The GICHD supports the universalisation and implementation of the relevant instruments of international humanitarian law by

  • hosting and collaborating with the Implementation Support Units of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and the Convention on Cluster Munitions;
  • providing States Parties with technical advice and information to fulfill their obligations and reach their completion targets;
  • facilitating international meetings and addressing the mine action community on key issues as an observer to these conventions and to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

In addition to our support for international humanitarian law, the GICHD contributes to informed discussions within the context of international processes and initiatives, and we strive for stronger links between mine action and the broader security and development sectors, including peace mediation and security sector reform.