Today is the 60th birth anniversary of Princess Diana, People Princess.
Princess Diana’s visit to the minefield with the Halo Trust in Angola brought global awareness to the issue of landmines.
Princess Diana walked through an active minefield in Angola, and detonated a mine in front of an audience of international reporters, with the help of a land mine removal expert.
Diana’s visit to Angola raised global awareness of the plight of landmine victims and the indiscriminate nature of the weapons. She became the voice of those who were wounded and physically broken by landmines.
She never lived to see the full impact of her visit.
Her untimely death in August 1997 came only a few months before the United Nations Mine Ban Treaty — a legally binding prohibition on the use, stockpiling, production, and transfer of landmines — was opened for signature.
We have a dream. Landmine Free World. No more landmines victims.
To make it happen, we need your involvement.
We should be the last generation to suffer the effects of the “underground devil”. We need to create a safe world for the next generations!