Gambia ratified the Convention on 23 September 2002, and the Convention entered into force for Gambia on 1 March 2003.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 1 September 2003, Gambia reported that it had no stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.
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. Gambia has reported having retained 100 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. The Gambia Armed Forces is planning to deploy to Mali under ECOWAS and will use the mines during the pre-deployment training.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report Gambian 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, Gambia 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 5 December 2012, at the Twelfth Meeting of the States Parties (12MSP) Gambia declared there it did not have any mined areas.