Somalia acceded to the Convention on 16 April 2012, and the Convention entered into force for Somalia on 1 October 2012. With Somalia’s accession all of Sub-Saharan Africa is now bound by the Convention.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 30 March 2013, Somalia reported that it has stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In accordance with Article 4 of the Convention, Somalia 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, as soon as possible but not later than four years after the entry into force of this Convention or 1 October 2016.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report Somalia 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, Somalia undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than ten years after the entry into force of the Convention, or 1 October 2022.

On 20 April 2021, Somalia submitted a request to extend said deadline. The request will be considered by the Nineteenth Meeting of the States Parties.

Victim Assistance (Article 6.3)

Somalia is one of the States Parties that has indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors. Somalia is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Article 5 Extension Request Process



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STATEMENTS AND UPDATES

 Article 5 Implementation 

Nov 2019

Victim Assistance

Nov 2019 | Nov 2018



Article 7 Report submitted in

 20202019 | 2018 2017



Somalia's Individualised Approach event was held on the margins of the 17MSP, 29 November 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

Somalia's presentation
Final Report



Somalia launched its National Victim Assistance and Disability Action Plan at the Oslo Review Conference in 2019

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