International Commission on Missing Persons

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The International Commission on Missing Persons "was established at the initiative of U.S. President Clinton in 1996 at the G-7 Summit in Lyon, France. Its primary role is to ensure the cooperation of governments in locating and identifying those who have disappeared during armed conflict or as a result of human rights violations. ICMP also supports the work of other organizations, encourages public involvement in its activities and contributes to the development of appropriate expressions of commemoration and tribute to the missing. The organization was established to support the Dayton Peace Agreement, which ended the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ICMP is an independent and impartial organization and is currently headquartered in Sarajevo. In addition to its work in the countries of former Yugoslavia, ICMP is now actively involved in helping governments and other institutions in various parts of the world address social and political issues related to missing persons and establish effective identification systems in the wake of conflict or natural disaster...

"ICMP was first chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance from 1996 to 1997, and by U.S. Senator Bob Dole from 1997 to 2001. ICMP’s current Chairman is James V. Kimsey, philanthropist and Founding CEO and Chairman Emeritus of America Online." [1]

Funding

Commissioners

Accessed February 2008: [2]

Former Commissioners

Accessed February 2008: [3]

  • Bob Dole (Chair 1997 - 2001), Honorable U.S. Senator
  • Cyrus Vance (Chair 1996 - 1997), former U.S. Secretary of State

Previous Commissioners:

  • Susanna Agnelli (1998- 2000), former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy
  • Jose Ayala-Lasso (1996 - 1997), former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Foreign Minister, Ecuador
  • Robert Badinter (1996 - 1997), Senator for the Hauts-de-Seine département, and former Minister of Justice, France
  • Lord Carrington (1996 - 1997), member of the House of Lords and former Foreign Secretary, United Kingdom
  • Uffe Ellemann-Jensen (2000 - 2003), Chairman of the Baltic Development Forum and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
  • Cornelio Sommaruga (1996 -2000), President of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining and former President of the ICRC
  • Max van der Stoel (1996 -2001), former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Sahabzada Yaqub Khan (1996 - 2004), Commissioner of the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan

People

Accessed February 2008: [4]

Resources and articles

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References

  1. About, International Commission on Missing Persons, accessed February 22, 2008.
  2. Commissioners, International Commission on Missing Persons, accessed February 22, 2008.
  3. Former Commissioners, International Commission on Missing Persons, accessed February 22, 2008.
  4. Administration, International Commission on Missing Persons, accessed February 22, 2008.