Williams, who admitted to being "a little stunned," will split the $1 million prize money with the rest of the organization. Even better, her much publicized call for the U.S., Russia and China to sign up to the international land-mine accord seems to be working already: Boris Yeltsin announced Friday that Russia would sign on to the ban.
OSLO: It's what Diana would have wanted. The International Campaign to Ban Land Mines won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday — and if measured by the growth of their movement alone, the award is well-deserved. The ICBL began five years ago as a loose alliance of less than five anti-land-mine groups. Today it comprises over a thousand. And despite the boost given by Diana's support and her tragic death, credit belonged Friday to another woman: American coordinator Jody Williams.