Afghanistan acceded to the Convention on 11 September 2002, and the Convention entered into force for Afghanistan on 1 March 2003. 

Retained Mines (Article 3)

Notwithstanding the obligation to destroy all stockpiled anti-personnel mines, the Convention permits the retention of the minimum number of anti-personnel mines absolutely necessary for the development of and training in mine detection, mine clearance, or mine destruction techniques.

As of 2018, Afghanistan has reported retaining 987 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its transparency report submitted on 30 April 2005, Afghanistan reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In its annual transparency report submitted on 30 April 2007, Afghanistan reported that in 2006 it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. 

In total, Afghanistan reported having destroyed 486,226 anti-personnel mines.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 1 September 2003, Afghanistan reported areas under its jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines were known or suspected to be emplaced.

In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Afghanistan undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 March 2013.

On 29 March 2012, Afghanistan submitted a request to extend this deadline. The request was granted at the Twelfth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2023. 

Victim Assistance

Afghanistan is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors. 

Afghanistan is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Article 5 Extension Request

Afghanistan's Extension Request Received 29 March 2012 PDF 3.6MB

Annexes to the Extension Request

Annex 1 PDF 98KB | Annex 2 PDF 1.5MB
Annex 3 PDF 2.8MB | Annex 4 PDF 98KB
Annex 5 PDF 131KB | Annex 6 PDF 131KB
Annex 7 PDF 66KB | Annex 8 PDF 197KB
Annex 9 PDF 9.5MB | Annex 10 PDF 229KB
Annex 11 PDF 459KB | Annex 12 PDF 524KB
Annex 13 PDF 7.6MB | Annex 14 PDF 229KB
Annex 15 PDF 459KB | Annex 16 PDF 2.4MB
Annex 17 PDF 98KB | Annex 18 PDF 131KB
Annex 19 PDF 98KB | Annex 20 PDF 66KB
Annex 21 PDF 66KB | Annex 22 PDF 131KB
Annex 23 PDF 5.4MB | Annex 24 PDF 98KB

Afghanistan's Revised Extension Request Revised 31 August 2012

Annexes to the Revised Extension Request

Annex 1 PDF 94KB | Annex 2 PDF 1.4MB
Annex 3 PDF 2.7MB | Annex 4 PDF 87KB
Annex 5 PDF 122KB | Annex 6 PDF 98KB
Annex 7 PDF 64KB | Annex 8 PDF 170KB
Annex 9 PDF 2.9MB | Annex 10 PDF 605KB
Annex 11 PDF 1.1MB | Annex 12 PDF 1.2MB
Annex 13 PDF 15.2MB | Annex 14 PDF 574KB
Annex 15 PDF 1.1MB | Annex 16 PDF 4.8MB
Annex 17 PDF 351KB | Annex 18 PDF 342KB
Annex 19 PDF 217KB | Annex 20 PDF 222KB
Annex 21 PDF 55KB | Annex 22 PDF 523KB
Annex 23 PDF 1.0MB | Annex 24 PDF 91KB


Afghanistan's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 55KB

Afghanistan's Extension Request Analysis PDF 104KB

Afghanistan's Extension Request Decision PDF 65KB

Update on Victim Assistance
November 2019

June 2018 and November 2018

Update on Cooperation and Assistance
June 2018

Update on Article 5 Implementation
November 2019

 June 2018 and November 2018

Afghanistan's Article 7 Transparency Report



Mine Action Coordination Center of Afghanistan (MACCA)


Children landmine survivors at hospital in Kabul. Afghanistan is one of 29 States Parties with significant numbers of landmine survivors.

Snapshots of Afghanistan at Convention-related activities on Flickr.