Papua New Guinea

Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


Papua New Guinea acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty on 28 June 2004, becoming a State Party on 1 December 2004. Papua New Guinea believes that existing legislation is sufficient to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically.

Papua New Guinea has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Papua New Guinea submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 29 November 2004 but has not submitted subsequent reports.

Papua New Guinea is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons, nor is it party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.  

Production, transfer, stockpile, and retention

Papua New Guinea has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. It is not believed to be mine-affected but parts of the country are contaminated by unexploded ordnance from World War II.