The GICHD deals with all aspects of humanitarian mine clearance, from crisis intervention and reconstruction to peacebuilding and development cooperation. It publishes specialised knowledge, develops international standards, sets benchmarks for quality management and the security of personnel in the field. At the same time, the GICHD promotes implementation of the relevant provisions of international law. It supports local initiatives, including education and training programmes.
The staff of the GICHD provide operational support for mine clearance programmes. In this context, it works closely with the United Nations, NGOs, research centres and private companies. Mine clearance covers anti-personnel mines and all other types of mines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war, improvised booby traps and unexploded ordnance.
Twenty-two states are represented on the Foundation Council.
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining