Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
Article 7 Reports
In accordance with Article 7 of the Convention, each State party is under obligation to report to the Secretary-General of the United Nations as soon as practicable, and in any event not later than 180 days after the entry into force of this Convention for that State party on various aspects of implementation.
The reports shall contain information on:
- National implementation measures
- Stockpiled anti-personnel mines
- Location of mined areas
- Types and quantities of mines retained for development and training purposes
- Status of programmes for conversion of mine production facilities
- Status of programmes for destruction of anti-personnel mines
- Types and quantities of destroyed mines
- Technical characteristics of all produced anti-personnel mines
- Measures to provide effective warning to the population in relation to mined areas
Each State party is under obligation to report to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on various aspects of implementation. This information has to be updated by the States parties annually.
Wherever possible reports should be submitted electronically in at least one of the official languages of the Convention using the following reporting form:
When the information to be provided in one or some of the reporting forms is the same as in past reports, the following cover page could be used instead of submitting detailed forms. Therefore, when using the cover page, only forms which contain new information would need to be submitted.
Each Article 7 report shall cover the last calendar year (i.e. 1 January through 31 December). Each report must be reported to the Secretary-General of the United Nations not later than 30 April of each year, in care of the APLC Secretariat.
Pursuant to the established practice a letter of reminder of the reporting obligation was sent by the Coordinator of the Article 7 Contact Group.