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MALTA, Landmine Monitor Report 1999


Malta signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997. It has not yet ratified the treaty. Malta first voiced its support for an immediate and total ban on antipersonnel mines on 2 May 1996 during the negotiations on the Landmine Protocol of the Convention on Conventional Weapons. In December 1996, it voted for the UN General Assembly resolution calling on states to pursue vigorously an international agreement banning antipersonnel mines. Malta endorsed the pro-Mine Ban Treaty Brussels Declaration in June 1997, and was a full participant in the Oslo negotiations in September 1997. Malta also voted in favor of United Nations General Assembly resolutions supporting the Mine Ban Treaty in late 1997 and 1998. Malta is a state party to the CCW (26 June 1995), but has not ratified amended Protocol II.

Malta does not possess, produce, transfer, or use antipersonnel landmines. It is not mine-affected.[1] Malta has donated $1,952 to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Clearance.[2]


[1] Country Profiles, United Nations Demining Database, http:www.un.org.Depts/Landmine/

[2] UN General Assembly, “Report of the Secretary-General: Assistance in Mine Clearance,” A/53/496, 14 October 1998, p. 29.