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A New Kind of Superpower

On Dec. 3–4, 1997, 122 nations signed the “Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction.” Serving as a representative of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) at the treaty signing conference in Ottawa was, without a doubt, the most exhilarating experience of my life. Delegates representing nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world joined government officials in Canada 🔒

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