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Appendix 11: Grants and contributions

Following is a list of discretionary grants and a list of contributions to international organisations and peacekeeping operations administered by the department during the financial year. Details of grant recipients are available directly from the Australia–China Council, the Australia–India Council, the Australia–Indonesia Institute, the Australia–Korea Foundation, and the Images of Australia Branch (Cultural Relations Grants Program), through the department’s website or the general switchboard: telephone (02) 6261 1111.

Table 34. Discretionary grants

Title of grant

Brief description/rationale of grant

Sub-output

Total ($’000)

Australia–China Council

-To foster people-to-people relations between Australia and China; to promote a greater awareness of Australia as a technologically sophisticated, multicultural, open and liberal society oriented towards Asia; to build a greater awareness of China in Australia, with particular emphasis on customs, cultural and ethical values, business priorities and contemporary issues.

1.1.1

636

Australia–Korea Foundation

To broaden and deepen the Australia–Korea relationship by promoting and facilitating people-to-people and institutional links, especially in the fields of commerce, industry and tourism, science and technology, education, the arts, sport and the media.

1.1.1

720

Australian Institute of International Affairs

To raise the level of understanding of the role of foreign and trade policy in Australia. The institute facilitates debate and awareness in Australia through lectures, conferences and publications.

1.1.1–1.1.8

60

Australia–India Council

-To initiate and support activities designed to enhance awareness and understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India, including through the promotion of visits and exchanges between the two countries and the development of institutional links.

1.1.2

750

Australia–Indonesia Institute

To contribute to a more broadly based and enduring relationship with Indonesia by increasing people-to-people contacts and institutional links; to portray Australia as culturally diverse, educationally, scientifically and technologically advanced and economically enterprising; and, to increase understanding of Indonesia in Australia and of Australia in Indonesia.

1.1.2

900

Indian Ocean Rim Research Centre

To develop and strengthen academic expertise on Indian Ocean regional issues, particularly in support of Australian interests in the region, and to provide independent research in support of Australia’s key trade and investment objectives in the Indian Ocean Region.

1.1.6

97

Australian National Commission for UNESCO

To assist the National Commission in its activities and meetings; to advise the Minister of Foreign Affairs on UNESCO matters; and to enhance regional cooperation by providing seed funding for small national/international projects in UNESCO’s fields of competence of education, natural and social science, culture, communications and youth affairs.

1.1.7

50

United Nations Association of Australia

To assist in publicising in Australia the United Nations and its activities.

1.1.7

10

United Nations Youth Association

To enable the Youth Representative to attend the 55th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

1.1.7

10

Australian National Committee on the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia Pacific

To facilitate Australian involvement in the key ‘second track’ regional dialogue mechanism on Asia-Pacific security matters. This makes a substantial contribution to the pursuit of Australia’s goals in regional governmental security processes, in particular the ASEAN Regional Forum, and contributes to a more informed debate among academics and the broader Australian community on foreign policy, security and strategic issues.

1.1.8

40

Cultural Relations Grants Program

To support key foreign and trade policy objectives by funding requests for cultural projects which promote a contemporary and positive image of Australia.

3.1.2

246

Total

3,519

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Table 35. Contributions to international organisations and UN peacekeeping operations

Sub-output

Total ($’000)

International Organisations

Energy Charter Conference Secretariat

1.1.3

221

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

1.1.5

6,246

World Trade Organization

1.1.5

1,892

Pacific Economic Cooperative Committee Central Fund

1.1.6

48

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat

1.1.6

471

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

1.1.7

386

Commonwealth Secretariat

1.1.7

2,914

International Atomic Energy Agency

1.1.7

5,133

International Bureau of Permanent Court of Arbitration

1.1.7

14

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, Rome

1.1.7

93

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

1.1.7

2,478

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

1.1.7

2,681

International Fact Finding Commission

1.1.7

8

International Peace Monitoring Team—Solomon Islands Peacekeeping

1.1.7

2,681

United Nations—Assessed Contribution

1.1.7

29,275

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

1.1.7

9,497

Other United Nations affiliated organisations

1.1.7

536

Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban-Treaty Organization

1.1.8

2,156

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

1.1.8

1,194

Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies

1.1.8

38

Sub-output

Total ($’000)

UN Peacekeeping Operations

UN Angola Verification Mission

1.1.7

182

UN Disengagement Observer Force

1.1.7

836

UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

1.1.7

11,633

UN Interim Force in Lebanon

1.1.7

5,166

UN Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission

1.1.7

463

UN Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina

1.1.7

3,657

UN Mission in the Central African Republic

1.1.7

107

UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

1.1.7

5,545

UN Mission in Sierra Leone

1.1.7

14,313

UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

1.1.7

1,411

UN Observer Mission in Georgia

1.1.7

845

UN Observer Mission in Sierra Leone

1.1.7

2,839

UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

1.1.7

570

UN Transitional Administration in East Timor

1.1.7

15,757

Total

131,286

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