Monthly Archives: November 2008

ICMP Conference: Families of the Missing Press for Regional Cooperation

11th annual Regional Networking Conference on the Missing Persons IssuesThe International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) hosted a conference in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia from 28th to 30th November, where more than a hundred representatives of associations of families of missing persons, relevant government institutions from the region, as well as parliamentarians and human rights organisations met together for three days to discuss issues pertinent to determining the fate of missing persons from the armed conflicts of the 1990′s in South Eastern Europe.

“There are still over 17,000 persons missing from the various armed conflicts that took place during the 1990′s. This fact constitutes one of the biggest human rights issues facing the region today,” said Ms. Kathryne Bomberger, the Director-General of ICMP. “Families have come together across national…

ICMP Conference: Families and Regional Governments Determined to Resolve Problem of the Missing

Family associations, key representatives of regional governments, parliamentarians, diplomats and human rights organizations sit together on ICMP conferenceA mutual determination to find resolution to the long-standing problem of people missing from the conflicts of the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia saw family associations, key representatives of regional governments, parliamentarians, diplomats and human rights organizations united at the three-day 11th annual ‘Regional Networking Conference on the Missing Persons Issues’ being held by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia from 28th to 30th November.

“The presence of governments and…

Germany Continues Vital Funding to ICMP

The German Government continues its vital support to the work of the ICMP Director General, Ms. Kathryne Bomberger and the German Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Joachim Schmidt are signing a donor funding agreement International Commission on Missing Persons with an important contribution this year of 600,000 Euros. This donation will support ICMP’s DNA-assisted identification program, which has already helped in accurately identifying almost 12,000 persons missing from the armed conflicts of the 1990′s in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“ICMP, together with other organizations, has over the years essentially contributed to the reconciliation process of BIH. Despite their work, 13.000 persons are still missing in BIH. Through identifying the victims found in mass graves, ICMP is enabling their surviving relatives to get reliable information and in the end come to terms with…