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无雷世界2025哈里王子讲话

2017-08-12 08:29 |  来源:咕噜英语 |  人气: | 


     
      It's funny for you, isn't it?
     Twenty years ago, in the last months of her life, my mother campaigned to draw attention to the horrific and indiscriminate impact of landmines. She visited affected are lived in constant fear that each step may be their last. She met with those who had suffered life changing injuries as a result of anti-personnel mines, she listened to their stories, and helped share them with the world.
     At the time, the attention my mother brought to this issue wasn't universally popular; some believed she had stepped over the line into the arena of political campaigning - but for her, this wasn't about politics; it was about people. She was an advocate for all those who she felt needed her voice most: whether it be marginalised men dying of AIDS in East London, ostracized sufferers of leprosy in India, or the teenage girl who had lost her leg to a landmine in Angola. She knew she had a big spotlight to shine,, ignored or were too afraid to support.
     My mother had been shocked and appalled by the impact that landmines were having on incredibly vulnerable people and on children in particular. She didn' that these destructive weapons should be left where they were, they were perceived as too expensive and difficult to remove.
     , my mother said in a speech -
     ‘Even if the world decided tomorrow to ban these weapons, this terrible legacy of mines already in the earth would continue to plague the poor nations of the Globe. The evil that men do, lives after them…'
     Ken Rutherford, this evening, in Somalia when he lost both his legs to a landmine. Ken opened a landmine survivor's project in Bosnia with my mother and, in my mind, perfectly.
     He says that… ‘she transformed landmines from a security issue into a humanitarian issue.'
      today, she wouldn' any credit for the fact that the Ottawa Treaty was signed by 122 states in the same year as her visits to Angola and Bosnia. Rather, she would have applauded the public outrage and the resolve of those in positions of power to end the indiscriminate killing of civilians. She would have applauded that, in a moment of global conscience, the Treaty put humanitarian, not military, considerations at its heart.
     There is no question that a huge amount has been achieved in the last 20 years - landmines remain politically toxic weapons in the eyes of people around the world; vast government stockpiles have been destroyed; and production of these weapons by the world's arms producers has all but ceased.
     Additionally, thanks to the bravery and dedication of the teams from MAG,, Norwegian People's Aid, Danish Demining Group and others; 27 Countries have been declared mine-free and out of the 30 countries deemed to have massive scale contamination in the 1990's, position.
      cannot be overstated; if you were to retrace my mother's footsteps through Huambo in Angola today, you would see no danger signs and have no need for a helmet or body armour. Where the land was once contaminated with deadly explosives,, with a small college and a workshop making wooden furniture.
     It is right that we should celebrate the huge progress which has been made, work of the field teams, financial support, especially from the governments of the United States, Japan, Norway, Germany,,, of the Ottawa Treaty.
     It is estimated that 60 million people still live in fear from the threat of landmines. In 2015, global deaths and injuries from landmines reached a ten-year high; but perhaps more shocking is the fact that almost 80% of them were civilians. It is typically the most vulnerable who are at the greatest risk; those attempting to rebuild their lives or returning home after conflict, where food is in short supply and medical services are often limited.
     
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