The Americas

During and after the armed conflict between Colombia and the FARC, several deals were made between the parties in order to ensure an efficient search, identification and delivery of the remains of persons deemed missing within the context of the armed conflict.
35 years after the end of the armed conflict in Falkland/Malvinas Islands, Argentina and the UK signed the Humanitarian Project Plan (HPP) and entrusted the ICRC to undertake the forensic identification of unknown soldiers.
The United States included the protection of cultural property in training exercises and materials distributed to military personnel.
Following its ratification of the Landmine Ban Convention in 1998, Peru has undertaken the destruction and clearance of anti-personnel landmines.
In the past few years and until today, the Colombian government and the FARC have been working, in collaboration with international organizations, on the demobilization of child soldiers and their reintegration into society.
After the 1980 – 2000 conflict, the government of Peru established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In the following years, further measures have been taken by the Peruvian government to search and exhume the dead related to the conflict.