Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Government of Switzerland continues to support the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)

During his visit to ICMP facilities in Tuzla, the Swiss Chargé d’affaires in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lukas Rosenkranz, announced that the Swiss Government will contribute a further 310,000 Swiss Francs (cca. 500.000 KM) to support the ICMP DNA led identification project in the Western Balkans for the period 2011-2012. Since 2001, including this donation Switzerland has assisted ICMP’s programs with more than 1,8 million KM.

Mr. Rosenkranz visited ICMP’s Identification Coordination Division (ICD) where family reference samples collected by ICMP from relatives of the missing and bone samples of victims received from government authorities are processed. After being bar-coded the samples are sent to ICMP laboratories in Sarajevo and Banja Luka for DNA analysis. Once extracted, the DNA profiles from blood and bone are entered into ICMP’s database and compared for possible matches. The delegation also visited the Podrinje Identification Project (PIP), which was specifically created by ICMP to assist…

Call for Proposals 2011 Civil Society Initiatives Program in Iraq

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) through its Civil Society Initiatives Program in Iraq announces a call for proposals. The main goal is to support projects of non-governmental organizations which seek to address the issue of enforced disappearances and fulfill the rights of the family members of missing persons.

Project proposals (please find the project proposal format on http://www.ic-mp.org/resources/documents/) should be submitted together with accompanying documents by January 15th, 2012 to iraqproposal@ic-mp.org

 

اللجنة الدولية لشؤون المفقودين (ICMP) من خلال برنامجها برنامج مبادرات المجتمع المدني في العراق تعلن عن دعوتها لتقديم المقترحات. الهدف الرئيسي لهذا البرنامج هو لدعم مشاريع المنظمات غير الحكومية التي تبحث في مجال معالجة قضية الاختفاء القسري و وأتمام حقوق عوائل الاشخاص المفقودين.

اخر موعد لتقديم مقترحات المشاريع هو 15 من شهر كانون الثاني 2012

المقترحات بالنسبة للمنح قصيرة الامد يجب ان ترسل قبل شهر على الاقل قبل بداية الفعاليات و وسوف…

Two-Thirds of the Missing Accounted For

Representatives of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), the BiH Missing Persons Institute, the Government Commission on Detainees and Missing Persons of the Republic of Croatia and the Government Commission on Missing Persons of the Republic of Serbia met on 8th and 9th December in Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss how to address the remaining missing persons cases from the conflicts of the 1990’s.

The participants discussed the fact that almost 70 % of the 40,000 persons who were originally missing from the armed conflicts of the 1990’s have been accounted for and acknowledged the fact that the remaining missing persons cases will be increasingly difficult to locate, as additional information regarding their location is diminishing. In addition, the governments in the region discussed the need to deal with a complex set of technical issues regarding…

Extension of project proposal submission deadline

ICMP would like to notify family associations of missing persons that the deadline for submission of their project proposals has been extended to 31 December 2011.

ICMP njofton shoqatat familjare për persona të zhdukur se afati për dorëzimin e projekt propozimeve është shtyer deri më 31.12.2011.