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The Philippines: first meetings with communities affected by armed hostilities in Marawi

Geneva Call staff recently travelled to the island of Mindanao in the Philippines to assess the situation and evaluate the possibilities of working towards increased protection for civilians. The organization’s representatives met with people who had suffered from the recent armed operations in Marawi, the largest Muslim city in a predominantly Catholic nation.

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Interview with Alain Délétroz, Geneva Call’s new Director General: “Keeping humanity alive where fire, steel and ashes tear apart the weak”


On 1 January 2018, Alain Délétroz became Geneva Call’s General Director. With more than twenty years of experience in conflict-affected areas, he intends to further develop the organization and increase Geneva Call’s impact to protect civilian populations in armed conflict. After two months at the head of the organization, he shares his vision, priorities and first impressions.

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“Talking with armed movements”: the first episode of a new video series

We are happy to release the first episode of our new series of videos, entitled "Talking with armed movements". This episode is about our work in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Since 2014, we have maintained a humanitarian dialogue with several armed groups in the region on the prohibition on recruiting and using child soldiers.


Libya: launch of a Facebook campaign to promote for the protection of civilian populations in armed conflict


On 20 February, Geneva Call launched a video campaign via Facebook to raise awareness about the rules of war and humanitarian norms among the populations in Libya’s main cities, including Benghazi and Tripoli. The “Fighter not Killer” campaign is already running in several countries in the Middle East; it promotes the rules that all combatants must respect to reduce the impact of armed violence on civilian populations.

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Irina Bokova and Elisabeth Decrey Warner join Geneva Call’s Board of Trustees

The Board of Geneva Call is pleased to welcome two new members: Irina Bokova and Elisabeth Decrey Warner. Irina Bokova was the Director-General of UNESCO from 2009 to 2017. Prior to that, she was also the Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs a.i., Coordinator of Bulgaria–European Union relations, Bulgarian Ambassador to France, Monaco and UNESCO, and the Personal Representative of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria to the International Organization of La Francophonie. Elisabeth Decrey Warner is joining Geneva Call’s Board after recently stepping down from her position of Executive President.


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