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BARBADOS, Landmine Monitor Report 1999


Barbados signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified the Treaty on 26 January 1999. At the signing ceremony Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louis Tull, said, “The Caribbean is the world’s first regional landmine-free zone, and must remain so. Barbados is committed to keeping the Caribbean area free from mines.”[1] Barbados has never produced, imported, stockpiled or used antipersonnel landmines. Barbados endorsed the Brussels declaration and attended the Oslo negotiations as a full participant. Barbados supported all of the pro-ban 1996, 1997 and 1998 UN General Assembly resolutions on landmines, OAS resolutions, and the CARICOM declaration. Barbados is not mine-affected.


[1]Statement made by the Honorable Louis Tull QC, MP, Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Barbados, on the occasion of the signing of the Convention, at the Treaty Signing Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 3 December 1997.