El Salvador ratified the Convention on 27 January 1999, and the Convention entered into force for El Salvador on 1 July 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 31 August 2001, El Salvador reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

In its annual transparency report submitted on 20 April 2004, El Salvador reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines in 2003. El Salvador later informed that in 2008, it had destroyed an additional 72 anti-personnel mines it had kept for training purposes.

In total, El Salvador reported having destroyed 5,408 mines.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report El Salvador indicated that there were no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.

Victim Assistance 

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

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


Update on Victim Assistance, November 2018

El Salvador's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

El Salvador's 2017 Article 7 transparency report

Snapshots of El Salvador at Convention-related meetings on Flickr