Thailand ratified the Convention on 27 November 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Thailand on 1 May 1999.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 10 November 1999, Thailand reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.
In its transparency report submitted on 3 May 2004, Thailand reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Thailand reported having destroyed 335,843 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 2018, Thailand has reported having retained 3,162 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. Thailand has used these mines for a training programme to increase the number of deminers to accelerate mine clearance operations without compromising safety.
Thailand is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors. Thailand is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Thailand 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, Thailand undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 May 2009.
On 3 April 2008, Thailand submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Eighth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 November 2018.
On 30 March 2017, Thailand submitted a second request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Sixteenth Meeting of States Parties, Vienna, Austria, and a new deadline set for 31 October 2023.
On 30 April 2019, Thailand acted upon the decisions of the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.
2017 Extension Request
Thailand's Extension Request Received 31 March 2017 PDF 6.84 MB
Thailand's Revised Extension Request Revised 8 September 2017 PDF 3.0MB
Thailand's Extension Request Executive Summary English PDF 229KB
Thailand's Extension Request Analysis English PDF 250KB
Thailand's Extension Request Decision English PDF 189KB
2008 Extension Request
Thailand's Extension Request Received 3 April 2008 PDF 569KB
Thailand's Revised Extension Request Received 7 August 2008 PDF 4.7MB
Thailand's Revised Extension Request Received 2 October 2008 PDF 4.7MB
Thailand's Extension Request Decision PDF 83KB
Update on Victim Assistance, November 2019
Update on Victim Assistance, November 2018
Update on Article 5 Implementation, November 2019
Update on Article 5 Implementation, June 2018 and November 2018
Update on Cooperation and Assistance, November 2019
Update on Cooperation and Assistance, June 2018
Thailand's 2019 Article 7 transparency report
Thailand's 2018 Article 7 transparency report
Press Release | Thailand hosts international symposium to enhance cooperation and assistance to and among mine-affected countries
Snapshots of Thailand at Convention-related activities on Flickr.