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Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1997)


Working with six nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Jody Williams established the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) in 1992. Williams served as founding coordinator of the group, which seeks to ban the use and deployment of antipersonnel landmines and to destroy existing ones. Williams and ICBL realized one of their main goals in Oslo, Norway in September 1997, when 89 nations signed an international treaty banning international landmines. Williams and ICBL were awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts.

Fun Fact: Before her work with ICBL, Williams oversaw humanitarian relief projects in Central America.

From the Columbia Encyclopedia. Photo: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

Next: Shirin Ebadi (2003)

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