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Kiribati, Landmine Monitor Report 2003


Kiribati acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty on 7 September 2000. It submitted its initial Article 7 Report on 4 December 2001, covering the period from 7 September 2000 to 28 August 2001. In the report, Kiribati stated with respect to national implementation measures, “No action taken since Kiribati does ... not use, stockpile, produce, [or] transfer ... anti-personnel mines.” Kiribati was absent from the vote on pro-ban UN General Assembly Resolution 57/74, on 22 November 2002. While there is unexploded ordnance left over from World War II, especially on Tarawa, this is not believed to include landmines.