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.
To states seeking international assistance:
• 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
To donor states and donor organizations:
• 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 2012 (in millions of USD)
USA ($134.4), European Union ($60.7), Japan ($57.6), Norway ($48.4), The Netherlands ($24.1), Australia ($24.0), Germany ($23.8), United Kingdom ($22), Switzerland ($18.4), Sweden ($14.1), United Arab Emirates ($13.4), Denmark ($8.7), Belgium ($7.2), Finland ($7.2), and Canada ($6.8)