Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Australian Committee For UNICEF Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
International activities
General activities
  • Civic and advocacy activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Emergency and relief
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
UNICEF Australia works directly to relieve poverty with a specific focus on improving the welfare and rights of children. In 2014, UNICEF Australia mobilised funds to assist this core work; providing improved child protection systems, advancing basic education, promoting child survival and development, targeting HIV and responding to humanitarian crises. Leveraging the support of our private and corporate donors, UNICEF Australia also directly supported programs across the Pacific, in Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. The focus areas of our directly supported programs are child protection, education and nutrition, reaching children in the bottom quintile, where poverty is most extreme.We continued to receive generous support from the Australian community for UNICEF's ongoing emergency response work in South Sudan, Syria and containing the Ebola Virus Epidemic in West Africa. UNICEF's goals throughout the Ebola Outbreak were to prepare communities and neighbouring countries for outbreaks and improve primary health care and other social systems to curb or stop the rate of Ebola infection. Fours years of unrelenting conflict in Syria have had a devastating impact on millions of children. An estimated 3 million children are displaced, 1 million children are out of school, and another million are at risk of dropping out due to insecurity. UNICEF's work in Syria and the neighbouring refugee communities continues despite a massive pull on resources. It focuses on primary health care, the prevention of disease and the provision of safe clean water for drinking and hygiene purposes. UNICEF is supporting children who have been exposed to ongoing and extreme violence and child rights abuses and is investing in returning children to school after many months, even years, without access to education. .UNICEF continues to educate and advocate on and for the rights of children in Australia. UNICEF Australia led sector co-ordination to advocate for the removal of children from immigration detention and introduce pathways to regional co-operation to put the needs of asylum-seeking children at the forefront of political and policy decisions. Our Youth Ambassador program continues to represent and advocate for Australia's children and young people.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • Communities overseas
  • All ages
  • People with disabilities
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Victims of disaster

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 37
  • Part time employees: 14
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 11TO50
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • GIN
    • IND
    • IDN
    • JOR
    • KIR
    • LAO
    • LBR
    • MWI
    • MMR
    • PSE
    • PNG
    • PHL
    • SLE
    • SLB
    • SOM
    • SDN
    • SYR
    • VNM
    • ZMB
    • ZWE

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2014 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C All other revenue
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
E Other income
F Total gross income (d+e)
G Employee expenses
H Interest
I Grants and donations made for use in Australia
J Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
K All other expenses
L Total expenses (g+h+i+j+k)
M Net surplus/deficit (l-f)

Balance Sheet extract

N Total current assets
O Non-current loans
P Other non-current assets
Q Total non-current assets (o+p)
R Total assets (n+q)
S Total current liabilities
T Non-current loans
U Other non-current liabilities
V Total non-current liabilities (t+u)
W Total liabilities (s+v)
X Net assets/liabilities (r-w)