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Nauru, Landmine Monitor Report 2004


Key developments since May 2003: Nauru submitted its initial transparency report on 23 July 2004, confirming that it possesses no stockpiles and is not mine-affected.

The Republic of Nauru acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty on 7 August 2000 and the treaty entered into force for the country on 1 February 2001. Nauru submitted its initial Article 7 transparency report on 28 July 2004; the report was originally due 31 July 2001.[1] It has not taken any steps to enact legislation to implement the treaty, but notes, “any legislative requirement will be included in the review process to adopt the 12 UN conventions on terrorism.”[2] Nauru confirmed that it does not possess any stockpiled mines and is not mine-affected.[3] It also notes, “Nauru has not retained or transferred any antipersonnel mines for the development of techniques or for training purposes, or for the purpose of destruction.”[4] On 8 December 2003, Nauru voted in support of the UN General Assembly Resolution 58/53, as it had done previously in 2000 and 2001.

[1] The report covers the period 1 February 2001 to 31 December 2003.
[2] Article 7 Report, Form A, 28 July 2004.
[3] Article 7 Report, Form B and Form C, 28 July 2004.
[4] Article 7 Report, Form D, 28 July 2004.