Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
The Government of Angola first publicly stated its support for a total prohibition of anti-personnel mines in 1996 at the end of the Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, when Angolan Ambassador Parreira announced in the final plenary session that “the Government of Angola supports a total prohibition of all types of anti-personnel mines”. Angola was subsequently active in the “Ottawa Process”. It endorsed the Final Declaration of the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997 and participated in the Oslo negotiations in September 1997 which led to the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996 and 1998. 
Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-Free World, available at