Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019

The Republic of Kiribati acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty on 7 September 2000, becoming a State Party on 1 March 2001. Kiribati believes that existing legislation is sufficient to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically.

Kiribati has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Kiribati submitted its second Article 7 transparency report on 4 June 2004 but has not submitted subsequent annual reports.

Kiribati is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons, nor is it party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Kiribati has never used, produced, imported, exported, or stockpiled antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes.

Kiribati has residual unexploded ordnance contamination from World War II.