Fighting the war against landmines
Video interview with Jody Williams,
winner of the Nobel Peace Prize,
International Campaign to Ban Landmines
In this video interview, Ms. Williams talks about what inspired her to
get involved in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the findings
of the 2004 edition of the Landmine Monitor report, which was officially
launched at NATO on 17 November.
|You were recognized, along with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines,
with the Nobel Peace Prize for your role as the founding co-ordinator
of the ICBL, which was formally launched with six non-governmental
organizations in October 1992. What inspired you to start your campaign,
and what has been your greatest reward?
| Today you launched the annual update of the
Landmine Monitor Report. Can you explain the major findings of this thousand-page,
system that monitors the implementation and the compliance of the
Mine Ban Treaty, and why you chose to launch your report here at
|As you mentioned, heads of state and government and NGOs will meet next month
in Nairobi, at the UN summit on the implementation of the Ottawa
Treaty. What do you see as the main challenges?
|As you are one of the 10 Nobel Peace Prize laureates that work with PeaceJam,
an international education program that inspires youth, what do you
think that NATO can do to help raise awareness of these issues, especially
with youth, with young people?
of the interview - Audio version: .MP3/4200Kb