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Lecture addresses plight of land mine victims
Dr. Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg delivered the 1998 Fridtjof Nansen Memorial Lecture on 4 November at UNU Headquarters.
The president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies discussed "The Humanitarian Challenge in a World of Conflict: The Plight of Land Mine Victims."
Her talk, which will be published in the UNU Public Lecture Series, was followed by comments by Japan Foreign Affairs Ministry official Hideaki Ueda and Yasuhiro Kitagawa, a representative of the Japan Campaign to Ban Landmines.
The lecture was followed by a reception attended by Her Majesty the Empress of Japan and Norway's Ambassador John Bjørnebye.
The Nansen lecture series is co-organized by the Norwegian Embassy, the UNU, the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.