As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are proud because...

* Due to our efforts, 164 countries have become parties to the treaty.

* Our efforts have saved thousands of people every year from landmines and explosive remnants of war.

* We have succeeded in clearing and reusing thousands of acres of land.

* Through our efforts, victims around the world have been able to raise their voices for their rights.

"It is indeed a difficult field of work,

but we are resolute in our endeavors."