Financial Contributions

The Government of Switzerland provided the premises and logistical support to the Secretariat of the Commission. It also granted diplomatic privileges and immunities to the members of the Commision and the Secretariat. In addition, the following Governments made financial contributions: Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Japan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Sweden, Tunisia, USA as well as the European Economic Community. The Governments of Austria, Japan, Jordan, Sweden and Tunisia also contributed to the costs of the plenary meetings of the Commission held in those countries.

The following non-governmental organisations also made financial contributions CEBEMO (Holland), Japan Shipbuilding Foundation (Japan), Oxfam (UK), Radda Barnen (Sweden) and Soka Gakkai (Japan).

Approximately half the expenses of the Commission were covered through contributions from private sources. Contributions were made by the following: Prince Talal bin abdul Aziz Al Saud, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Prince Karim Aga Khan, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Crown Prince Hassan bin Talal, Zia Rizvi and Abbas Gokal.

The accounts of the Commission were audited by Klynveld Main Goerdeler International (KMG, a member of the Chambre Suisse des societes fiduciaires et des experts-comptables).