MAG: Mines Advisory Group
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- MAG: Mines Advisory Group, official web site.
- Mines Advisory Group, wikipedia.
- International Campaign to Ban Landmines, official web site.
- International Campaign to Ban Landmines, wikipedia.
MAG introduction from their web site:
MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation, registered as a charitable company in the UK and co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.
We work to tackle the destructive legacy of violence and conflict; to release land for food production; to increase safe access to vital resources like water, education and health services; and to build a better future for women, men and children alike.
MAG* has worked in more than 40 countries since 1989 and we currently have operations in Angola, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Iraq, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Vietnam.
MAG is co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for our work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which culminated in the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty – the international agreement that bans anti-personnel landmines, sometimes referred to as the Ottawa Convention.
[* Pronounced "mag", as in magazine, rather than M.A.G.]
Photo: Preparing the controlled demolition of a unexploded ordnance cleared from an area around a weapons store in Juba, South Sudan 2011.[J.B. Russell / MAG]