Home Our Work Humanitarian Disarmament Where we work Past projects Afghanistan


  • Afghanistan is a State Party to the MBT and the CCM.
  • MBT Article 5 clearance deadline: 1 March 2013(requested ten year extension).
  • CCM Article 4 clearance deadline: 1 March 2022.
  • CCM Article 3 stockpile destruction deadline: Completed

In March 2009, NPAs Global Training Centre (GTC) was contracted by the GICHD to conduct a nine-month instructor course at the Mine Dog Centre (MDC) located in Kabul. NPA GTC’s mission was to introduce and implement the GTC training philosophy and method; in addition GTC supplied 12 dogs for the students to use during the course. The GTC team consisted of two technical advisors present in Kabul at all times, in addition to a close follow up by the Head of the GTC. All objectives set were accomplished and all 12 dogs were accredited on schedule in December 2009.