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Transparency Reports

States are encouraged to use specific forms for their annual transparency reports. Links to the forms in the official UN languages are provided below. Please note that Form D was revised at the 6th Meeting of the States Parties; and Forms B and G were revised at the 8th Meeting of the States Parties to include information on "previously unknown stockpiles of anti-personnel mines discovered after the deadlines have passed” and their destruction. The revised versions in languages other than English and French will be posted as soon as they are available.

Arabic Forms A to I
Arabic Form D (Revised)
Arabic Form J

Chinese Forms A to I
Chinese Form D (Revised)
Chinese Form J

English Forms A to J

French Forms A to J

Russian Forms A to I
Russian Form D (Revised)
Russian Form J

Spanish Forms A to I
Spanish Form D (Revised)
Spanish Form J

Countries that have little or no new information to report may use the following cover page and submit only the forms that contain new information:

Simplified form / Cover page in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

The ICBL has expressed concern about the lack of timely reporting under Article 7, and the inconsistent standards for reporting. The ICBL calls on governments, the United Nations, and NGOs to work harder to encourage and facilitate reporting. We also call on governments to include all optional information in their reports. This includes the optional component of the amended Form D, which indicates the specific anticipated purpose and the actual use of mines retained for training/development, and Form J, which provides states the opportunity to include any additional information. On Form J, we strongly encourage governments to include information on foreign stocks, antivehicle mines with antihandling devices or sensitive fuses prohibited by the treaty, Claymore mines (directional fragmenation mines) and steps taken to ensure command detonation only, mine action funding, and victim assistance programs.

Article 7 reports must be sent to the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA) in Geneva, preferably in electronic form:

APLC Secretariat
Office for Disarmament Affairs (Geneva Branch)
Palais des Nations, room C-113.1
Avenue de la Paix 8-14
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Tel. (+41) 22 917 2298
Fax. (+41) 22 917 0034
E-mail: aplc.article7report@unog.ch

The Article 7 Reporting Handbook (by VERTIC) provides assistance in filling these out.

States' submitted reports can be viewed on the Office of Disarmament Affairs' website.

In June 1998, the ICBL established Landmine Monitor, a unique and unprecedented civil society based reporting network to systematically monitor and document nations' compliance with the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the humanitarian response to the global landmine crisis. Landmine Monitor complements the existing state-based reporting and compliance mechanisms established by the treaty. The Landmine Monitor Factsheets provide information on Article 7 reporting.