The Negotiating Timeline: The four years of negotiations between the government and the FARC followed a six-point agenda, based on the principle that "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed". The Colombian case is in many ways singular– from the way in which each agenda item was set up, and how the negotiations were carried out, to their vision of the future. Speaking anonymously, some parties of the negotiating team gave democraciaAbierta an inside look into how it all unfolded – from choosing the right time to start fresh negotiations with the FARC, to what a peaceful Colombia might look like in the years to come.
Each of the six agenda items are evaluated by (1) Process Design, (2) The Negotiations and Challenges, (3) Confidence-Building Measures, (4) Ratification, (5) Implementation and Verification. Explore each of the agenda items in the timeline below.