Austria ratified the Convention on 29 June 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Austria on 1 March 1999.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 29 July 1999, Austria reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines in 1996.
In total, Austria reported having destroyed 116,000 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.
Austria opted not to retain anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
Austria reported no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.
Austria's statement on Article 5 implementation, Dec 2017
Austria's statement on Cooperation and Assistance, Dec 2017 and November 2018
Austria's 2018 Article 7 transparency report
Austria's 2017 Article 7 transparency report
H.E. Thomas Hajnoczi, Ambassador of Austria to the United Nations (Geneva) and President of the 16MSP
Press Release | Austria, as the Convention's Presidency calls on States not to default on their obligations English | Français | Español
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In 2004, Austria led the work of the Convention during the First Review Conference: The Nairobi Summit on a Mine-Free World.
Photos here below show H.E. Wolfgang Petritsch of Austria and then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
(L-R) Ambassador Petritsch, Kofi Annan, and Alexander Kmentt of Austria.
Press Release | Nairobi Summit President joins call to assist landmine survivors
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