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

15 November 2017

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

Geneva Call welcomes Alain Délétroz, its new Director General

15 November 2017

Change of leadership at Geneva Call: after 18 years as Executive President, co-founder Elisabeth Decrey Warner will move on at the end of December 2017. Elisabeth began with a very small, dedicated staff team in 2000,... read more

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

DR Congo: interview with two former child soldiers: “Fighting was beyond my capacities”

30 October 2017

Alphonse and Clovis were younger than 15 years old when they joined the combatants of two different armed groups in North Kivu, a region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Following humanitarian negotiations with... read more

Address to the UN Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict in New York

20 October 2017

On 17 October, at the invitation of the Swedish Permanent Mission in New York, Geneva Call briefed the United Nations (UN) Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict on the prevention of child... read more

“Armed non-State actors speak about child protection in armed conflict” Conference report released

13 October 2017

In November 2016, Geneva Call gathered 21 armed movements from 11 countries, including Burma/Myanmar, Colombia, Syria and Yemen, as well as specialized humanitarian agencies for an unprecedented meeting in Geneva on how... read more

ZUP show 5 October 2017 - Geneva

« Dance or Die » : a syrian dancer at the ZUP show in Geneva

7 October 2017

On Thursday 5 October Ahmad Joudeh participated in the show ZUP at the Plainpalais skate park, in partnership with Geneva Call. He opened this evening dedicated to war victims, with his solo “Sacrifice” that he has... read more

Syria: first training session on the law of armed conflict for the Syrian Democratic Forces near Raqqa

27 September 2017

In September 2017, Geneva Call trained more than 100 commanders from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the law of armed conflict, including the rules regulating the conduct of hostilities and humanitarian relief.... read more

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

Interview with Elisabeth Decrey Warner, Executive President of Geneva Call

29 August 2017

Elisabeth Decrey Warner has headed Geneva Call since she co-founded it back in 1998. From its status of humanitarian “UFO”, she went on to create an organization renowned in its domain. It is now active in fifteen... read more