International organizations (71 - 80 of 91 items)
United Nations: How Assessed Contributions for Peacekeeping Operations Are Calculated
NSIAD-94-206: Published: Aug 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the United Nations (UN) calculates member countries' assessed contributions for peacekeeping operations, focusing on whether current calculation methods need to be modified.GAO found that: (1) the special assessment scale used to calculate member countries' contributions for UN peacekeeping operations is based on the countries' a...
Humanitarian Intervention: Effectiveness of U.N. Operations in Bosnia
NSIAD-94-156BR: Published: Apr 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) allegations that the United Nations (U.N.) withheld humanitarian assistance to pressure the Bosnian Muslims into an unfavorable peace settlement and that U.S. officials had knowledge of this tactic; (2) the effectiveness of U.N. operations in Bosnia; and (3) factors affecting U.N. performance, with a view towards lessons learned.GAO found that...
Promoting Democracy: Foreign Affairs and Defense Agencies Funds and Activities--1991 to 1993
NSIAD-94-83: Published: Jan 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. government funded programs aimed at democratic development for fiscal years 1991 through 1993 for the Agency for International Development, the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the U.S. Information Agency. GAO also identified legislation authorizing U.S. assistance for democratic develop...
U.N. Peacekeeping: Lessons Learned in Managing Recent Missions
NSIAD-94-9: Published: Dec 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) and the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM), focusing on: (1) problems with implementing peacekeeping operations; and (2) the importance of peacekeeping mandates and a solid political framework for peace.GAO found that: (1) the Comprehensive Political Settlement, signed by four...
U.N. Peacekeeping: Observations on Mandates and Operational Capability
T-NSIAD-93-15: Published: Jun 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1993.
GAO discussed the United Nations' (U.N.) peacekeeping missions, focusing on: (1) mandates for peacekeeping; (2) U.N. limitations to undertake and support peacekeeping missions; and (3) the status of field command and coordination. GAO noted that: (1) peacekeeping mandates must be operationally and politically feasible to be successful; (2) the Cambodian mandate is ambiguous as to how far the U.N....
United Nations: U.S. Participation in Peacekeeping Operations
NSIAD-92-247: Published: Sep 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's management of U.S. interests in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations, focusing on the: (1) processes for establishing, financing, and implementing UN peacekeeping missions; (2) effectiveness of State's oversight of U.S. interests in these operations; and (3) Department of Defense's (DOD) role in supporting UN peacek...
Refugees: Living Conditions Are Marginal
NSIAD-91-258: Published: Sep 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) organizations delivering assistance to refugees around the world; and (2) living conditions of those refugees.GAO found that: (1) United Nations agencies, host governments, and many voluntary or nongovernmental organizations all played complementary roles in providing care and assistance to refugees; (2) except for isolated...
Cambodia: AID's Management of Humanitarian Assistance Programs
NSIAD-91-260: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. humanitarian assistance in areas of Cambodia controlled by the Phnom Penh government and in areas controlled by the Cambodian noncommunist resistance, focusing on whether the Agency for International Development (AID) can provide reasonable assurance that assistance to the resistance groups and others is being used efficiently and effectively...
Refugee Assistance: U.S. Contributions for the 1980s
NSIAD-91-137: Published: Mar 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. contributions for the care and relief of refugees between 1980 and 1989, focusing on: (1) overall U.S. refugee-related expenditures; (2) U.S. contributions to international relief organizations for the care of refugees living overseas; and (3) the geographic distribution of U.S. refugee assistance overseas.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal years...
Refugees: Issues Affecting Living Conditions
T-NSIAD-91-23: Published: Apr 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
GAO discussed issues concerning the world's refugee population, focusing on: (1) U.S. contributions over the past decade to improve refugee conditions; and (2) living conditions. GAO noted that: (1) between 1980 and 1990, the United States contributed approximately $9.7 billion in cash and commodities for refugee assistance, with a third used for overseas efforts and two-thirds for the admission a...