Colombia ratified the Convention on 6 September 2000, and the Convention entered into force for Colombia on 1 March 2001.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 15 March 2002, Colombia reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

In its transparency report submitted on 6 May 2005, Colombia reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Colombia reported having destroyed 19,026 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. Colombia had reported having retained 586 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. In 2013, Colombia destroyed the 586 anti-personnel mines it had retained for permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Colombia 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, Colombia undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 March 2011.

On 31 March 2010, Colombia submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Tenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2021.

On 2 May Colombia submitted an updated work plan 2016-2018.

Victim Assistance

Colombia is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.

Colombia is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Extension Request

Colombia's Extension Request received 31 March 2010 Spanish 1.8MB

Annex 1 Spanish 216KB
Annex 2 and 3 Spanish 114KB
Annex 4 Spanish 1.0MB
Annex 5 Spanish 329KB
Annex 6 Spanish 51KB
Annex 7 Spanish 1.0MB

Colombia's Revised Extension Request received 13 August 2010 Spanish PDF 1MB

Annex 1 Spanish PDF 203KB
Annex 2 and Annex 3 Spanish PDF 111KB
Annex 4 Spanish PDF 1MB
Annex 5 Spanish PDF 326KB
Annex 6 Spanish PDF 49KB
Annex 7 Spanish PDF 1.6MB

Colombia's Extension Request Executive Summary Spanish PDF 115KB

Colombia's Extension Request Analysis PDF 61KB

Colombia's Extension Request Decision PDF 14KB

Update on Article 5 Implementation, November 2019


Update on Article 5 Implementation, 2017 and November 2018


Update on Victim Assistance, November 2019


Update on Victim Assistance, June 2018 and November 2018


Update on Cooperation and Assistance, June 2018


Colombia's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

Colombia's 2017 Article 7 transparency report


Colombian National Mine Action Plan 2014-2016 PDF 863KB

Colombian Programme on Mine Action

Press Release | Juanes lends his voice to world summit against landmines English | Spanish

Press Release | Cartagena Action Plan adopted by international community English | Spanish

Press Release | Colombia to host global conference on assistance to landmine survivors and disability rights | English |Spanish |French

Snapshots of Colombia at Convention-related activities on Flickr.