Honduras ratified the Convention on 24 September 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Honduras on 1 March 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 30 August 1999, Honduras reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control. 

In its transparency report submitted on 10 August 2001, Honduras reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Honduras reported having destroyed 7,441 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. Honduras has reported having retained 815 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Honduras 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, Honduras undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 March 2009.

At the 2004 Meeting of the Standing Committee on Mine Clearance, Honduras announced that the last anti-personnel mine had been removed from the ground on 27 April 2004, and that Honduras would be declared "mine-free" on 20 July 2004.

At the 2004 Nairobi Summit on a Mine-Free World, Honduras indicated that it had fulfilled its obligation under Article 5 of the Convention, almost five years earlier than its deadline.


Declaration of Completion, 22 June 2004 PDF 2.9MB


Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2007
Spanish PDF 210KB


Demining team from the Honduras Military Corps of Engineers