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.
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.
Colombia's Extension Request received 31 March 2010 Spanish 1.8MB
Colombia's Revised Extension Request received 13 August 2010 Spanish PDF 1MB
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, 2017 and November 2018
Update on Victim Assistance, June 2018 and November 2018
Update on Cooperation and Assistance, June 2018
Colombian National Mine Action Plan 2014-2016 PDF 863KB
Colombian Programme on Mine Action
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.