Sinjar, Iraq 28 October 2020 — After pausing activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iraqi authorities have resumed the exhumations of mass graves, with support from UNITAD and the ICMP, and in cooperation with the IOM and the Yazda Organization.
By Angelica Aparicio and Laura Manrique Bogota, 29 October 2020 – Civil society organizations (CSOs) and families of the missing are fundamental to Colombia’s efforts to account for missing persons and need support from national authorities and the international community to fulfil their important role.
Belgrade 26 October 2020: Meeting in Belgrade last week, the Missing Persons Group (MPG) adopted the annual report, which notes that the group’s collective work has led to the identification of the remains of 387 persons who were missing from the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.
The Hague, 21 October 2020 – The ICMP recently began assessing Libya’s institutional, legal and technical capacities to address the issue of disappeared and other missing persons in a project that aims to lay the foundations for a sustainable process to account for missing persons.
The Hague, 6 October 2020 – A video recording of an open house held by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) offers viewers insights into the organization’s work at its headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.
Bogota, 19 October 2020 – The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) has donated 28 laptops to Colombian civil society organizations to support their crucial work on missing persons.
29 September 2020: The ICMP joins other international organizations and Colombian institutions, including the Unit for the Search of Missing Persons, in condemning the rise in cases of missing and disappeared persons
Bogota, 13 October 2020 –The roles of and challenges faced by Colombian civil society organizations working on the issue of missing persons will be the focus of an online discussion hosted today by the ICMP and the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ).
28 September 2020: The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) has awarded 19 small grants totaling more than 70,000 euro, financed by the EU, to Western Balkan associations and organizations of families of missing persons and civil society organizations.
The Hague, 7 October 2020 – A new ICMP report that summarizes a year of policy discussions among Syrian CSOs and partners concludes that immediate action is needed to lay the groundwork for a future in which Syria’s missing can be accounted for.
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