Monthly Archives: May 2011

ICMP brings together war victim representatives to discuss memorials

ICMP brings together war victim representatives to discuss memorials

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) together with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) is holding a two-day conference on missing persons, memory and sites of conscience. For this conference the ICMP and ICSC gathered representatives of different victim associations and relevant experts from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia, as well as experts from Argentina, Chile, Northern Ireland and South Africa. The participants agreed that properly commemorating atrocities, as an element of transitional justice, is of key importance to the process of healing in post-conflict society.

“Today we have brought together representatives of victims groups, including representatives of families of persons missing as a result of armed conflict and from different national and religious…

Ambassador Thomas Miller Appointed New Chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons

United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomed the appointment of Ambassador Thomas Miller as the new Chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). In his nearly three decades as an American career diplomat, Ambassador Miller has held three Ambassadorial appointments in the U.S. diplomatic service, including Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (1999-2001), Ambassador to Greece (2001-2004) and Special Cyprus Coordinator (1997-1999). In addition, Ambassador Miller has served in senior executive positions in both governmental and non-governmental organizations. He is currently President/CEO of the International Executive Service Corps, a non-profit organization that promotes prosperity and stability in the developing world through private enterprise.

In her recent letter to the outgoing Chairman, Mr. James V. Kimsey, Secretary Clinton remarked, “Ambassador Miller has been a remarkable diplomat and dedicated public servant…