Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Australian Committee For UNICEF Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 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 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 2015, 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 recovery work in the wake of the Nepal Earthquake, Cyclone Pam in the Pacific, our ongoing response to the Syrian migrant crisis and other emergency responses around the world.The Syrian Conflict in all its complexity continues to be the most significant humanitarian crisis impacting the worldtoday, with grave protection and human rights violations occurring daily. Relentless conflict and violence has forced families from their homes and destroyed livelihoods. More than 4 million people have already fled the country,seeking refuge in neighbouring countries including Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. A further 6.5 millionpeople are internally displaced. The refugee crisis puts further children at risk. While many are travelling with theirfamilies, many children are on their own, and are vulnerable to trafficking, abuse and exploitation. UNICEF is engagingwith EU Member States, UN agency partners and organisations to ensure that programs and policies responding to this ongoing crisis put the rights and needs of all children first.UNICEF continues to educate and advocate on and for the rights of children in Australia. UNICEF Australia led sector coordination to advocate for the removal of children from immigration detention and introduce pathways to regional cooperation to put the needs of asylum seeking children at the forefront of political and policy decisions. December 2015 marked 25 years of Australias ratification of the CRC (Convention on the Rights of the Child). UNICEF Australia plays a pivotal role in monitoring the Australian Governments record on child rights through its role as co-chair of the Australian Child Rights Taskforce.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 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 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 42
  • Part time employees: 11
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 17
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • BGD
    • BFA
    • KHM
    • ETH
    • IDN
    • JOR
    • KIR
    • LAO
    • MWI
    • MMR
    • NPL
    • SLE
    • SLB
    • SSD
    • SYR
    • VUT
    • 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 2015 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
  • 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 2015 reporting period
1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2015 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
Government grants
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income
Total gross income
Employee 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

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
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities

Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate