Cluster Munition Ban Policy
Non-signatory Equatorial Guinea has never publicly commented on cluster munitions or its position on joining the convention. However, it has voted in favor of key annual United Nations (UN) resolutions promoting the convention, most recently in December 2020. Equatorial Guinea is not known to have ever used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea has not acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
The government’s position on joining remains unknown because Equatorial Guinea has never commented publicly on cluster munitions or its position on accession to the convention.
Equatorial Guinea participated in one meeting of the Oslo Process that created the convention, where it called for an end to the production and use of cluster munitions and for the destruction of all stockpiles.
In December 2020, Equatorial Guinea voted in favor of a key UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution that urges states outside the Convention on Cluster Munitions to “join as soon as possible.”
Equatorial Guinea is a State Party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW).
Use, production, transfer, and stockpiling
Equatorial Guinea is not known to have ever used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.
 In October 2010, a government representative told the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) that Equatorial Guinea is concerned with the humanitarian consequences of cluster munitions and committed to follow up on the status of accession to the convention. CMC meeting with Toribio-Obiang Mba Meye, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to the UN in New York, 22 October 2010. Notes by the CMC.
 Statement of Equatorial Guinea, Vienna Conference on Cluster Munitions, 6 December 2007. Notes by the CMC/Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
 “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions,” UNGA Resolution 75/62, 7 December 2020. Equatorial Guinea voted in favor of previous annual UNGA resolutions promoting the convention in 2015 and 2017-2018. It was absent from the vote on the 2016 and 2019 UNGA resolutions on the convention.
Mine Ban Policy
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty on 16 September 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. Equatorial Guinea has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.
Equatorial Guinea does not regularly attend meetings of the treaty, but did attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. It submitted its initial Article 7 transparency report in 2014.
Equatorial Guinea is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons, nor is it party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Equatorial Guinea has never produced antipersonnel mines. It has not formally declared the presence or absence of stockpiled antipersonnel mines, but it is not believed to possess a stockpile. Authorities have never responded to a Monitor inquiry into an allegation of antipersonnel mine use on the island of Bioko in 2004.