Belarus acceded to the Convention on 3 September 2003, and the Convention entered into force for Belarus on 1 March 2004.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 23 June 2004, Belarus reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

On 1 March 2008, Belarus’ deadline for the destruction of its stockpiled anti-personnel mines passed. 

On 29 December 2014, Belarus provided information in response to its commitment under Action 5 of the Maputo Action Plan to provide a plan for the destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its jurisdiction or control.

Belarus noted the technical complexity associated with destroying the PFM type mine, that 3,370,316 mines remained to be destroyed and that all mines, apart from those considered to be in an unsafe condition, were to be destroyed by 1 November 2016.

On 5 April 2017, Belarus reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Belarus reported having destroyed 3.4 million 'PFM-1' anti-personnel mines. 

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, Belarus has reported having retained 4,505 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. 

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

Belarus has reported no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control. 


Belarus' Declaration of Article 4 Stockpile Destruction Completion, Dec 2017

Belarus' Presentation on Article 4 Completion, June 2017

Belarus' response to Action 5 of the Maputo Action Plan, December 2014

Belarus' 2019 Article 7 transparency report


Belarus' 2018 Article 7 transparency report

Press Release | Belarus destroys over three million stockpiled dangerous landmines fulfilling its Article 4 obligation 
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