Offsite event: A Discussion with Frank Pearl, Colombia's High Counselor for Social and Economic Reintegration | Wilson Center

Offsite event: A Discussion with Frank Pearl, Colombia's High Counselor for Social and Economic Reintegration

According to the office of the High Counselor for Reintegration (ACR), over 47,000 combatants from Colombia's paramilitary and guerrilla groups have demobilized since mid-2002. Government-sponsored reintegration programs aim to meet the needs of ex-combatants, their families, and the communities that receive them, and to pursue multiple goals of reconciliation, justice, and socio-economic development. Pearl, a former businessman, will discuss the progress of these programs, the prospects for further demobilizations, and the role of the international community.