1997
Nobel Peace Prize

The the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for its work to bring about the Mine Ban Treaty.

Cambodian survivors were very active in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Cluster Munition Coalition. In 1997, civil society and 122 states together won the Ottawa Treaty to ban landmines. The ICBL with its co-ordinator Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

In December 2008, 94 countries signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo. On 1 August 2010, it became international law, and Laos hosts the first meeting of States Parties in November 2010.

Song Kosal meets with Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.

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