The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), announced Tuesday it has received a grant of one million Euros from the Dutch Government.The Government of the Netherlands is ICMP's second largest contributor, and the current donation brings Dutch financial support for ICMP in 2004 to a total of 2 million Euros.
The Government of the Netherlands has been generous in its support of a wide range of post-conflict activities in Bosnia Herzegovina, including, since 1998, the work of the ICMP. Dutch Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Robert Bosscher commented that his Government's support emphasized “the very important work the ICMP is doing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, not only for the individual families of missing persons involved, but also for the country at large.”
“We are tremendously grateful for the continued support of the Dutch Government,” said ICMP Chief of Staff Kathryne Bomberger when the donation was announced. “All the work we do, from helping identify missing persons, working with the families of the missing, and assisting governments in the region develop their own policies and systems to help address this problem, could not be done without the support of our donors,” she added.
The ICMP is funded through grants, donations and contributions from participating governments, including the Government of the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, the Holy See, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the European Union.