International agreements (51 - 60 of 95 items)
Foreign Assistance: Lessons Learned From Donors' Experiences in the Pacific Region
GAO-01-808: Published: Aug 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2001.
Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States have been the major providers of bilateral development assistance to the Pacific Island nations since 1987. The Asian Development Bank and the European Union have been the major multilateral donors. The donors' main development objectives, according to the planning documents, have been to alleviate poverty and to set the Paci...
NATO: U.S. Assistance to the Partnership for Peace
GAO-01-734: Published: Jul 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2001.
After the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact in 1991, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and the United States sought new ways to cooperate with the political and military leadership of their former adversaries. In January 1994, NATO established the Partnership for Peace to increase defense cooperation with former Warsaw Pact members and other former communist st...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Implications of the U.S. Purchase of Russian Highly Enriched Uranium
GAO-01-148: Published: Dec 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 2000.
In 1993, the United States agreed to buy 500 metric tons of highly enriched uranium from Russia. This uranium was extracted from dismantled nuclear weapons over a 20-year period. USEC, Incorporated, (the company that acts as an executive agent for the United States) paid Russia about $1.6 billion for more than 3,000 metric tons of low enriched uranium blended from highly enriched uranium. Five of...
Inter-American Foundation: Better Compliance With Some Key Procedures Needed
NSIAD-00-235: Published: Sep 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) Inter-American Foundation's key procedures for selecting organizations to receive grants, monitoring grantee organizations' compliance with grant agreements, and auditing grantees' use of funds; (2) extent to which the Foundation complied with these procedures; and (3) extent to which the Foundation provides grants to organi...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Funds to Two Micronesian Nations Had Little Impact on Economic Development
NSIAD-00-216: Published: Sep 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed foreign assistance, focusing on the: (1) use of the Compact of Free Association funding by the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) between fiscal years 1987 and 1998; (2) progress both nations have made in advancing economic self-sufficiency; (3) role of Compact funds in supporting economic progress;...
Foreign Affairs: Status of U.S. Parental Child Abductions to Germany, Sweden, and Austria
NSIAD-00-226BR: Published: Sep 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed international parental child abduction issues, focusing on German, Swedish, and Austrian handling of U.S. cases.GAO noted that: (1) from January 1995 through May 15, 2000, left-behind parents in the United States initiated 298 cases under the Hague Convention indicating that the child had been taken to, or retained in Germany, Sweden, and Austria b...
Bosnia: Crime and Corruption Threaten Successful Implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement
T-NSIAD-00-219: Published: Jul 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the impact of crime and corruption on the implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement, focusing on: (1) how organized crime and public sector corruption have affected implementation of the agreement in Bosnia; (2) what the international community has done to improve Bosnia's law enforcement and judicial system and reduce corruption; and (3) how i...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Bilateral Food Assistance to North Korea Had Mixed Results
NSIAD-00-175: Published: Jun 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. bilateral food assistance project in North Korea, focusing on the: (1) objectives, accomplishments, key factors affecting performance, and monitoring effectiveness of the potato component of the bilateral aid project; (2) objectives, accomplishments, key factors affecting performance, and monitoring effectiveness of the food-for-work compo...
Bosnia Peace Operation: Crime and Corruption Threaten Successful Implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement
NSIAD-00-156: Published: Jul 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of organized crime and public sector corruption on the efforts of the international community to rebuild Bosnia and meet the benchmarks for the withdrawal of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces, focusing on: (1) how organized crime and public sector corruption might affect the successful implementation of the General Framewo...
Foreign Relations: Better Accountability Needed Over U.S. Assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands
RCED-00-67: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: May 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal assistance the United States provides to the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, focusing on the: (1) cost to the United States of providing assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands in accordance with the existing Compact of Free Association from fiscal year (FY) 1987 through FY 1999; (2) fu...