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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Landmine Monitor Report 2000
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has not acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty, nor is it a party to the CCW. However, at the UN General Assembly on 12 October 1999, UAE representative Mohammad Samhan stated that his country supported the international community’s efforts to ban antipersonnel landmines and give humanitarian support to victims.[1] On 1 December 1999 the UAE joined 138 other nations in voting in favor of UNGA resolution 54/54B supporting the Mine Ban Treaty.

The United Arab Emirates is not believed to be a landmine producer or exporter and there are no known stockpiles of antipersonnel mines on its territory.

The United Arab Emirates is not mine-affected. In 1999, in support of an agriculture project, the UAE funded the demining of the South Alameen and El Hammam channels in Egypt. The demining was done by the Egyptian Army according to the agreement with the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture.

The UAE has not contributed any funds to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Clearance.


[1] UN General Assembly First Committee, Press Release GA/DIS/3141, 12 October 1999.