Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Islamic Republic of the Comoros acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty on 19 September 2002, becoming a State Party on 1 March 2003. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically has not been enacted.

Comoros has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty, including the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Comoros submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 20 April 2003 and a subsequent report on 24 June 2004, but has not since provided annual updates.

On 5 December 2018, Comoros voted in favor of UN General Assembly Resolution 73/61 promoting universalization and implementation of the convention.[1]

Comoros is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons. Comoros is party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Comoros 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.