Syrian women: the path to peace begins with you



Visit ICMP virtually (October 2020) 

A video recording of an open house offers viewers insights into the organization’s work at its headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.


International Day of the Disappeared 2020 – Colombia video message (August 2020) 

Messages from representatives of civil society organizations involved in Colombia’s efforts to account for the missing:

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International Day of the Disappeared 2020 – Western Balkans video messages (August 2020) 

Joint message by representatives from domestic institutions responsible for locating missing persons and an association of families of missing persons.

Message by Amor Mašović, Chairperson of the BoD of the MPI of BiH:

Dragan Đukanović, President, Commission on Missing Montenegro:

Veljko Odalović, President, Commission on Missing, R. Serbia:

Semina Alekić, Regional Coordination of Families of Missing, Former Yugoslavia:


The Journey in Pursuit of Truth and Freedom (August 2020)

In an online exchange families of the missing from Bosnia and Herzegovina and from Syria shared experiences of their fights for justice and effective investigations into the whereabouts of their missing loved ones and the circumstances of their disappearances.




Her Majesty Queen Noor Message on Srebrenica Genocide 25th Anniversary (July 2020)

ICMP Commissioner  sends her support to families of victims of Srebrenica Genocide:


 Launch of Art Project “Forensic Archive: From One Learn All” in Srebrenica (July 2020)

Press Conference:

Visualizations in Potocari:


ICMP: How it helps Syrian families of the missing (May 2020)

This short video describes ICMP helps Syrian families of missing persons.



Introduction to ICMP’s DNA identification system (December 2018)

This short video describes the forensic process through which DNA samples from unidentified human remains can be matched with samples provided by families of the missing in order to make identifications.   (in English with Arabic subtitles)


International Day of the Disappeared (August 2019)

On the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared, ICMP has produced videos that captures the experiences of families of the missing.



Western Balkans: 



International Women’s Day (March 2019)

The paramount importance of a rights-based approach to the issue of missing persons is highlighted in a series of videos prepared by ICMP to mark International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019. Women whose loved ones have disappeared as a result of conflict describe the ways in which they have responded to this loss – through activism.


ICMP Video Q&As with Staff (2019)

ICMP Director-General Kathryne Bomberger launches the video Q&A series by explaining what makes the organization unique.

ICMP Director-General Kathryne Bomberger speaks about ICMP’s achievements and future goals.

ICMP Director of Policy and Cooperation Andreas Kleiser speaks about the impact of an evolving international political and legal environment on efforts to account for missing persons.

ICMP Director of Corporate Services Simon Short speaks about ICMP’s institutional structure, including its programs and departments.

ICMP Head of  Civil Society Initiatives program Deborah Ruiz Verduzco speaks about the role of ICMP’s Civil Society Initiatives in addressing the issue of missing persons.

ICMP Director of Science and Technology Dr. Thomas J. Parsons speaks about the role of forensic science in accounting for missing persons.

ICMP Director of Data Systems and Coordination, Adnan Rizvic speaks about the role of data systems and data processing in efforts to account for missing persons.

ICMP Head of ICMP’s Western Balkans Program, Matthew Holliday speaks about the work that ICMP is doing in order to help countries in the Western Balkans account for those who are still missing from the conflicts of the 1990s. 

ICMP Missing Migrants Program Manager, Alessandra La Vaccara speaks about ICMP’s program to help governments share resources and coordinate their efforts to account for migrants who are going missing in the Mediterranean region. 


Live recordings of ICMP’s Profiles of the Missing series

“Profiles of the Missing” is an ICMP public forum designed to raise public awareness, make recommendations, and demonstrate to policymakers that the issue of missing persons is an indispensable element in addressing security, conflict-prevention, peace building and international justice. The active participation of surviving relatives is central to the Profiles approach.

The Hague 8 July 2016

Stockholm, 1 June 2017

Rome, 11 June 2018

Paris, November 2018

Berlin, 10 December 2018


Signing Ceremony of the Joint Framework Plan on Missing Persons (November 2018)

At ICMP Headquarters on 6 November 2018, representatives of the authorities that are responsible for accounting for missing persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia signed a Framework Plan laying out steps to boost their cooperation and increase their effectiveness in accounting for missing persons throughout the region.


ICMP prepares for 2018 Western Balkans Summit (July 2018)

The Head of ICMP’s Western Balkans Program sets the scene ahead of the Western Balkans Summit in London in July 2018


ICMP completes transition to The Netherlands (October 2017)

Al Jazeera reports on the opening of ICMP’s Headquarters and DNA laboratory in The Hague, in October 2017.


Signing of the ICMP Declaration, Mostar, August 2014

ICMP Director-General Kathryne Bomberger speaks on the occasion of the signing of the Declaration on the role of the State in addressing the issue of persons missing as a consequence of armed conflict and human rights abuses.


ICMP Hague Conference 2013: An Agenda for the Future (December 2013)

At ICMP’s international conference “The Missing: An Agenda for the Future”, held in The Hague at the end of 2013, more than 200 delegates from around the world explored how the issue of the missing can be addressed, including global initiatives to locate missing persons for all involuntary reasons.


Voices from ICMP’s 2013 Conference: The Missing, an Agenda for the Future (2013)

A three-day conference hosted by ICMP in The Hague at the Peace Palace from 29 October to 1 November 2013 was the first such event to address the issue of missing persons from war, human rights violations, disasters, human trafficking, drug related violence, migration or other causes.