Angola ratified the Convention on 5 July 2002, and the Convention entered into force for Angola on 1 January 2003. 

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 14 September 2004, Angola reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control. 

Angola reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines in 2006. 

In total, Angola reported having destroyed 81,045 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 2014, Angola has reported retaining 972 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are used by the Angolan Armed Forces for the purposes of development and training, and mines for instruction have been provided to the National Institute for Demining and other different mine action operators to instruct on manual, mechanic and canine systems.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Angola 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, Angola undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 January 2013.

On 30 March 2012, Angola submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Twelfth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 January 2018. 

On 11 May 2017, Angola submitted a second request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Sixteenth Meeting of States Parties, Vienna, Austria and a new deadline set for 31 December 2025.

On the 25 November 2018, Angola acted upon the decisions of the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.

Victim Assistance

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

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

Article 5 Extension Requests

2017 Extension Request

Angola's Extension Request Received 11 May 2017 PDF 4.7MB

Angola's Revised Extension Request Received 14 November 2017 PDF 2.8MB

Annex A PDF 1.8MB | Annex B 1.9MB

Angola's Extension Request Executive Summary 

Angola's Extension Request Analysis PDF 232KB

Angola's Extension Request Decision PDF 189KB

2012 Extension Request

Angola's Extension Request Received 30 March 2012 PDF 5.3MB

Additional Information Received 29 June 2012 PDF 1.7MB

Angola's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 89KB

Angola's Extension Request Analysis PDF 131KB

Angola's Extension Request Decision PDF 69KB



Update on Article 5 Implementation, May 2016

Update on Victim Assistance, June 2018


Angola's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

Angola's 2017 Article 7 transparency report
Angola's National Demining Commission

Angola Mine Action Programme February 2019 Newsletter 

Angola is one of 29 States Parties with significant numbers of landmine survivors 
Snapshots of Angola at Convention-related activities on Flickr.


Angola's Individualised Approach event was held on the margins of the 17MSP, 27 November 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

Angola's presentation for the Individualised Approach

Final report of Angola's Individualised Approach event