Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Republic of Vanuatu signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 16 September 2005, becoming a State Party on 1 March 2006. It has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. 

Vanuatu has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Vanuatu submitted its second Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 30 April 2008 but has not submitted subsequent annual reports.

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

Use, production, transfer, and stockpile

Vanuatu has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. Vanuatu is affected by unexploded ordnance from World War II.