Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 14 September 2004, Angola reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.
Angola reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines in 2006.
In total, Angola reported having destroyed 81,045 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 2014, Angola has reported retaining 972 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are used by the Angolan Armed Forces for the purposes of development and training, and mines for instruction have been provided to the National Institute for Demining and other different mine action operators to instruct on manual, mechanic and canine systems.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Angola 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, Angola undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 January 2013.
On 30 March 2012, Angola submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Twelfth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 January 2018.
On 11 May 2017, Angola 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 December 2025.
Angola is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.
Angola is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Article 5 Extension Requests
2017 Extension Request
Angola's Extension Request Received 11 May 2017 PDF 4.7MB
Angola's Revised Extension Request Received 14 November 2017 PDF 2.8MB
Angola's Extension Request Executive Summary
Angola's Extension Request Analysis PDF 232KB
Angola's Extension Request Decision PDF 189KB
2012 Extension Request
Angola's Extension Request Received 30 March 2012 PDF 5.3MB
Additional Information Received 29 June 2012 PDF 1.7MB
Angola's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 89KB
Angola's Extension Request Analysis PDF 131KB
Angola's Extension Request Decision PDF 69KB
Update on Article 5 Implementation, May 2016