About 60 countries, 19 international organisations, more than 220 companies and 13 non-governmental groups are attending the conference, which aims to raise as much money as possible for the reconstruction effort in Iraq. Pledges already made include $20,300 million from the United States, $3,000 million-5,000 million from the World Bank, $5,000 million from Japan, $835 million from UK, $300 million from Spain, $231 million from the European Union, $32.6 million from Sweden, $5.9 million from Belgium, $174 million from Italy, $200 million from South Korea and $150 million from Canada (MEED 23:10:03).