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Appendix 11

Grants and contributions

Following is a list of grants administered under the department's discretionary grants program, the International Relations Grants Program, and a list of contributions to international organisations and peacekeeping operations administered by the department during 2003–04.

Table 30. International Relations Grants Program
Title of grant Brief description/rationale of grant 2003–2004 Budget ($'000) 2003–2004 Actual ($'000)
Australia–China Council To foster people-to-people relations between Australia and China; to promote a greater awareness in China of Australia as a technologically sophisticated, multicultural, open and liberal society; to build a greater awareness of China in Australia, with particular emphasis on customs, cultural and ethical values, business priorities and contemporary issues. 725 725
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. 727 727
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. 785 785
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. 725 725
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. 65 65
Australian National Commission for UNESCO To assist the National Commission in its activities and meetings; to advise the Minister for 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. 75 74
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. 90 90
Cultural Relations Grants Programme To support key foreign and trade policy objectives by funding requests for cultural projects which promote a contemporary and positive image of Australia. 342 340
United Nations Youth Association To enable the Youth Representative to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York. 7 7
Total 3 541 3 538

Table 31. Contributions to international organisations and peacekeeping operations
  Total ($'000)
International Organisations
APEC Business Advisory Council 43
APEC Secretariat 287
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 454
Commonwealth Secretariat 2 372
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization 2 034
Energy Charter Conference Secretariat 222
G8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction 9 867
International Atomic Energy Agency 6 188
International Bureau of Permanent Court of Arbitration 24
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property 91
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 3 232
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 2 321
International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission 15
International Seabed Authority 119
International Tribunal for Law of the Sea 173
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 7 703
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 1 801
United Nations—Assessed Contribution 29 855
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 6 525
Wassenaar Arrangement 74
World Trade Organization 1 912
Subtotal International Organisations 75 312
International Peacekeeping Operations
UN Disengagement Observer Force 838
UN Force in Cyprus 415
UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo 5 285
UN Interim Force in Lebanon 1 493
UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara 614
UN Mission of Support in East Timor 4 149
UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea 3 684
UN Mission in Sierra Leone 9 338
UN Observer Mission in Georgia 605
UN Observer Mission in Liberia 8 916
UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 10 211
Subtotal Peacekeeping Operations 45 548
Total 120 860

* 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 2003–04 and the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2003–04.

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