1997 — Jody Williams, activist
1997 — International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL):


Jody Williams, activistLogo for the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines

The Nobel award was given because of their efforts to ban and clear landmines. Williams was active in humanitarian relief projects in Central America where she became aware of the dangers landmines posed to innocent people. She organized the ICBL which eventually became a worldwide coalition of over 1,200 organizations in over 80 nations who shared her views. The climax to their efforts was the Ottawa Convention of 1997 which banned anti-personnel landmines.

“Emotion without action is irrelevant.”

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