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Records of the Australian Council for International Development, 1960-2003 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1746756
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Australian Council for International Development
 
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Description [1960-2003] 
37.95 m. (251 boxes) + 1 fol. box. 
Summary

The records in MS 9347 include historical material on the founding of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid, correspondence, minutes, reports, chronological files of board meetings, education campaigns, files on particular countries and members organisations, seminar and conference papers and membership files. There are also records relating to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) and the International Disaster Emergency Committee (IDEC) (198 boxes, 1 fol. box).

The Acc10.179 instalment comprises corporate records, minutes, submissions, correspondence, conference papers, resources and education campaigns, membership files and reports, as well as records relating to the creation and administration of the Code of conduct. The records also cover the Council's research into and reports on aid programs and non-governmental organisation activity in Indonesia, West Papua, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Burma, Cambodia, the Philippines, Africa, the Middle East and smaller holdings for several other countries and regions (53 boxes).

Biography/History

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is an independent association of Australian non-government organisations working in the field of international aid and development. Its aims are to promote conditions of sustainable human development, promote human rights and eradicate poverty. ACFID developed and administers a Code of conduct designed to commit members to high standards of integrity and accountability. ACFID was formerly ACFOA (Australian Council for Overseas Aid).

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Manuscript reference no.: MS 9347, MS Acc10.179.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/9347.html 
Subjects Australian Council for International Development -- Archives.  |  Non-governmental organizations -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Economic assistance, Australian -- Developing countries.  |  Sustainable development -- International cooperation.  |  Poverty -- Developing countries.  |  Emergency management -- International cooperation.  |  International relief -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1960-2003 

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