Annual Report 2008-2009

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Appendix 11

Grants and contributions

The table below provides a list of the grants programs administered or managed by the department in 2008–09. Information on grants awarded by the department since 1 January 2009 is available at

In 2008–09, the department made payments totalling $289.9 million consisting of $136.7 million to 29 international organisations and international treaty secretariats, including the United Nations, and $153.4 million to 16 United Nations peacekeeping operations.


Program Brief description of the Program 2008–09
International Relations Grants Grants to advance Australia’s objectives in the areas of international security, trade and economic performance, global cooperation and public diplomacy 4 557
Other Departmental International Relations Grants to advance Australia’s objectives in the areas of international security, trade and economic performance, global cooperation and public diplomacy 3 455
Australia–France Foundation Grants aimed at fostering links between Australian and French institutions and individuals in a broad range of activities 53
Total   8 065

The table below provides a list of contributions to international organisations and peacekeeping operations administered by the department during 2008–09.


International Organisations  
Antarctic Treaty Secretariat 56
APEC Business Advisory Council 55
APEC Secretariat 504
APEC Policy Support Unit^ 3 150
Biological Weapons Convention 18
Bureau of International Expositions 25
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 664
Commonwealth Secretariat 3 184
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization 2 879
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (Ottawa Convention) (figure is rounded) 0
Conventional Weapons Convention 33
Energy Charter Secretariat 247
International Atomic Energy Agency 9 899
International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration 42
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property 131
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 5 033
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 4 282
International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission 9
International Seabed Authority 197
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea 316
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty Organisation 21
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 11 127
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 2 284
Pacific Economic Cooperative Committee 35
United Nations—Assessed Contribution 72 676
United Nations Capital Master Plan 8 620
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 8 253
Wassenaar Arrangement 61
World Trade Organization 2 889
Subtotal International Organisations 136 690


International Peacekeeping Operations  
United Nations Disengagement Observer Force 1 055
United Nations Hybrid Operation in Dafur 31 525
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste 3 456
United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo 3 859
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon 16 746
United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara 935
United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad 10 839
United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea 863
United Nations Mission in Liberia 12 998
United Nations Mission in the Sudan 15 336
United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia 773
United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire 10 130
United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 28 393
United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus 780
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti 14 139
United Nations Support for African Union Mission in Somalia 1 613
Subtotal Peacekeeping Operations 153 440
Total 289 884

1 Contributions to international organisations and United Nations peacekeeping operations are administered under Outcome 1. These figures are provided on an accrual basis consistent with the Financial Statements Note 19. Reporting of payments under the Outcome structure provides consistency with the reporting of these items in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2008–09 and the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2008–09.

^ The reported contributions for the APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU) include only contributions made directly to APEC in support of the Policy Support Unit. The overall cost of the measure includes salary and on-costs for the head of the APEC PSU, a DFAT officer on secondment to APEC as part of the measure. Salary costs for this officer are funded through the Administered measure and are reported as Employee Expenses in the DFAT Administered accounts.

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