In the context of the foundational Congress of SORTU, an international conference will take place titled “Current Conflict Resolution”. The conference will take place this Friday, February 22nd at 18:00 at the Baluarte Palace of Congresses in Iruñea (Pamplona).

This conference will deal with diverse resolution processes, but not in the usual scheme. That is to say, we are not going to analyze processes which have been valid for the resolution of conflicts such as Ireland or South Africa, but processes that are ongoing, in diverse phases.

Four current cases will be analyzed.

Colombia: The former senator Piedad Cordoba will be with us, a person who has participated directly in the scenario previous to the conversations between the FARC and the Colombian government, since she participated in the liberation process of hostages in the hands of the guerrilla, working with the “Colombians for Peace” organization. Cordoba, who currently participates in the “Patriotic March” movement, will explain the resolution process that is developing in Colombia as well as the current challenges.

Kurdistan: The death of three Kurdish militants in Paris brought the Kurdish conflict to the front pages in the media. However, the conflict and the repression that the Kurdish people suffer have been going on for decades. The representative of the KNK, or the Kurdistan National Congress, Nilufer Koc will analyze the current situation and the process that is developing.

Sahara: 15 years have passed since Morocco and the Polisario Front signed the agreements of Houston. However, the process remains in a situation of blockage due to the stubbornness of Morocco and the support given to it from Madrid and Paris. Meanwhile, the rights of the Saharan people are violated daily. Examples of this are the harsh prison sentences given this weekend to diverse Saharan activists. The representative of the Polisario Front, Badabi Benabar, will inform us of all of that.

Palestine: Karioti Yaber, representative of the FDLP and the Palestinian Liberation Organization will be with us. Since 1947 when the UN accepted the partition of Palestine, the Zionist state of Israel has occupied Palestinian lands and violated rights in a systematic way. After the last attack on Gaza, it seems that the dialogue among the diverse Palestinian forces is opening a new scenario. Yaber will explain the current scenario and the challenges for the future.