Department of State, Executive (81 - 85 of 85 items)
Financial Management in the United Nations System
109832: Jun 27, 1979
There is a need for improvement in the financial management of the United Nations (U.N.) system, and the Department of State should improve its management over United States participation in international organizations. The U.N. system should be restructured to make it more capable of dealing with problems of international economic cooperation and development; a committee is now working on major p...
The United States Should Play a Greater Role in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ID-77-13: Published: May 16, 1977. Publicly Released: May 16, 1977.
Progress has been made in implementing GAO's 1969 recommendations to the Departments of State and Agriculture, which are primarily responsible for administering U.S. participation in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), but more specific improvements are needed.The 1976 statement of U.S. objectives is broad, and neither identifies U.S. interests in terms of priorities nor relates U.S. goal...
U.S. Participation in International Organizations
100582: Mar 16, 1977
Overall, the United States provides more funds to international organizations than any other country. GAO provides information to Congress on the activities of these organizations and U.S. participation in them. The Department of State needs to strengthen its Bureau of International Affairs by acquiring adequate staff and providing for greater continuity of tenure. The executive branch needs to es...
The Seizure of The Mayaguez: A Case Study of Crisis Management
B-133001: Published: May 11, 1976. Publicly Released: May 11, 1976.
On May 12, 1975, the U.S. merchant vessel Mayaguez was seized by Cambodian naval forces. During the next three days, the United States undertook a variety of diplomatic and military actions in an effort to secure the release of the ship and its 40 crew members. GAO's investigation of the incident concerned primarily the processes and procedures for handling the crisis. GAO attempted to find out wh...
Progress and Problems in U.S. Aid to the Economic Unification of Central America
B-169350: Published: Aug 13, 1970. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1970.
Since about 1950 Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have been working toward economic unification. Objectives are to eliminate barriers to free trade, to develop common external tariffs, and to balance industrial development, including a free flow of capital and labor among the five countries. From July 1961 through the beginning of 1970, the Agency for International Devel...