Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 12 November 2019


Barbados signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 26 January 1999, becoming a State Party on 1 July 1999. Barbados has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.

Barbados has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Barbados submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 12 May 2003 but has not provided subsequent annual reports.

On 5 December 2018, Barbados voted in favor of UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 73/61 promoting universalization and implementation of the convention, as it has done in previous years.[1]

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

Production, transfer, use, stockpiling, and destruction

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

[1] “Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction,” UNGA Resolution 73/61, 5 December 2018.