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Appendix 12
Grants and contributions

Following is a list of discretionary grants and a list of contributions to international organisations and UN peacekeeping operations administered by the department during 2001-02. 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.

Table 32. Discretionary grants [Note 1]

Title of grant Brief description/rationale of grant 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. 720
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. 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. 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. 720
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. 900
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation Research Program 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. 108
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. 50
United Nations Association of Australia To assist in publicising in Australia the United Nations and its activities. 8
United Nations Youth Association To enable the Youth Representative to attend the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. 11
United Nations Youth Association Fourth World Youth Forum To enable the Youth Representative to attend the Fourth World Youth Forum of the United Nations System in Senegal 5
Australian National Committee on the Council for Security 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. 30
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. 207
Total   3 539

1. Payments under the discretionary grants program are administered under Outcome 3. Reporting of payments under the outcome structure provides consistency with the reporting of discretionary grants in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2001-02 and the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2001-2002.

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Table 33. Contributions to international organisations and UN peacekeeping operations [Note 1]

  Total($'000)
International Organisations
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat 476
Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization 2 529
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 193
Commonwealth Secretariat 3 028
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons 37
Energy Charter Conference Secretariat 228
International Atomic Energy Agency 6 095
International Bureau of Permanent Court of Arbitration 16
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 2 776
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 3 412
International Fact Finding Commission 11
International Peace Monitoring Team-Helicopter Support 1 817
International Peace Monitoring Team-Solomon Islands Peacekeeping 2 596
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development 119
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 1 645
Other United Nations affiliated organisations 567
Pacific Economic Cooperative Committee Central Fund 44
United Nations-Assessed Contribution 35 020
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 10 040
Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies 35
World Trade Organization 1 995
Sub-total International Organisations 72 679
UN Peacekeeping Operations
UN Disengagement Observer Force 969
UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo 10 505
UN Interim Force in Lebanon 4 630
UN Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission 500
UN Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 584
UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea 6 347
UN Mission in Sierra Leone 21 047
UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara 1 152
UN Observer Mission in Georgia 657
UN Organisation Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo 16 879
UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus 647
UN Transitional Administration in East Timor 10 523
Sub-total UN Peacekeeping Operations 77 440
Total 150 119

1. Contributions to international organisations and UN peacekeeping operations are administered under Outcome 1. Reporting of payments under the outcome structure provides consistency with the reporting of these items in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2001-02 and the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2001-2002.

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