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


Guyana signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 but has not yet ratified. Landmine Monitor has written to request information, including on the ratification status, but has not received a reply.[1] Guyana voted for UN General Assembly Resolution 54/54B in support of the Mine Ban Treaty in December 1999, as it had done on previous resolutions in 1997 and 1998. It has also supported the pro-ban Organization of American States resolutions. It did not attend the First Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in Maputo in May 1999. Guyana has not participated in the treaty intersessional work program.

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 AP mines. It is thought to possess a stockpile of AP mines, though the size, composition, and suppliers of the stockpile are not known.[2] Guyana is not mine-affected.[3]


[1] Requests for information have been forwarded to the Government of Guyana in March 2000 and to the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in May 2000.
[2] Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Mine Action Database.
[3] UN website: http://www.un.org/Depts/Landmine/country/guyana.htm.