We draw on evidence, experience and innovation in our global programmes to identify areas where we can aid policy, including operational policy, and improve sector good practice. We use this to inform and influence decision makers at national, regional and international levels.
Our policy, advocacy and campaigning aims to affect positive change for the benefit of communities affected by violence, conflict and insecurity.
Policy and Advocacy
We work with a wide range of partners, including other national and international humanitarian organisations, campaign networks, academics and research organisations, as well as governments and the United Nations.
We convene others to lead discussions about how we can work together to respond to a world that is becoming ever more complex and unequal.
Our advocacy work will always seek to give voice to communities. We seek to positively influence and engage with those who can have a direct effect on us and our aims, and, most importantly, the communities with whom we work.
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From our origins, we have worked with individuals and organisations around the world with the aim to achieve a world free of landmines, cluster munitions and other unexploded bombs.
Through our campaigning efforts, we work with others to maximise our impact to change policy which will have a positive impact on the communities we seek to serve.
In 1992, MAG joined forces with Human Rights Watch, Medico International, Handicap International, Physicians for Human Rights and Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, to form a campaigning coalition – the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).
After many years of research, lobbying and campaigns against the use of landmines because of their horrific impact on civilians, 122 countries came together in 1997 to sign the ground-breaking Ottawa Treaty, which banned the production and use of anti-personnel landmines. Later that year, the ICBL jointly received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts.