More than 350 types of landmines exist, each with the ability to kill or maim indiscriminately. The
International Campaign to Ban Landmines is an effort to
ban the production of these weapons, which continue to injure people for many years after wars have ended.
ICBL is a network of thousands of anti-mine and humanitarian organizations in more than 60 countries.
The IBCL hopes to get countries to sign the Mine Ban Treaty, which would prohibit production of more landmines.
In 1997, the ICBL and its coordinator, Jody Williams, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.