New Zealand

Support for Mine Action

Last updated: 14 November 2023

In 2022, New Zealand contributed approximately NZ$7.4 million (US$4.7 million) in mine action funding.[1] This represented a substantial decline from the NZ$14 million (US$9.8 million) provided in 2021.

New Zealand allocated a large proportion (68%) of its total 2022 contribution—NZ$5 million (US$3.2 million)—to global activities through the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). NZ$1.5 million (US$0.9 million) of this went to unearmarked activities carried out by UNMAS. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Mine Action Center also received support from New Zealand, for the delivery of its mandate to build regional capacity to coordinate activities and implement mine action standards.

New Zealand supported multi-year assistance packages in Lao PDR (NZ$22 million for 2017–2024), Cambodia (NZ$6 million for 2020–2025), and Colombia (NZ$21.5 million for 2022–2024), but did not disaggregate the funding by year.[2]

Contributions by recipient: 2022[3]

Recipient

Sector

Amount (NZ$)

Amount (US$)

Global (UNMAS, ICRC)

Advocacy, clearance, risk education, core funding

5,000,000

3,180,500

Regional (ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center)

Capacity-building

895,000

569,310

Palestine

Capacity-building, risk education

780,000

496,158

Iraq

Capacity-building

700,000

445,270

Total

 -

7,375,000

4,691,238

Note: UNMAS=United Nations Mine Action Service; ICRC=International Committee of the Red Cross; ASEAN=Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Five-year support to mine action

From 2018–2022, New Zealand’s contribution to mine action totaled NZ$60.8 million (US$40.9 million). This represents a substantial increase—29% when expressed in national currency terms and 16% in United States (US) dollar terms—from the NZ$47.1 million (US$35.2 million) provided during the previous five-year period, from 2013–2017.

Summary of contributions: 2018–2022[4]

Year

Amount (NZ$)

Amount (US$)

% change from previous year (US$)

2022

7,375,000

4,691,238

-53

2021

13,971,000

9,883,085

+22

2020

12,450,000

8,090,010

-11

2019

13,750,000

9,062,625

-1

2018

13,236,000

9,171,224

+71

Total

60,782,000

40,898,182

N/A

Note: N/A=not applicable.

 

 



[1] Average exchange rate for 2022: NZ$1=US$0.6361. United States (US) Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 9 January 2023.

[2] New Zealand funds for humanitarian response in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen were not included in the Monitor database as the specific amount going towards mine action activities was not specified.

[3] New Zealand Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2022), Form I. See, Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 Database.

[4] See previous Support for Mine Action country profiles. ICBL-CMC, “Country Profiles: New Zealand,” undated.