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GUYANA, Landmine Monitor Report 1999


Guyana signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997, but it has not yet ratified. Guyana did not attend the treaty preparatory meetings or participate in the treaty negotiations in Oslo in September 1997. However, it did endorse the pro-treaty Brussels Declaration in June 1997, voted for the pro-ban UN General Assembly resolutions in 1996, 1997, and 1998, and supported the pro-ban Organization of American States resolutions. Guyana is not a party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons, nor a member of the Conference on Disarmament.

Guyana is not believed to have ever produced or exported antipersonnel mines. Guyana is thought to possess a stockpile of antipersonnel mines, though the size, composition, and supplier(s) of the stockpile is not known.[1] Guyana is not mine-affected.[2]


[1] Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Mine Action Database.

[2]UN website: http://www.un.org/Depts/Landmine/country/guyana.htm