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GUINEA, Landmine Monitor Report 2000
LM Report 2000 Full Report   Executive Summary   Key Findings   Key Developments   Translated Country Reports


Guinea signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified on 8 October 1998. The treaty entered into force for Guinea on 1 April 1999. It has not yet submitted its Article 7 transparency report, due by 28 September 1999. A government official claimed that a “resource shortage” is responsible for the delay.[1] Guinea attended the First Meeting of States Parties in Maputo in May 1999. It has not participated in any meetings of the Intersessional Standing Committees of Experts. Guinea voted for UN General Assembly Resolution 54/54 B supporting the Mine Ban Treaty in December 1999. It is not a party to the CCW nor is it a member of the Conference on Disarmament.

Guinea is not thought to have ever produced or exported antipersonnel mines. It is not known if Guinea has a stockpile of AP mines. Mines have not been used in Guinea, although there may be some mines and UXO in border areas from the conflicts in Sierra Leone and Liberia.[2] There are currently no mine action operations in Guinea and there is no existing data on mine victims in Guinea.


[1] Telephone interview with government official, Conakry, 26 July 2000.
[2] Landmine Monitor Report 1999, p.36.