Archive for November, 2013

ICMP Joins INTERPOL Assessment Team in the Philippines

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan - Photo Wikipedia

Typhoon Haiyan destruction - Photo Wikipedia

ICMP is part of an INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT) which has deployed to the Philippines in order to assess Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) requirements after Typhoon Haiyan hit that island more than a week ago leaving thousands of people displaced, dead and missing.

In addition to ICMP the team includes specialists from INTERPOL, DVI and DNA experts from Canada and South Africa. As part of the assessment mission, the IRT will meet the Philippine authorities and make recommendations for the recovery and identification of victims, as well as coordinate national and international DVI efforts. (more…)

ICMP’s Video on the International Conference

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

ICMP’s International Conference “The Missing: An Agenda for the Future” in The Hague provided a venue for over 200 delegates from around the world to explore how the issue of the missing will be addressed in the future, including global initiatives to locate missing persons for all involuntary reasons.

Please watch this conference video that emphasizes the key ideas and messages from the event.

ICMP Calls on International Community to Recognize Missing Persons as Global Problem

Friday, November 1st, 2013
The Missing: An Agenda for the Future

The Missing: An Agenda for the Future

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) ended its conference today at the Peace Palace in the City of The Hague. Over the period of three days the delegates discussed the issue of missing persons from all causes, including, war, human rights violations, disasters, human trafficking, drug related violence, migration or other causes. (more…)