Ethiopia acceded to the Convention on 17 December 2004, and the Convention entered into force for Ethiopia on 1 June 2005.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its transparency report submitted on 5 July 2008, Ethiopia reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In its transparency report submitted on 30 April 2009, Ethiopia reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Ethiopia reported having destroyed 60,314 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 2012, Ethiopia has reported having retained 303 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5) 

In its initial transparency report, Ethiopia 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, Ethiopia undertakes to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 June 2015.

On 15 June 2015, Ethiopia submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Fourteenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 June 2020.

On 7 December 2017, Ethiopia acted upon the decisions of the Fourteenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.

Victim Assistance

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

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


Extension Request

2019 Extension Request

Ethiopia's Extension Request Received 31 March 2019 PDF 2.9 MB

Additional Information Received 20 August 2019 PDF 2.7 MB

2015 Extension Request

Ethiopia's Extension Request Received 15 June 2015 PDF 1.65MB

Additional Information Received 26 October 2015 PDF 2.7MB

Ethiopia's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 113KB

Ethiopia's Extension Request Analysis PDF 123KB

Ethiopia's Extension Request Decision PDF 71KB



Update on Victim Assistance, November 2018

Victim Assistance Report 2016-2017 PDF 3.60MB

 Article 5 implementation update, April 2014 PDF 312KB

Ethiopia's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

 Ethiopia's 2017 Article 7 transparency report

Ethiopia's National Plan of Action of Persons with Disabilities 2012-2021 PDF 12MB

Press Release | Ethiopia to promote equal rights for persons with disabilities including landmine survivors  | English | French

Workshop on victim assistance and disability rights in Addis Ababa in 2013

Snapshots of Ethiopia at Convention-related activities on Flickr.