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Papua New Guinea

Last Updated: 28 October 2011

Mine Ban Policy

Papua New Guinea acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty on 28 June 2004, becoming a State Party on 1 December 2004. Papua New Guinea has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. Papua New Guinea believes that existing legislation is sufficient to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically. Papua New Guinea submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 29 November 2004 but has not submitted subsequent reports.

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

Papua New Guinea is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons. It is not believed to be mine-affected but parts of the country are contaminated by unexploded ordnance from World War II.