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National Liberation Army

Colombia: Geneva Call meets the ELN peace talk delegation in Quito

15 March 2017

On 11th March, Geneva Call met with the peace delegation of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Quito, Ecuador. This meeting provided a space to discuss possible humanitarian agreements between the parties, in... read more

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Burma/Myanmar: Geneva Call urges an end to mine use in northern Shan State

14 July 2016

Reports indicate an apparent sharp increase in landmine incidents in northern Shan State, despite commitments made by armed actors not to use these devices. To date in 2016, 14 such incidents have already resulted in... read more

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Sudan: 30 SPLM-N officers from the Blue Nile area are trained about the prohibition on recruiting children and the landmine ban

30 April 2016

While regular combat continues to oppose the Sudanese government and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N), Geneva Call held its first training session for 30 SPLM-N officers and fighters... read more

Colombia

More than 100 people participated in a meeting on humanitarian demining organized in Bogota by Geneva Call and UNMAS

7 February 2016

On 28th and 29th January, Geneva Call and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) organized a meeting on “Humanitarian demining, peace processes and territory” in Bogota, Colombia. This was part of the... read more

Sudan

Sudan: the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–North neutralizes 211 stockpiled anti-personnel mines

15 December 2015

In November, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–North (SPLM-N) neutralized 211 stockpiled anti-personnel mines with the support of a technical expert brought in by Geneva Call. This first step towards the total... read more

Colombia

Colombia: peace is at hand, and new meeting between Geneva Call and the FARC-EP

5 October 2015

On 23 September 2015, the leader of the FARC-EP, Timoleón Jimenez, and the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, made a historic announcement in Cuba: a final peace agreement would be signed by 23 March 2016, at the... read more

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IN THEIR WORDS – a new video featuring 13 representatives of armed non-State actors

16 September 2015

Geneva Call has just released a short video featuring 13 high-level representatives of armed non-State actors (ANSAs) from 10 countries, including Syria, Burma/Myanmar and Sudan. In it, they explain why they think it is... read more

PAK

Iran: a Kurdish armed movement takes official commitments to reinforce the protection of civilian

28 June 2015

The Kurdistan Freedom Party (Parti Azadi Kurdistan, PAK) from Iran, has signed Geneva Call’s three Deeds of Commitment banning AP mines, prohibiting sexual violence and against gender discrimination, and protecting... read more

FARC

Colombia: new steps in Geneva Call’s discussions with the FARC-EP delegation in Havana

14 April 2015

Following an invitation from the FARC-EP delegation, a new meeting between Geneva Call and members of this delegation took place between 4 and 7 April 2015 in Havana, Cuba. Representatives of FARC-EP and Geneva Call... read more