Ecuador ratified the Convention on 29 April 1999, and it entered into force for Ecuador on 1 October 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 29 March 2000, Ecuador reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In 2007, Ecuador reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Ecuador reported having destroyed 263,273 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, Ecuador has reported having retained 90 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. In addition, Ecuador has reported that it intends to use 10 anti-personal mines each year in training and for potential research.

Mine Clearance (Article 5) 

In its initial transparency report, Ecuador 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, Ecuador undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 October 2009.

On 31 March 2008, Ecuador submitted a request to extend this deadline. The request was granted at the Ninth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 October 2017. 

On 28 November 2016, Ecuador submitted a second request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 31 December 2017.

On 31 March 2017, Ecuador submitted a third 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 2022.

On 9 May 2019, Ecuador acted upon the decisions of the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.

2017 Extension Request

Ecuador's Extension Request Received 31 March 2017 PDF 1.1MB 

Additional Information Received 2 August 2017 Spanish PDF 113 KB

Additional Information Received 2 August 2017 English PDF 155 KB

Additional Information Received 8 September 2017 Spanish PDF 206 KB

Additional Information Received 8 September 2017 English PDF 205 KB

Additional Information Received 27 November 2017 Spanish PDF 2.74MB

Additional Information Received 27 November 2017 English PDF 543 KB

Ecuador's Extension Request Executive Summary English PDF 236KB | Spanish PDF 142 KB

Ecuador's Extension Request Analysis English PDF 311KB

Ecuador's Extension Request Decision English PDF 186KB

2016 Extension Request

Ecuador's Extension Request Received 28 November 2015 Spanish PDF  78KB

Ecuador's Extension Request Decision PDF 78KB

2008 Extension Request

Ecuador's Extension Request Received 31 March 2008 Spanish PDF 2.3MB

Ecuador's Revised Budget Received 13 September 2008 Spanish PDF 418KB

Ecuador's Revised Timelines Received 13 September 2008 Spanish PDF 181KB

Ecuador's Extension Request Executive Summary
English PDF 43KB | Russian PDF 110KB | Spanish PDF 107KB

Ecuador's Extension Request Analysis  PDF 39KB

Ecuador's Extension Request Decision PDF 74KB

 

 




Ecuador's updated Action Plan 2019-2022

Article 5 implementation update, June 2017 and November 2018
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Ecuador's 2018 Article 7 transparency report
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Ecuador's 2017 Article 7 transparency report

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Press Release | Peru and Ecuador meet at a European Union funded workshop to accelerate demining efforts in their border | English | Spanish | French


Snapshots of Ecuador at Convention-related meetings on Flickr