Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Republic of Guyana signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 5 August 2003, becoming a State Party on 1 February 2004. Guyana has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.

Guyana has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty. Guyana submitted a Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report in 2010 covering the period from 2007 to 2009, but has never submitted an updated report.

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

Stockpiling, production, use, and retention

Guyana has never used or produced antipersonnel mines. Although the Monitor received information that Guyana had a stockpile, Guyana reported in 2006 that it did not have a stockpile of antipersonnel mines. It is possible that a stockpile was destroyed in an ammunition storage area explosion in 2000.