Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Global Dialogue Foundation Australia Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Culture and arts
  • Economic, social and community development
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
During the 2016-17 period, GDF expanded the internationalisation of the Unity in Diversity project. Details below.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
A new team was established in Kenya, (with partner World Radiance International), to further the mission. Hundreds of community members have gathered and countless meetings held. The concept of Unity in Diversity has been introduced and is now developing across at least two counties. The team has received overwhelming support, in particular from the Kajiado county local Government, including the use of facilities as a neutral venue for meetings among representatives of various groups. Although its still early days, Unity in Diversity is being celebrated by the team in Kenya as a real solution for contributing to preventing inter-tribal violence and building peaceful coexistence. Were mirroring the work done several years ago with the City of Whittlesea. August 2016- a follow up meeting (Skype) held with the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and members of the Unity in Diversity leadership team. A detailed presentation paper followed with specifics for expanding the program globally.November 2016- a panel workshop held in India to celebrate the UN International Tolerance Day, bringing eminent speakers and various community groups together towards strengthening inclusive society building efforts. April 2017- Follow up events presented on Unity in Diversity Campuses and Unity in Diversity Companies. Campuses: 80 students, 10 professors representing 8 colleges + a dozen facilitators explored and developed tools for building Unity in Diversity programs in educational institutions. The primary goal; to support students regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds, to feel theyre an equal part of the institution. But also, to develop a momentum that will expand across India and potentially around the world. This workshop was a follow up to the 2016 Unity in Diversity - World Civil Society India launch, in which 22 educational institutions agreed to work together in the mission. Companies: On the following day, 60 corporate leaders gathered to discuss and develop interventions that will promote Unity in Diversity and build intercultural inclusive workplaces. The key goal being that all employees feel equally part of the enterprise, regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds. The workshop was attended by senior representatives from various groups, including TATAs, Yes Bank, Colliers Intl, Kotak, HSBC, DCW, etc. The NGO sector, also Professionals, Doctors, Lawyers were the other groups along with representatives from various religions and media. The workshop was facilitated by an international business and management consultant. 7 seperate groups workshopped their ideas and presented their proposed interventions to the wider group. The presentations were documented and shared among all participants, who took on the responsibility to bring back to their workplaces, new initiatives to foster stronger working environments by building Unity in Diversity in their organisations.
Main beneficiary
Overseas communities or charities
Other beneficiaries
General community within Australia
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Victoria
  • Other Countries
    • AUT
    • AZE
    • BGR
    • CMR
    • FJI
    • FRA
    • IND
    • MKD
    • MEX
    • NGA
    • PAK
    • ROM
    • RUS
    • SRB
    • CHE
    • UGA
    • GBR
    • USA
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 60

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Accounting method used in the 2017 reporting period

Income Statement summary

Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
Other revenue/receipts
Total revenue/receipts
Other income (for example, gains)
Total income/receipts
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
Other expenses/payments
Total expenses/payments
Net surplus/(deficit)

Balance Sheet Extract

Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilites

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?