Colombian govt, FARC rebels ask UN to monitor end of conflict


Havana (AFP)

Colombia's government and FARC rebels said Tuesday they have asked the United Nations to monitor the eventual end of their five-decade conflict and the disarmament of the Marxist guerrilla group.

"We have decided to ask the UN Security Council to create (a mission) of unarmed observers for a period of 12 months" to oversee the end of the conflict, the two sides said at peace talks in Havana, raising hopes that they are close to signing a final peace deal.