Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Republic of the Fiji Islands signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 10 June 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. Fiji has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.

Fiji occasionally attends meetings of the treaty, most recently the Thirteenth Meeting of States Parties in Geneva in December 2013. Fiji did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Fiji submitted its second Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 21 August 2002 and has not provided subsequent annual reports.

On 5 December 2018, Fiji voted in favor of UN General Assembly Resolution 73/61 promoting universalization and implementation of the convention, as it has done previously.[1]

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

Fiji 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.