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BHUTAN, Landmine Monitor Report 1999


Bhutan has not signed the Mine Ban Treaty. It did not attend the treaty preparatory meetings in 1997, did not endorse the pro-ban treaty Brussels Declaration in June 1997, and did not participate in the Oslo negotiations in September 1997. Bhutan did, however, vote in favor of the 1996 UN General Assembly resolution urging states to vigorously pursue an international agreement banning antipersonnel landmines, the 1997 UNGA resolution supporting the December treaty signing, and the 1998 UNGA resolution welcoming the addition of new states to the Mine Ban Treaty, urging its full realization and inviting state parties and observers to the First Meeting of State Parties in Mozambique. Bhutan is not a state party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons. Bhutan does not produce, trade stockpile, or use antipersonnel landmines. Nor is the country mine affected.