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Asia pacific aircraft storage. Nortgern australia investment forum. Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries.[1] Fifty-three Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes;[2] seventy-eight have won Pulitzer Prizes.[2] The program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. The Fulbright Program provides 8,000 grants annually to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university lecturing, and classroom teaching.

As of 2013, more than 325,400 persons—122,800 from the United States and 202,600 from other countries—have participated in the program since it began. The Fulbright Program is managed by the Institute of International Education and operates in over 155 countries around the world.[3] In each of 50 countries, a bi-national Fulbright Commission administers and oversees the Fulbright Program. The U.S. History[edit] In 1945, Senator J. Program[edit] The Hubert H. J. David Cameron: Fifa scandal must prompt corruption purge - BBC News. Prime Minister David Cameron is urging a global crackdown on the "cancer" of corruption in the wake of Fifa bribery allegations. He will use the G7 summit in Germany to call for an international effort to clean up governments and business.

And he will condemn the international "taboo" on pointing the finger at corrupt institutions. Fourteen people have been charged by the US over alleged corruption at world football's governing body. The US justice department alleges that the 14 accepted bribes and kickbacks estimated at more than $150m (£97m) over a 24-year period. Breaking taboos British officials said David Cameron would speak of a "cancer of corruption that poisons and stifles" the progress the G7 hopes to make on development and growth, and that the kind of scrutiny being applied to Fifa should not be restricted to the footballing body. He is not, however, expected to name organisations and businesses that he would like to see put under the spotlight. Cost of corruption UN development.

Emergency earthquake response teams australia. Australian nepalese nurses. Surveillance Australia. Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd is an Australian aviation company. It is a subsidiary of National Jet Systems, which is ultimately owned by Cobham plc. It is primarily engaged in servicing the Australian Customs Service Coastwatch contract, flying surveillance patrols within the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (AEEZ), but it also operates an aircraft for Tenix LADS. Operations[edit] Surveillance Australia Dash 8 (2005). The aircraft fly over 20,000 hours a year of surveillance flying in the AEEZ, searching for illegal fishing vessels, people smugglers, drug importation, immigration and quarantine breaches, and also regularly assist in search and rescue operations.

Surveillance Australia has played major roles in several border protection operations, directly contributing to over 200 foreign fishing vessels being apprehended and destroyed for illegally fishing for shark fin, reef fish and dolphins in Australian waters each year.[1] Fleet and Bases[edit] Fleet[edit] See also[edit] ABC launches web portal in China called Australia Plus | Media. The ABC has partnered with a Chinese media company to open a web portal for Australian content in that country, becoming the first mainstream media organisation to launch a registered web portal in China. The managing director of the ABC, Mark Scott, and its chairman, Jim Spigelman, opened the portal in China on Wednesday and were congratulated by Tony Abbott for strengthening Australia’s ties with China.

Abbott said: “The launch tonight is a testament to the high degree of respect for Australia and for the ABC within China.” It comes almost a year after the Coalition withdrew the ABC’s funding for the Australia Network, forcing the ABC to close the international broadcaster and make 80 staff redundant. While the portal – a partnership with Shanghai Media Group – will not replace the Australia Network, it does go some way to restoring the soft diplomacy referred to by Scott as a powerful reason to keep it going. Parliament of the World's Religions. Chicago Meeting, 1893 There have been several meetings referred to as a Parliament of the World's Religions, the first being the World's Parliament of Religions of 1893, which was an attempt to create a global dialogue of faiths.

The event was celebrated by another conference on its centenary in 1993. This led to a new series of conferences under the official title "Parliament of the World's Religions". 1893 Parliament[edit] In 1893, the city of Chicago hosted the World Columbian Exposition, an early world's fair. So many people were coming to Chicago from all over the world that many smaller conferences, called Congresses and Parliaments, were scheduled to take advantage of this unprecedented gathering. The 1893 Parliament, which ran from 11 to 27 September, had marked the first formal gathering of representatives of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Islam was represented by Mohammed Alexander Russell Webb an Anglo-American convert to Islam. 1930s[edit] 1993 Parliament[edit]

Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service. Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service (HMDS) is the diplomatic service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, dealing with foreign affairs, as opposed to the Home Civil Service, which deals with domestic affairs. Its approximate 16,000 employees work for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London as well as 240 posts (embassies and other offices) around the world, alongside locally employed staff and members of other government departments. The Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is also the Head of the Diplomatic Service. The Foreign Service, which originally provided civil servants to staff the Foreign Office, was once a separate service, but it amalgamated with the Diplomatic Service in 1918.

The Diplomatic Service also absorbed the Colonial Service in the late 1960s. See also[edit] Further reading[edit] About the Civil Service Sir Peter Ricketts References[edit] United States Foreign Service. The flag of a U.S. Foreign Service officer. The United States Foreign Service is a component of the United States federal government under the aegis of the United States Department of State. It consists of approximately 15,000 professionals[1] carrying out the foreign policy of the United States and aiding U.S. citizens abroad.[2][3] Created in 1924 by the Rogers Act, the Foreign Service combined all consular and diplomatic services of the U.S. government into one administrative unit. In addition to the unit's function, the Rogers Act defined a personnel system under which the United States Secretary of State is authorized to assign diplomats abroad.

Members of the Foreign Service are selected through a series of written and oral examinations. Historical background[edit] On September 15, 1789, the 1st United States Congress passed an Act creating the Department of State and appointing duties to it, including the keeping of the Great Seal of the United States. Rogers Act[edit] European External Action Service. The European External Action Service (EEAS or EAS) is a European Union (EU) department[1] that was established following the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon on 1 December 2009.

It was formally launched on 1 December 2010[2] and serves as a foreign ministry and diplomatic corps for the EU, implementing the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and other areas of the EU's external representation. The EEAS is under the authority of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR), a post also created by the Treaty of Lisbon, whom it assists. The EEAS manages the EU's response to crises, has intelligence capabilities and cooperates with the Commission in areas which it shares competence with. However, although the High Representative and the EEAS can propose and implement policy, it will not make it as that role is left to the Foreign Affairs Council which the High Representative chairs.[1][3] History[edit] Organisation[edit] Departments transferred[edit] 'Grave concerns' over Australia asylum centre - top rights official. Prisoners Abroad - Home - Caring for Britons held overseas. Australia network. Goethe-Institut.

Goethe Institut Kuala Lumpur Goethe-Institut, Prague Goethe Institut Oslo Library of the Goethe-Institut Philippines The Goethe-Institut (GI) (German: [ˈɡøːtə ɪnstiˈtuːt]; English: Goethe Institute) is a non-profit German cultural association operational worldwide with 159 institutes, promoting the study of the German language abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange and relations.

The Goethe-Institut fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on German culture, society and politics. This includes the exchange of films, music, theatre, and literature. Goethe cultural societies, reading rooms, and exam and language centers have played a role in the cultural and educational policies of Germany for more than 60 years.[1] It is named after German polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Partners of the institute and its centers are public and private cultural institutions, the federal states, local authorities and the world of commerce. History[edit] Organization[edit] Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia) The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (also called DFAT) is a department of the Government of Australia charged with the responsibility of advancing the interests of Australia and its citizens internationally. It manages the government's foreign relations and trade policies. The department is headquartered in the R.

G. Casey building in the Canberra suburb of Barton, near Parliament House. Until the Second World War, Australia's status as a dominion of the British Empire in the then British Commonwealth meant its foreign relations were mostly defined by the United Kingdom. In 2005, DFAT became embroiled in the Oil-for-Food Programme scandal after it was revealed it had approved the Australian Wheat Board's (AWB) request allowing it to pay 'trucking charges' to Alia, a Jordanian trucking company with no actual involvement in the trucking of Australian wheat within Iraq.

The department has six key goals, as stated on its website:[7] Coordinates: News - World. Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service. United Nations Mission in East Timor. The United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET) was established by Security Council Resolution 1246 on 11 June 1999 for a period up to 31 August 1999.[1] By Security Council Resolution 1257 of 3 August UNAMET was extended to 30 September 1999.[2] Mandate[edit] To organize and conduct a popular consultation on the basis of a direct, secret and universal ballot, in order to ascertain whether the East Timorese people accept the proposed constitutional framework providing for a special autonomy for East Timor within the unitary Republic of Indonesia or reject the proposed special autonomy for East Timor, leading to East Timor’s separation from Indonesia, in accordance with the General Agreement and to enable the Secretary-General to discharge his responsibility under paragraph 3 of the Security Agreement.

Staff[edit] International Staff: current deployment = 210 (full deployment = 242) Civilian Police: current deployment = 271 (fully deployed) Television mini series[edit] Further reading[edit] United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor. The United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) provided an interim civil administration and a peacekeeping mission in the territory of East Timor, from its establishment on October 25, 1999,[1] until its independence on May 20, 2002, following the outcome of the East Timor Special Autonomy Referendum.

A coalition of nations sent troops to support the peace keeping mission. The forces were led by Australia, which provided the largest contingent and the out of theatre base for operations, supported by New Zealand, who sent the second largest contingent, and took responsibility for the more volatile southern half of the main border, France, whose special forces joined the ANZACs on the first day, as well as contingents from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Fiji, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Initial administrative structures[edit] First Transitional Administration[edit] Category:Foreign relations of Australia. Young Artists Shine At Hong Kong’s Asia Contemporary Art Show : NewsStandOnline.Net (9-October-2013): With artwork sprawled on queen-sized beds, hung in front of television sets and even placed on toilet counters, Hong Kong’s Asia Contemporary Art Show has an unusual take on what constitutes an art gallery.

Hosted in a luxury hotel, the bi-annual fair caters for emerging artists hoping to break into global markets and the unorthodox venue is an attempt to reduce costs in a city fast becoming known as an international arts hub but where sky-high rents pose a challenge for artists and galleries. Thousands attended the four-day show, which emphasizes young and mid-career artists and is the city’s second-largest art fair after the Hong Kong edition of the prestigious Art Basel. Collectors moved from room to room inside the five-star JW Marriott hotel where more than 70 galleries showcased paintings, sculptures and photography from around the Asia region and the world.

“In Hong Kong, a lot of people come and see the artworks. In an unusual take on what constitutes an art gallery, artists shine at Hong Kong contemporary art show. You are here: Home / In an unusual take on what constitutes an art gallery, artists shine at Hong Kong contemporary art show HONG KONG (AFP).- With artwork sprawled on queen-sized beds, hung in front of television sets and even placed on toilet counters, Hong Kong’s Asia Contemporary Art Show has an unusual take on what constitutes an art gallery.

Hosted in a luxury hotel, the bi-annual fair caters for emerging artists hoping to break into global markets and the unorthodox venue is an attempt to reduce costs in a city fast becoming known as an international arts hub but where sky-high rents pose a challenge for artists and galleries. Thousands attended the four-day show, which emphasises young and mid-career artists and is the city’s second-largest art fair after the Hong Kong edition of the prestigious Art Basel. An artwork displayed on the door of a hotel room at the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong. “In Hong Kong, a lot of people come and see the artworks.

Peace at last for souls lost in war. Historians Derrill de Heer (left) and Bob Hall. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen THEY are called wandering souls, and there are 3906 of them, mourned by families who don't know where they are buried. Until they know, they believe the spirits of the dead will wander in torment. But Australians know, because they killed the 3906 and logged where they buried them in fields, jungles and rubber plantations. The dead were soldiers in the North Vietnamese Army or Vietcong. They are a fraction of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese still listed as missing in action - MIA - from a war that ended in 1975. When the war was over, six Australians were still missing. Historian Derrill de Heer in Vietnam with South Vietnamese soldiers in Hoi My village in 1970. Two weeks ago, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd was in Ho Chi Minh City, where he thanked Vietnamese authorities for helping find the lost Australians.

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