Korea, Republic of

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 17 October 2020

In 2019, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) contributed approximately US$1.7 million to mine action through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action (VTF) and ITF Enhancing Human Security.

Contributions by recipient: 2019[1]

Recipient

Sector

Amount (US$)

Congo, Dem. Rep.

Capacity-building and clearance

1,260,000

Global (ITF)

Various

137,683

Palestine

Risk education

124,000

Nigeria

Clearance and risk education

100,000

Sudan

Clearance and risk education

50,000

Global (UNMAS)

Capacity-building

50,000

Total

 

1,721,683

Note: UNMAS=United Nations Mine Action Service.

Since 2015, South Korea’s contribution has ranged from an annual low of $300,000 in 2017, to a high of $2.5 million in 2016.

Summary of contributions: 2015–2019[2]

Year

Amount (US$)

% change from previous year

2019

1,721,683

-13

2018

1,970,000

+557

2017

300,000

-88

2016

2,500,000

+683

2015

319,320

+40

Total

6,811,003

N/A

Note: N/A=not applicable.



[1] ITF Enhancing Human Security, “Annual Report 2019,” March 2020, p. 17; and UNMAS, "Annual Report 2019," pp 32–33, 22 April 2020.

[2] See previous Monitor reports.