peace talks with Colombian government
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