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


Niue signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and was the ninth country to ratify on 15 April 1998. Niue was the first nation in the Pacific to submit its Article 7 transparency report on 2 September 1999. Niue has not enacted domestic implementing legislation and did not report on national implementation measures referred to in Article 9 in its transparency report.

In response to Landmine Monitor’s request for information, a government official said that Landmine Monitor Report 1999 illustrates “the deepest concern of the Government of Niue and its people over the horrified and unhumane way in which millions of victims were killed by these deadly war weapons.”[1]

Niue is not a member of the United Nations and therefore has not participated in any of the relevant UN General Assembly resolutions on landmines. Niue was not present at the First Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in Maputo and has not participated in the intersessional meetings of the ban treaty, most likely due to resource constraints.

Niue has no military force as its defense is the responsibility of New Zealand. It is believed that Niue has never produced, transferred, or used AP mines. Niue declared no stockpile of AP mines in its Article 7 transparency report. It is not believed to provide assistance to humanitarian mine action.


[1] Fax from Crossley Tatui, Deputy Secretary to Government, to Neil Mander, Convenor of NZ Campaign Against Landmines, 20 May 2000.