Protecting civilians in armed conflict

Success stories

From its inception in 2000, Geneva Call has engaged with about 90 ANSAs worldwide and sensitized thousands of their leaders and members on international humanitarian norms. As of today, 50 ANSAs have signed the Deed of Commitment banning AP mines, 26 have signed the Deed of Commitment protecting children in armed conflict, and 24 have signed the newly-launched Deed of Commitment prohibiting sexual violence and gender discrimination.

Overall, their compliance record has been good. Except in one case, no conclusive evidence of violation of the Deeds of Commitment has been found to date. Signatories have taken implementing measures and cooperated in the monitoring of their compliance by Geneva Call. In addition, a number of ANSAs that have not signed the Deeds of Commitment  have nevertheless taken steps towards compliance with international standards, for example by limiting mine use and/or facilitating mine action in areas under their control.

Over the past 13 years, Geneva Call has gained international recognition and support from many quarters, including States Parties to the AP Mine Ban Convention, the United Nations, the European Union, and the African Union, and is seen today as a global leader and a pioneer in its field.

Latest successes


Somali factions commit themselves under Geneva Call to ban anti-personal mines

Somali Factions Commit Themselves under Geneva Call to Ban Anti-personal Mines 12 November 2002 Somali factions, including the Transitional National Government (cf. below list), gathering under the auspices of IGAD in Eldoret, Kenya, signed on Monday, the 11th of November, 2002, the Deed of... read more

Nouveau succès de l’Appel de Genève devant le Parlement Européen

Nouveau succès de l'Appel de Genève devant le Parlement Européen Genève - 8 Mars 2001 L'Appel de Genève, ONG internationale basée à Genève et qui s'est spécialisée dans les négociations avec les acteurs non étatiques (groupes armés) sur la question des mines anti-personnel, vient... read more