Sudan ratified the Convention on 13 October 2003, and the Convention entered into force for Sudan on 1 April 2004.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 1 October 2004, Sudan reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In its transparency report submitted in 19 April 2009, Sudan reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Sudan reported having destroyed 10, 566 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. Sudan has reported having retained 1,938 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Sudan 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, Sudan undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 April 2014.

On 28 March 2013, Sudan submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline and on 30 July 2013 Sudan submitted a revised request. The decision was granted at the Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 April 2019.

On 29 April 2016, Sudan acted upon the decisions of the Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.

Article 5 Extension Request

Sudan's Extension Request Received 28 March 2013 PDF 1.9MB

Sudan's Revised Extension Request Received 30 July 2013 PDF 2.6MB

Sudan's Extension Request Analysis PDF 101KB

Sudan's Extension Request Decision PDF 68KB


Update on Article 5 implementation, June 2014 Arabic and English PDF35KB

Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2017 1.2MB

Mine clearance operations in Sudan

Snapshots of Sudan at Convention-related activities on Flickr.