Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Australian Committee For UNICEF Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Emergency and relief
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Other health service delivery
International activities undertaken
Transferring funds or goods overseas
Description of charity's activities and outcomes Australia works directly to relieve poverty with a specific focus on improving the welfare and rights of children. In 2015, 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. In 2016, we successfully gained accreditation with the Australian Government, a recognition of our capacity and accountability in managing Australian Government funding. We continued to receive generous support from the Australian community for UNICEF's response to multiple humanitarian emergencies.UNICEF Australia raised funds to support the global programs, to ensure that UNICEF can respond rapidly to complex humanitarian crisis where ever they occur in the world.We directly funded programs in our regionand beyond, focusing on every childs right tohealth, nutrition, education and child protection.In the Solomon Islands, our early childhooddevelopment programs are helping childrenunder the age of 5 get the best start inlife, while in Kiribati, UNICEF is supportingthe introduction of a rotavirus vaccine forall newborns when they reach six weeks.In Cambodia, screening and treatment formalnutrition is resulting in clear improvements,and important child protection interventionsare keeping children in families and preventingunnecessary institutionalisation.In 2016, children continued to bear the bruntof conflict, natural disasters and prolongeddroughts, and UNICEF staff on the groundprovided lifesaving assistance. Our emergencyresponse in Syria is helping vaccinate 3.5million children against polio. In the aftermathof cyclone Winston in Fiji, UNICEF delivereddrinking water to 11,617 people. And inEthiopia, where El Niño drought has continuedto wreak havoc on children and families,UNICEF supported the roll out mobile healthand nutrition teams providing communities inneed with access to immunisation, antenatalcare and nutrition screening and treatment.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • BGD
    • KHM
    • ETH
    • IND
    • IDN
    • LAO
    • MWI
    • MMR
    • NPL
    • PNG
    • SLE
    • SLB
    • ZAF
    • SSD
    • ZWE
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Overseas communities or charities

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 45
  • Part time employees: 14
  • Casual employees: 32
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 20

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from government including grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Interest expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
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