The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is an international organization that works on the issue of missing persons and is based in The Hague.
The international organization was founded on June 29, 1996, at the initiative of US President Bill Clinton in the context of the G7 summit in Lyon, to take the lead in an effort to help recover the 40,000 people missing as a result of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, to be found and identified. ICMP identified more than 70% of all missing persons, of which more than 90% of the missing in Srebrenica.
Since 2003, ICMP has operated worldwide, with a mandate to strengthen cooperation between governments and other institutions in locating and identifying missing persons as a result of conflict, migration, human rights violations, natural disasters, crime and other causes. In December 2014, this mandate was ratified by an international treaty signed, among others, by the Netherlands. In October 2015, ICMP signed a host country treaty with the Netherlands. On July 7, 2016, ICMP opened its new head office at Konininginnegracht 12 in The Hague, during its 20th anniversary.