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Syria: general commanders of four Free Syrian Army brigades make humanitarian commitments in Geneva

15 November 2017

On 14th November 2017, the general commanders of four brigades of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) signed several Deeds of Commitment during a ceremony in the Alabama Room at Geneva town hall in the presence of a... read more

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Western Sahara: monitoring the destruction of 2,446 stockpiled anti-personnel mines by the Polisario Front

13 November 2017

On 3 November 2017, Geneva Call monitored the destruction of 2,446 stockpiled anti-personnel (AP) mines by the Sahrawi Mine Action Coordination Office (SMACO) in accordance with Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment... read more

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Adoption of the Mine Ban Convention: 20 years already

18 September 2017

The 18 September 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting the use of anti-personnel (AP) mines. To date, it has been ratified by 162 States. The convention has made a significant... read more

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Western Sahara: the Polisario Front announces the destruction of its remaining stockpiles of anti-personnel mines

12 June 2017

The Polisario Front recently announced the destruction of its remaining stockpiles of anti-personnel (AP) mines. At a meeting with Geneva Call in April, the President and Minister of Defence of the Sahrawi Arab... read more

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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

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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

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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

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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