Statement from Darren Cormack, CEO of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), on the 25th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana had a profound impact on people around the world and left a legacy that remains a source of inspiration for many to this day.
At MAG, we remember the Princess’s ground-breaking and fearless work to raise awareness of the enduring threat of mines and unexploded ordnance, and the human suffering they cause.
Just a few months before her death, Diana walked through a minefield in Angola, calling for an international ban on landmines and bringing unprecedented worldwide attention to this lethal threat.
By the end of 1997, the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention was officially adopted, and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) – an international coalition co-founded by MAG and supported by the Princess – was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
At MAG, we remain tremendously grateful to the Princess for this enduring legacy that has undoubtedly saved many lives in the past 25 years.
Photo: Angola - where Princess Diana famously visited in January 1997.