Sweden

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 27 September 2018

In 2017, the Kingdom of Sweden allocated some SEK44 million (US$5.2 million)[1] in mine action funding. Compared to 2016, Sweden’s funding decreased by 20% ($1.3 million less).

As in 2016, the largest contribution went to Danish Demining Group (DDG) (SEK20 million/$2.3 million) for clearance and risk education activities in Iraq, Lao PDR, Libya, Myanmar, and South Sudan. This represents 45% of Sweden’s total contribution in 2017.

Contributions by recipient: 2017[2] 

Recipient

Sector

Amount (SEK)

Amount (US$)

DDG (Iraq, Lao PDR, Libya, Myanmar, and South Sudan)

Clearance and risk education

20,000,000

2,341,098

Global

Various

9,170,000

1,073,393

Central African Republic

Various

3,980,000

465,878

Yemen

Risk education

2,700,000

316,048

Syria

Various

2,490,050

291,473

ICRC

Risk education

2,000,000

234,110

Colombia

Clearance and risk education

2,407,707

281,834

Lao PDR

Clearance and risk education

1,000,000

117,055

Afghanistan

Various

338,000

39,565

Iraq

Risk education

142,200

16,645

Total

 

44,227,957

5,177,099

 

Since 2013, Sweden’s funding for mine action has dropped by more than 50%. From 2013–2017, Sweden’s contribution for mine action totaled some SEK288 million ($38.4 million). This is some 43% less than the SEK506.8 million ($73.1 million) contributed during the previous five-year period, from 2008 to 2013.[3] 

Summary of contributions: 2013–2017[4] 

Year

Amount (SEK)

Amount (US$)

% change from previous year (US$)

2017

44,227,957

5,177,099

-20

2016

55,245,000

6,458,306

+5

2015

51,640,000

6,122,110

-21

2014

53,155,000

7,751,254

-39

2013

83,885,000

12,880,812

-8

Total

288,152,957

38,389,581

 

 

In February 2018, Sweden announced a SEK320 million (nearly $40 million) new contribution to support mine action activities implemented by DDG and Mines Advisory Group in up to 15 countries over three years.[5] 



[1] Average exchange rate for 2017: SEK8.543=US$1. US Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 11 January 2018.

[2] Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report, Form I, 23 April 2018.

[3] Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, “Country Profile: Sweden: Support for Mine Action,” 29 August 2013.

[4] See previous Monitor reports.

[5] Statement of Sweden, Third Annual Pledging Conference for the Implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty, Geneva, 27 February 2018. Average exchange rate for February 2018: SEK8.0542=US$1. US Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Monthly),” 1 March 2018.