Mine Action

Last updated: 04 August 2011

Contamination and Impact


Mongolia is not believed to be affected by antipersonnel mines. In its only voluntary Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report to date, Form C on the location of mined areas was marked as “Not Applicable.”[1]

Explosive remnants of war

Mongolia is said to have an extensive problem with explosive remnants of war, including both unexploded ordnance and abandoned explosive ordnance.[2] In 2008, for instance, abandoned antivehicle mines were reportedly discovered on several occasions.[3]

Mine Action Program

There is no mine action program in Mongolia and the current extent of any clearance is not known.


[1] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report (for the period 2007–2008), Form C.

[2] See, for example, Statement of Mongolia, Standing Committee on the General Status and Operation of the Convention, Geneva, 25 May 2009.

[3] See, for example, Kh. Ganaa, “Mongolia Contaminated with Live Mines,” Today’s Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar), 10 November 2008,