The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) works for the elimination of anti-personnel mines, cluster munitions and explosive remnants of war. The Centre contributes to the social and economic well-being of people and communities in affected countries. The Centre supports the national mine action programmes, while cooperating with other relevant organisations, and follows the humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.

The GICHD provides advice and capacity building support, undertakes applied research, disseminates knowledge and best practices, and develops standards. The Centre aims to enhance performance and professionalism in mine action, and supports the implementation of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, the Convention on Cluster Munitions and other relevant instruments of international law.

The GICHD is an international expert organisation, registered as a not-for-profit foundation in Switzerland.

Organisation type
International Organisations
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2C, P.O. Box 1300
Geneva 1
+41 22 730 93 60
+41 22 730 93 62
Regions of operation
Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, The Americas
Action subjects
Land release / Detection and clearance
Risk education
Land release

Record updated on : 05 May 2017
Record id : 115

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