Burundi ratified the Convention on 22 October 2003, and the Convention entered into force for Burundi on 1 April 2004. 

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 9 August 2005, Burundi reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

In its transparency report submitted on 1 July 2008, Burundi reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Burundi reported having destroyed 664 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 2017, Burundi has reported having retained 4 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Burundi reported areas under its jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines are known or suspected to be emplaced.

In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Burundi undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 April 2014.

At the 2014 Intersessional Meetings Burundi declared it had fulfilled its mine clearance obligation.

Victim Assistance 

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

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





Burundi's Announcement of Article 5 Mine Clearance Completion, April 2014 French



Burundi's 2016 Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2017 French

Burundi's latest statement on Victim Assistance, Dec 2011



Landmine clearance ended in 2014 in Burundi

Burundi is one of 29 States Parties with significant numbers of landmine survivors



Snapshots of Burundi at Convention-related activities on Flickr.