Last Updated: 30 October 2011

Mine Ban Policy

The Republic of Guyana signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 5 August 2003, becoming a State Party on 1 February 2004. Guyana has never used or produced antipersonnel mines. Guyana has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. Guyana submitted a Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report in 2010 covering the period from 2007 to 2009.

Guyana did not attend any Mine Ban Treaty meetings in 2010 or the first half of 2011.

Although the Monitor received information that Guyana had a stockpile, Guyana reported in 2006 that it did not have a stockpile of antipersonnel mines. It is possible that a stockpile was destroyed in an ammunition storage area explosion in 2000.

Guyana is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.


Last Updated: 12 August 2014

Cluster Munition Ban Policy

The Republic of Guyana has not yet acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

The status of progress towards accession is not known. Previously, in 2010, a government official said that Guyana recognizes the importance of the convention but does not view accession as a priority.[1] In 2009, a government representative said that Guyana expected to join the convention in the future.[2]

Guyana did not participate in the Oslo Process that created the convention and has not participated in any meetings of the convention.

Guyana has not condemned Syria’s use of cluster munitions or supported any recent UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions to that effect.[3]

Guyana is party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It has not joined the Convention on Conventional Weapons.

Guyana is not known to have used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.


[1] CMC meeting with Bibi Ally, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Guyana to the UN, 19 October 2010, New York.

[2] The statement was made at an informal briefing convened by the United Kingdom (UK) to promote the convention with Commonwealth states. Meeting with Guy Pollard, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the UK to the UN in Geneva, Geneva, 20 October 2009.

[3]Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic,” UNGA Resolution 68/182, 18 December 2013. Guyana did not vote in support of a similar resolution on 15 May 2013.