Finland acceded to the Convention on 9 January 2012, and the Convention entered into force for Finland on 1 July 2012.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its transparency report submitted in 2012, Finland reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.
In accordance with Article 4 of the Convention, Finland undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines it owns or possesses, or that are under its jurisdiction or control by 1 July 2016. On 18 August 2015, Finland announced that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel 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, Finland has reported having retained 16,192 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report Finland reported that there were no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.
Update on Cooperation and Assistance, November 2018
Update on Article 4 Implementation, June 2015 PDF 92KB
Finland's 2019 Article 7 transparency report
Finland's 2018 Article 7 transparency report
Press Release | Convention banning landmines enters into force for Finland English PDF 306KB | French PDF 301KB | Spanish PDF 304KB
Finnish Minister Heidi Hautala and delegation participate at a press conference in Cambodia in 2011
Snapshots of Finland at Convention-related activities on Flickr.