Sweden ratified the Convention on 30 November 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Sweden on 1 May 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 29 October 1999, Sweden reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.  In its transparency report submitted in 2002, Sweden reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Sweden reported having destroyed 2,663,149 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. Sweden has reported having retained 6,183 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. The Swedish Armed Forces use these mines in mine clearance training carried out at the Swedish Demining and EOD center, providing deminers with experience of actually clearing live mines.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

Sweden reported that there were no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.


Sweden's Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2015 PDF 220KB


Strategy for Global Actions for Human Security 2014-2017 (Swedish)


Snapshots of Sweden at Convention-related activities on Flickr.