International organizations (41 - 50 of 77 items)
United Nations: Observations on the Oil for Food Program and Iraq's Food Security
GAO-04-880T: Published: Jun 16, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2004.
The Oil for Food program was established by the United Nations and Iraq in 1996 to address concerns about the humanitarian situation after international sanctions were imposed in 1990. The program allowed the Iraqi government to use the proceeds of its oil sales to pay for food, medicine, and infrastructure maintenance. The program appears to have helped the Iraqi people. From 1996 through 2001, t...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Funding for Democracy-Related Programs (China)
GAO-04-445R: Published: Feb 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2004.
In fiscal year 1999, Congress began authorizing the provision of U.S. foreign assistance funds to support programs aimed at strengthening democracy in China, and, in fiscal year 2002, it began appropriating specific amounts for such programs. However, the provision of foreign assistance funds to programs focusing on China continues to be controversial due to concern about some of the Chinese gover...
U.N. Peacekeeping: United Nations Faces Challenges in Responding to the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Peacekeeping Operations
GAO-02-194: Published: Dec 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2001.
Last year, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution expressing concern that the conflicts and instability associated with peacekeeping operations produce condition that could increase the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The resolution encouraged member states to educate peacekeeping personnel--including those who are HIV positive--on peacekeeping missions. The policies and g...
Global Health: Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS Needs to Strengthen Country-Level Efforts and Measure Results
GAO-01-625: Published: May 25, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2001.
Despite efforts by the international community to reduce the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus, AIDS is now the fourth leading cause of death in the world and the primary cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), funded in part by the United States, is one important international effort against the disease. UNAIDS was established by the...
Global Health: The U.S. and U.N. Response to the AIDS Crisis in Africa
T-NSIAD-00-99: Published: Feb 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its recent reports concerning the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on: (1) the social and economic implications of AIDS in Africa; and (2) efforts to combat the disease by the United States and the United Nations.GAO noted that: (1) despite some breakthroughs in tre...
International Environment: Information on Global Environment Facility's Funding and Projects
RCED-99-149: Published: Jun 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Global Environment Facility's funding and activities, focusing on: (1) the amount and the sources of its funding commitments for fiscal years (FY) 1995 through 1998; (2) how it selected projects for funding; (3) how it allocated funds among major priorities and how funds for climate-change projects were allocated by purpose and c...
United Nations: Observations on Reform Initiatives
T-NSIAD-99-196: Published: Jun 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of initiatives intended to reform the United Nations (U.N.), focusing on U.N. efforts to: (1) unify and focus its organizational structure; (2) control its budget and institute new budget procedures; (3) improve oversight, program monitoring, and evaluation; and (4) improve its human resources management.GAO noted that: (1) GAO believes...
Developing Countries: Status of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Debt Relief Initiative
NSIAD-98-229: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative; and (2) initiative's potential to achieve its stated goal of bringing poor countries' debts to sustainable levels.GAO noted that: (1) the HIPC initiative will help reduce participating poor countries' debt burdens, in some cases, substantially; however, many will...
International Affairs: Activities of Domestic Agencies
T-NSIAD-98-174: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the nature and magnitude of U.S. international involvement through programs and activities funded in accounts other than the international affairs budget account (150 account), including examples of the associated activities and the agencies; (2) the increasing participation of domestic agencies in international activities and the complexities of this involvement; and (3) how th...
International Relations and Trade Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-6: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
GAO presented its International Relations and Trade issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) international agreements, arrangements, and programs to promote U.S. security interests; (2) U.S. participation in multilateral institutions; (3) foreign affairs structures and management of functions and resources; (4) U.S. bilateral programs to assist and influence oth...