Geneva Call ranks 85th best NGO in the worldNGO Advisor, an organization that ranks NGOs according to several criteria (including impact, innovation, transparency and accountability), has named Geneva Call as the #85 NGO in the world in its 2017 edition of the ranking.
Geneva Call has engaged over 100 armed non-State actors since 2000More than 50 of them have signed at least one Deed of Commitment.
Launch of the mobile quiz application Fighter not KillerFighter not Killer is a mobile phone quiz that seeks to raise awareness of the law of war among armed non-State actors.
Following the signature of Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment 149 child soldiers were demobilized in SyriaThe People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) demobilized 149 children from their ranks
First signatures of the Deed of Commitment prohibiting sexual violence and gender discriminationFive Iranian Kurdish ANSAs are the first to sign Geneva Call's Deed of Commitment prohibiting sexual violence and gender discrimination.
Geneva Call launches www.theirwords.orgGeneva Call launches www.theirwords.org, a unique online directory of commitments, policies and agreements made by ANSAs on issues related to international humanitarian law and human rights.
First signatures of the Deed of Commitment protecting children in armed conflictThe Karenni National Progressive Party/Karenni Army (KNPP/KA) and the New Mon State Party/Mon National Liberation Army (NMSP/MNLA) from Burma/Myamnar are the first two groups to sign the Deed of Commitment protecting children in armed conflict.
Geneva Call launches a 3rd Deed of CommitmentGeneva Call launches a 3rd Deed of Commitment, the Deed of Commitment under Geneva Call for the Prohibition of Sexual Violence in Situations of Armed Conflict and towards the Elimination of Gender Discrimination.
Geneva Call is recognized in the world’s Top 100 NGOs by the Global Journal
An expert conference on armed non-State actors and the protection of internally displaced peopleGeneva Call, in partnership with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), organizes an expert conference on ANSAs and the protection of internally displaced people.
Geneva Call launches a 2nd Deed of CommitmentGeneva Call launches a 2nd Deed of Commitment, the Deed of Commitment under Geneva Call for the Protection of Children from the Effects of Armed Conflict.
Second Meeting of Signatories to Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment banning anti-personnel (AP) minesRepresentatives of 28 ANSAs attend the event. Discussions also take place on the protection of children and women in armed conflict, and ANSAs encourage Geneva Call to begin work on these issues.
Geneva Call’s work recognized by the UN Secretary-GeneralIn his report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the UN Secretary-General mentions Geneva Call as a successful example of humanitarian engagement with armed non-State actors.
Geneva Call’s work recognized by the European ParliamentThe European Parliament expresses its appreciation of Geneva Call’s work and notes that ANSAs need to respect the mine ban norm in order to fulfil the aims of universalization of the AP Mine Ban Convention.
Geneva Call becomes a Foundation under Swiss law, thus increasing accountability and transparency (changing from its previous status as an Association)
Geneva Call’s President is nominated for Switzerland as one of the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize.
First Meeting of Signatories to Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment banning AP minesGeneva Call, in partnership with the Program for the Study of International Organization(s) (PSIO) of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) and the Armed Groups Project (University of British Columbia), convenes the First Meeting of Signatories to the Deed of Commitment banning AP mines. Representatives of 20 ANSAs attend the event.
A workshop with current and former women combatantsIn collaboration with the PSIO, Geneva Call organizes an unprecedented workshop with current and former women combatants to discuss their experiences and their potential roles in promoting humanitarian norms within their ANSAs.
Recognition of Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment banning AP mines by the UNThe Deed of Commitment banning AP mines is included in the UN ‘Mine Action Guidelines for Ceasefire and Peace Agreements’ as a mechanism for ANSA engagement.
First Geneva Call verification missionGeneva Call conducts its first verification mission in Mindanao, southern Philippines.
Supporting declaration of the States Parties to the AP Mine Ban ConventionStates Parties to the AP Mine Ban Convention gathered in Managua acknowledge for the first time that “progress to free the world from AP mines would be promoted by the commitment by non-state actors to cease and renounce their use in line with the international norm established by this Convention.”
Supporting resolution of the European ParliamentThe European Parliament passes a resolution calling on the international community to support efforts made by NGOs to engage ANSAs on the AP mine ban.
First signature of the Deed of Commitment banning anti-personnel minesTwo ANSAs from the Philippines, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Revolutionary Workers Party of the Philippines/Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPM-P/RPA-ABB), are the first to sign the Deed of Commitment banning AP mines.
Geneva Call is officially launched in GenevaThe conference Engaging Non-State Actors in a Landmine Ban organized by the Swiss Campaign to Ban Landmines and other country chapters of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines is the opportunity to launch the new organization.