Federal aid to foreign countries (61 - 70 of 123 items)
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...
Foreign Affairs: Internally Displaced Persons Lack Effective Protection
GAO-01-803: Published: Aug 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 2001.
Internally displaced persons--those forced to flee their homes because of armed conflict and persecution but who remain within their own country--are among the most at-risk, vulnerable populations in the world. Although some protections have been provided to internally displaced persons, international organizations have been unable to fully meet their needs in most locations, partly because of the...
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...
Former Soviet Union: U.S. Rule of Law Assistance Has Had Limited Impact
GAO-01-354: Published: Apr 17, 2001. Publicly Released: May 17, 2001.
For fiscal years 1992 through 2000, the U.S. government provided assistance to help the 12 newly independent states of the former Soviet Union develop the sustainable institutions, traditions, and legal foundations that ensure a strong rule of law. This report (1) assesses the extent to which the program has had an impact on the development of the rule of law and whether the program results are su...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Security of Russia's Nuclear Material Improving; Further Enhancements Needed
GAO-01-312: Published: Feb 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2001.
The Department of Energy (DOE) is improving security of 192 metric tons of weapons-usable nuclear material in Russia by installing modern security systems that detect, delay, and respond to attempts to steal nuclear material. These systems, while not as stringent as those installed in the United States, are designed to reduce the risk of nuclear material theft at Russian sites. While Russia and th...
Drug Control: U.S. Assistance to Colombia Will Take Years to Produce Results
GAO-01-26: Published: Oct 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2000.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help the Colombian National Police and other law enforcement agencies, the military, and civilian agencies reduce illegal drug production and trafficking. Recognizing that illegal drug activities are a serious problem, the Colombian government announced a counternarcotics plan known as Plan Colombia. This report r...
Drug Control: Challenges in Implementing Plan Colombia
GAO-01-76T: Published: Oct 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2000.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help the Colombian National Police and other law enforcement agencies, the military, and civilian agencies reduce illegal drug production and trafficking. Recognizing that illegal drug activities are a serious problem, the Colombian government announced a counternarcotics plan known as Plan Colombia. This testimon...
Foreign Assistance: Lack of Haitian Commitment Limited Success of U.S. Aid to Justice System
T-NSIAD-00-257: Published: Sep 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the preliminary results of its review of U.S. assistance provided to Haiti's justice system, focusing on the: (1) results of the U.S. assistance provided to the Haitian police and judicial sector and the major problems that continue to affect these justice institutions; and (2) primary factors that have affected the success of the assistance.GAO n...
Conventional Arms Transfers: U.S. Efforts to Control the Availability of Small Arms and Light Weapons
NSIAD-00-141: Published: Jul 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on government to government transfers of U.S. small arms and light weapons, focusing on: (1) U.S. government monitoring and reporting policies regarding small arms and light weapons transfers; (2) the steps the U.S. government is taking at the international level to address the availability of small arms and light weapons; and (3) lesso...
Cooperative Threat Reduction: DOD's 1997-98 Reports on Accounting for Assistance Were Late and Incomplete
NSIAD-00-40: Published: Mar 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) calendar years 1997 and 1998 accounting reports for the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program, which provides assistance to the former Soviet Union, focusing on each report's: (1) compliance with its respective deadline for submission to Congress; and (2) accuracy and completeness.GAO noted that: (1) DOD was...