Cyprus ratified the Convention on 17 January 2003, and the Convention entered into force for Cyprus on 1 July 2003.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted in February 2004, Cyprus reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

In its transparency report submitted in 2008, Cypress indicated that as of July 2007, it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Cyprus reported having destroyed 48,916 mines.

Retained Mines (Article 3)

Notwithstanding the obligation to destroy all stockpiled anti-personnel mines, the Convention permits the retention or 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, Cyprus has reported having retained 440 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

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

On 30 April 2012, Cyprus 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 July 2016. 

On 27 March 2015, Cyprus submitted a second request for an extended mine clearance deadline. This request was granted at the Fourteenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 July 2019.

Extension Requests


2018 Extension Request

Cyprus' Extension Request Received 2 February 2018 PDF 399KB

2015 Extension Request

Cyprus' Extension Request Received 27 March 2015 PDF 465KB

Cyprus' Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 92KB

Cyprus' Extension Request Analysis PDF 140KB

Cyprus Extension Request Decision PDF 61KB

2012 Extension Request

Cyprus' Extension Request Received 30 April 2012 PDF 97KB

Cyprus' Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 56KB

Cyprus' Extension Request Analysis PDF 25KB

Cyprus' Extension Request Decision PDF 55KB


Update on Article 5 implementation, June 2018

Cyprus' 2017 Article 7 transparency report