Twelve rebels from Colombia's Farc group becomes the first group to complete a UN-monitored disarmament process Friday May 12,2017
Twelve rebels from Colombia's Farc group have been reintegrated into civilian life on Friday May 12,2017, after becoming the first group to complete a UN-monitored disarmament process.
The 12 men received certificates from the UN mission at a ceremony in Bogota.
Thousands of rebels have handed over their weapons since the Farc signed a peace agreement with the government last year.
The deal put an end of more than five decades of conflict.
Some 7,000 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) are still at demobilisation zones set up across Colombia, waiting to be registered so they can rejoin civilian life.
Friday May 12,2017's event marked the beginning of "a continuous process begins to certify the Farc members who are making the transition to civilian life after laying down their arms," the UN said in statement