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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo acceded to the Convention on 2 May 2002, and the Convention entered into force for the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 1 November 2002.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 30 April 2003, the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines in 2005. In total, the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported having destroyed 4,487 mines.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, the Democratic Republic of the Congo 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, the Democratic Republic of the Congo undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 November 2012.

On 31 March 2011, the Democratic Republic of the Congo submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Eleventh Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 January 2015.

On 7 April 2014, the Democratic Republic of the Congo submitted a second request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Third Review Conference and a new deadline set for 1 January 2021.

Victim Assistance

Democratic Republic of Congo is one of 29 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.

Democratic Republic of Congo is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Extension Requests

2014 Extension Request

DRC's Extension Request Received 7 April 2014 French PDF 2.6MB

DRC's Extension Request Executive Summary French PDF 58KB

DRC's Extension Request Analysis PDF 114KB

DRC's Extension Request Decision PDF 190KB

2011 Extension Request 

DRC's Extension Request Received 31 March 2011 French PDF 2.2MB

DRC's Revised Extension Request Received 11 September 2011 French PDF 1.2MB

DRC's Extension Request Executive Summary French PDF 89KB

DRC's Extension Request Analysis PDF 105KB

DRC's Extension Request Decision PDF 47KB 



Update on Article 5 Implementation, June 2018
French


The Democratic Republic of the Congo's 2017 Article 7 transparency report
French


Press Release | The Democratic Republic of Congo traces a path to eradicate landmines English | French


Maître Sudi Alimasi Kimputu and ISU officer Sophie Delfolie at a workshop in Kinshasa

National Strategy Mine Action Plan 2012-2016 French
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Snapshots of DRC at Convention-related activities on Flickr.