International Campaign to Ban Landmines

Nobel Peace Laureate 1997

International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the campaign’s coordinator Jody Williams (born in 1950), US social activist. the laureates received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines.

International Campaign to Ban Landmines was found in 1992. Today, it operates as a coalition of more than 1,000 non-governmental organisations.

Thanks to ICBL’s unprecedented partnership with governments, the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the campaign orchestrated the signing of the 1997 Ottawa Convention to ban antipersonnel landmines as weapons. Poland, a signatory of the Convention, has never ratified the instrument but follows its provisions on a voluntary basis.