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Zagreb Progress Report

  • Since the 2004 Nairobi Summit, 4 additional States (Bhutan, Ethiopia, Latvia and Vanuatu) ratified or acceded to the Convention, bringing to 147 the number of States which have formally accepted the Convention. In addition, Haiti announced that it had completed its internal ratification procedure and Palau indicated that it will accede to the Convention in coming months. 

  • At the close of the Nairobi Summit, 16 States Parties had not yet completed the destruction of mines. Since that time, 5 have indicated that their stockpile destruction programs are complete: Algeria, Bangladesh, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, and Uruguay. Also since the Nairobi Summit, 2 States that recently joined the Convention – Ethiopia and Latvia – have indicated that they have stockpiles that must be destroyed. Hence, the number of States Parties for which the obligation to destroy stockpiled anti-personnel mines remains relevant has been narrowed to include 13 States Parties. 

  • Since the Nairobi Summit, Suriname indicated that it had fulfilled its obligations under Article 5 of the Convention to clear all anti-personnel mines in mined areas under its jurisdiction or control. In addition, at the 6MSP, Guatemala announced that it had achieved this milestone, becoming the sixth State Party to reporting having done so. There are now 45 States Parties which must still fulfil mine clearance obligations. 

  • Many of the 24 States Parties that have reported the responsibility for significant numbers of landmine survivors spent much of 2005 developing concrete and time-bound victim assistance objectives. These objectives, which are detailed at great length in the Zagreb Progress Report, will provide basis for the more complex task of developing comprehensive national plans to achieve these objectives and ensuring that these plans integrate mine victim assistance into broader health care and social service systems, rehabilitation programmes and legislative and policy frameworks.