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Appendix 11

Grants and contributions

Following is a list of grants administered under the department’s discretionary grants program and a list of contributions to international organisations and peacekeeping operations administered by the department during 2002-03. 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 (for the Cultural Relations Grants Program), through the department’s website.

Table 31. Discretionary grants
Title of grant Brief description/rationale of grant 2002–2003
Budget
($’000)
2002–2003
Actual
($’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 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. 720 722
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. 720 750
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. 840 841
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. 720 720
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 60
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 50
Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific To facilitate Australian involvement in the council and thereby contribute significantly to the pursuit of Australia’s goals in regional governmental security processes, in particular the ASEAN Regional Forum, and to a more informed debate among academics and the broader Australian community on foreign policy, security and strategic issues. 40 40
Cultural Relations Discretionary 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. 302 302
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. 80 74
United Nations Youth Association in New York. To enable the Youth Representative to attend the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly 9 7
Sub-total Discretionary Grants Program 3 541 3 566


Table 32. Contributions to international organisations and peacekeeping operations1
  Total
($’000)
International Organisations
APEC Business Advisory Council 50
APEC Secretariat 379
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 709
Commonwealth Secretariat 3 093
Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organisation 2 160
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons 37
Energy Charter Conference Secretariat 240
International Bureau of Permanent Court of Arbitration 18
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property 188
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 3 150
International Seabed Authority 167
International Tribunal for Law of the Sea 223
International Tribunal for Rwanda 2 591
OECD—Contribution 13 890
OECD—International Energy Agency 620
OECD—Nuclear Energy Agency 295
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 1 883
Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee Central Fund 37
UN Capital Master Plan 680
UN—Assessed Contribution 45 312
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation 9 668
World Trade Organization 2 177
Sub–total International Organisations 87 567
International Peacekeeping Operations
UN Disengagement Observer Force 1 150
UN Force in Cyprus 638
UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo 6 566
UN Interim Force in Lebanon 2 150
UN Iraq–Kuwait Observation Mission 411
UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara 1 202
UN Mission In Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 724
UN Mission of Support in East Timor 3 923
UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea 5 673
UN Mission in Sierra Leone 13 797
UN Observer Mission in Georgia 715
UN Organisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo 16 517
UN Transitional Administration in East Timor 5 086
Sub–total Peacekeeping Operations 59 552
Total 147 118
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 2002–03 and the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2002–2003.

 

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