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Vanuatu, Landmine Monitor Report 2003


The Republic of Vanuatu signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997, but still has not ratified. Vanuatu sponsored, but was absent from the final vote on pro-ban UN General Assembly Resolution 57/74 in November 2002. In March 2001, a government representative said that Vanuatu has no stockpiled antipersonnel mines.[1] It is not believed to be mine-affected, although there are still major dumps of military equipment and other explosive remnants of war left over from World War II.

[1] Interview with Paul Sami, Head of Asia-Pacific Division, Department of Foreign Affairs of Vanuatu, Wellington (New Zealand), 27 March 2001.