The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) contributes to the development and implementation of instruments of international law that address the problem of explosive hazards through technical, logistical and administrative support.
Expert input to the development and implementation of IHL
The GICHD provides expert input to facilitate informed discussions and negotiations during meetings on humanitarian disarmament such as Meetings of States Parties, Review Conferences, Intersessional Meetings, Meetings of Experts, etc.
Hosting and supporting of treaty mechanisms
Hosting and supporting the Implementation Support Unit
The APMBC Implementation Support Unit (ISU-APMBC) was established in 2001. The ISU-APMBC derives its mandate from the State Parties and is hosted by the GICHD, which provides it with administrative and logistical support. This includes:
At the Second Meeting of States Parties (MSP) to the CCM in 2011, the President of the Convention was mandated to negotiate and conclude an agreement between the States Parties and the GICHD on the hosting of an Implementation Support Unit.
Conference management and sponsorship programmes
Each year, the GICHD provides administrative and logistical support to the APMBC and CCM Intersessional Work Programmes. The support includes:
The GICHD also administers the Sponsorship Programmes of the APMBC, the CCW and CCM-Intersessionals, including invitations, travel arrangements, accommodation and other assistance to delegates. The Sponsorship Programmes set up by the State Parties to the APMBC, CCM and CCW are designed to strengthen the implementation of these instruments, promote universalization and ensure widespread participation in related meetings. They enable participation from State Parties with limited resources.