International Cooperation and Assistance

Affected states have the main responsibility for completing their treaty obligations – such as mine clearance, victim assistance, and stockpile destruction. The treaty also requires all other states “in a position to do so” to give them any needed assistance. This assistance should be structured in a way that helps the state build its own capacity and finish its obligations as quickly and efficiently as possible.


on states seeking international assistance to:

  • Clearly present annual plans, available resources, and requirements for international cooperation and assistance
  • Provide clear and timely updates to those providing support on plans, progress, and challenges in meeting treaty obligations

on donor states and donor organizations to:

  • Commit to maintaining high levels of multi-year assistance until the treaty work is done
  • Work in close partnership with states receiving support (directly or through intermediary organizations) to promote national ownership, including good planning, clear reporting, and proper coordination of all stakeholders
  • Discuss plans and progress regularly with the affected state and other stakeholders to ensure support is used in an efficient manner

TOP CONTRIBUTORS TO MINE ACTION IN 2016, in millions of US Dollars

  • US: $152.1
  • European Union: $73.8
  • Japan: $40.7
  • Germany: $37.3
  • Norway: $31.7
  • The Netherlands: $25.2
  • Switzerland: $16.6
  • Canada: $13.3
  • New Zealand: $12.5
  • Australia: $11.1
  • Denmark: $10.2

See the full list of donors and recipients.

This is the latest year for which data is available. Data on 2017 will be published by Landmine Monitor in November 2018.