Last Updated: 28 October 2011

Mine Ban Policy

The Republic of Vanuatu signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 16 September 2005, becoming a State Party on 1 March 2006. It has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. It has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. Vanuatu submitted its second Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 30 April 2008 but has not submitted subsequent annual reports.

Vanuatu did not attend any Mine Ban Treaty intersessional Standing Committee meetings in Geneva in June 2011.

Vanuatu is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.

Vanuatu is affected by unexploded ordnance from World War II.