Angola

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines

  • Article 5 deadline

    1 December 2025

  • Performance

    Good

Performance Criterion Score
Understanding of anti-personnel mine contamination (20% of overall score) 8
National ownership and programme management (10% of overall score) 6
Gender (10% of overall score) 6
Information management and reporting (10% of overall score) 7
Planning and tasking (10% of overall score) 7
Land release system (20% of overall score) 6
Land release outputs and Article 5 compliance (20% of overall score) 8
Performance score 7.0

Key Developments

Angola completed non-technical survey of all 18 provinces in 2019 and now has its most accurate baseline of anti-personnel mine contamination to date. Clearance increased signifcantly in 2019 compared to the previous year. There was an overall decrease in land release output, but this is expected as productivity increasingly results from clearance and technical survey rather than large amounts of cancellation through non-technical survey. Angola launched its National Mine Action Strategy 2020–2025 and an accompanying Article 5 implementation work plan, both developed under the lead of the National Intersectoral Commission on Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), with clear targets for land release and planned completion of clearance by 2025. Continued improvement was also made to information management, throughout 2019 the database was reconciled, updated, and quality assured. But while funding in 2019 increased after years of decline, Angola still does not have the requisite funding or capacity to meet its clearance goals.


Recommendations for Action

  • Angola should ensure that there are no data discrepancies between the 2018 and 2019 anti-personnel mine contamination fgures.
  • Angola should accelerate the integration of mine action data from the Executive Commission for Demining (CED) into the CNIDAH national database.
  • Angola should finalise its resource mobilisation strategy increasing its international advocacy to attract new and former donors.
  • In light of its new National Mine Action Strategy 2020–2025, Angola should include measurable gender and diversity targets in its Article 5 implementation work plan.
  • Angola should operationalise its new system of prioritisation, planning, and tasking of operations.
  • The Government of Angola should mobilise fnancial resources for CNIDAH’s quality management capacity to allow it to function effectively across provinces.
  • Angola should ensure that no taxes are imposed on equipment imported by international operators to carry out mine action operations.
  • Angola should complete the comprehensive review of its National Mine Action Standards (NMAS).
  • Angola should establish a national strategy on the management of residual contamination.
  • In accordance with Articles 1 and 5 of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC), Angola should ensure the destruction of anti-personnel mines in all mined areas under its jurisdiction or control, including mines in and around military installations.

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