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DFAT Annual Report 1998-99






Appendix 10: Grants and Contributions

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

Table 94 Discretionary Grants

Title of grant

Brief description/rationale of grant

Sub-program

Total
($ ‘000)

Australian National University – Australia–Japan Research Centre

To provide expert analysis of economic, political and social issues central to Australia–Japan relations and Australian interests in the Asia-Pacific region

1.1

100

Australia–China Council

To foster people-to-people relations between Australia and China; to promote greater awareness and understanding of Australia in China as a technologically sophisticated, multicultural, open and liberal society oriented towards Asia; and to promote a greater awareness of contemporary China in Australia

1.1

636

Australia–Korea Foundation

To broaden and deepen the Australia–Korea relationship through the promotion and support of policy-oriented discussions, interpersonal exchanges and institutional linkages—its recurring programs and grants include commerce, science and technology, education, the arts, media and sport

1.1

720

Indian Ocean 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 Rim Association for Regional Cooperation—the centre is Australia’s national focal point for IOR-ARC

1.2

110

Australia–India Council

To initiate and support projects and activities to enhance mutual awareness and cooperation between Australia and India, and to promote Australian interests in India

1.2

750

Australia–Indonesia Institute

To enhance relations between Australia and Indonesia by promoting—in both Australia and Indonesia—a greater understanding of each other’s country and culture, to strengthen institutional links, and to enlarge areas of contact between the two countries

1.2

900

Melbourne Business School

Partial funding for Chair and Centre for the Practice of International Trade

1.5

115

Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee Central Fund

Contribution to Australia’s membership of PECC. To encourage economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific

1.6

37

United Nations Association of Australia

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

1.7

10

Australian National Commission UNESCO Grants

To assist the National Commission to meet twice a year to report to ministers on UNESCO and to carry out small national/international projects

1.7

50

United Nations Youth Association of Australia

To fund the participation of two Australian youth representatives in the Third Session of the World Youth Forum of the United Nations System in Braga, Portugal
(2 to 7 August 1998)

1.7

3

Council for Security and Cooperation in the
Asia-Pacific

To assist the Australian branch of this region-wide academic mechanism to undertake research on regional security issues of interest to the department, and, through its publications and seminars, to contribute to more informed debate among the academic and broader community in Australia on foreign policy and strategic issues

1.7

20

Cultural Relations Grants Program

To fund requests from ministers, the department and overseas posts for specific priority projects in the field of international cultural relations

1.9

145

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, and by sponsoring a small program of visits by foreign dignitaries

1.9

50

Total

   

3 646

*Responsibility for matters relating to the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation passed to Sub-program 1.6 in April 1999, although the grant was expended while under Sub-program 1.2.

Table 95 Contributions to International Organisations and
Peacekeeping Operations

 

Sub-program

Total
($ ‘000)

International Organisations

Contributions to the Energy Charter Conference Secretariat

1.3

173

International Fund for Ireland

1.3

1 500

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

1.5

5 337

Contribution to the World Trade Organization

1.5

1 851

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat

1.6

360

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

1.7

336

Commonwealth Secretariat

1.7

2 715

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

1.7

8 203

International Atomic Energy Agency

1.7

4 650

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

1.7

72

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

1.7

2 113

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

1.7

1 437

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

1.7

1 152

Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

1.7

1 530

United Nations

1.7

24 545

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

1.7

8 644

Other United Nations affiliated organisations

1.7

210

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

1.7

30

Contribution to the International Fact Finding Commission

1.8

6

International Bureau of Permanent Court of Arbitration

1.8

13

International Peacekeeping Operations

UN Angola Verification Mission

1.7

2 224

UN Disengagement Observer Force

1.7

360

UN Interim Force in Lebanon

1.7

1 569

UN Iraq–Kuwait Observer Mission

1.7

444

UN Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina

1.7

2 458

UN Mission in the Central African Republic

1.7

1 166

UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

1.7

840

UN Observer Mission in Georgia

1.7

203

UN Observer Mission in Tajikistan

1.7

437

UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

1.7

2 574

UN Preventive Deployment Force

1.7

796

UN Support Mission in Haiti

1.7

803

UN Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium

1.7

391

UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia

1.7

278

Total

79 420


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