Chile is contaminated with anti-personnel mines and cluster munition remnants

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Article 4 deadline

    1 June 2022

  • Performance


Performance Criterion Score
Understanding of contamination (20% of overall score) 5
National ownership and programme management (10% of overall score) 4
Gender (10% of overall score) 6
Information management and reporting (10% of overall score) 5
Planning and tasking (10% of overall score) 5
Land release system (20% of overall score) 5
Land release outputs and Article 4 compliance (20% of overall score) 3
Performance score 4.6

Key Developments

In 2020, Chile submitted a first request for a one-year interim extension to its Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) Article 4 deadline for the clearance of cluster munition remnants (CMR). In its extension request, which was subsequently granted, Chile provided information on the cluster munition-contaminated area and its survey and clearance capacity, detailing a plan to conduct technical survey in 2021. However, Chile subsequently reported that due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country sufficient resources had not been mobilised to conduct the planned technical survey in 2021. In June 2021, Chile submitted a further one-year interim extension request to its Article 4 deadline, to 1 June 2023. During the new extension period, Chile plans to conduct the required technical survey. The request will be considered at Part Two of the Second Review Conference of the CCM in September 2021. In a positive development, Chile issued a ministerial order in 2021 , outlining the management structure within the government for the implementation of Chile’s international obligations under the CCM.

Recommendations for Action

  • Chile should ensure that it secures sufficient resources to complete technical survey by its new requested interim Article 4 deadline of 1 June 2023 without fail.
  • Chile should elaborate a gender and diversity policy and implementation plan for its mine action programme.

Download the full 2021 report for Chile

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