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Mission

The Development and Peace Foundation, FUNDEPAZ, is a non-confessional, non-partisan and non-profit organization that seeks to promote sustainable human development in Colombia in order to contribute to the construction of a fair and equitable society in the perspective of political, economic, social and cultural inclusion.

History

The year 2000 marked a turning point in the dynamic of the armed conflict and its manifestations for Nariño as a result of intense fumigations of coca crops undertaken by the Government in the neighboring department of Putumayo within the framework of Plan Colombia, caused illicit crops moved to Nariño, especially to the Pacific coast, bringing with it an increase in the presence of armed actors (guerrillas and paramilitaries) and war actions. In this context on January 15, 2002 four young men and women economists of the University of Nariño committed to the ideal of social change, decided to create the Development and Peace Foundation, FUNDEPAZ as a response to the harmful consequences of the increased armed conflict on the civil population: increase in human rights violations, mass displacements of people, increase of poverty, etc.

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  • Calle 10 No. 23 – 21, neighborhood Obrero - Pasto – Nariño – Colombia
  • Postal Code: 520003
  • +57 (2) 7224275
  • 310 8498 926