Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 13 November 2019


The Republic of Bolivia signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 9 June 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically has not yet been enacted.

Bolivia sometimes attends meetings of the treaty; most recently the Seventeenth Meeting of States Parties in Geneva in November 2018, where it did not provide any statements. Bolivia did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014, nor did it attend the intersessional meetings in Geneva in May 2019. Bolivia regularly submits annual Article 7 transparency reports. On 5 December 2018, Bolivia 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.

Bolivia is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) and its Amended Protocol II on landmines, but not CCW Protocol V on explosive remnants of war. Bolivia is also party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Use, production, transfer, and stockpiling

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