The Hague, 18 July: The International Commission on Missing Persons has expressed its appreciation to the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which this month made a financial contribution to fund operations at ICMP headquarters in The Hague and around the world.
Luxembourg has been a long-standing ICMP supporter, diplomatically as well as financially. It played a key role, along with the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Belgium, in establishing ICMP as a treaty-based international organization, and it was one of the five original signatory countries to the Agreement on the Status and Functions of the International Commission on Missing Persons in December 2014.
“It is because of the goodwill and targeted practical support of partners such as Luxembourg that ICMP has been able to develop its advanced forensic and data systems capability and roll out a growing number of country programs,” ICMP Director-General Kathryne Bomberger said today. “We are grateful for the indispensable assistance provided by Luxembourg and others.”
“We are a country that consistently supports coordinated international action,” said Luxembourg Ambassador to the Netherlands Jean-Marc Hoscheit. “From its Headquarters in The Hague across a range of programs in different parts of the world, ICMP has emerged as the international focal point on missing persons, and Luxembourg is keen to support its work.”