International agreements (81 - 90 of 95 items)
Renewal of Authorities for U.S. Participation in the International Energy Program
T-NSIAD-88-32: Published: May 17, 1988. Publicly Released: May 17, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation which would enable the United States to continue participating in the International Energy Program of the International Energy Agency (IEA). GAO noted that the IEA emergency sharing system: (1) draws upon emergency oil stocks and allocates available supplies during short-term oil supply disruptions; (2) serves to limit excessive price increases and prevent countr...
Food Aid: Integration With Economic Assistance Programs in Four African Countries
NSIAD-88-96FS: Published: Feb 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided supplemental information on the economic and market development impact of Food for Peace Program assistance to African countries, focusing on: (1) integration of such assistance with Economic Support Fund and other foreign economic development assistance; and (2) pre-positioning of food commodities in Africa to meet critical needs.GAO found that: (...
International Energy Agency: Plan To Provide Legal Defenses to Participating U.S. Oil Companies
NSIAD-88-89BR: Published: Feb 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) efforts to: (1) expand antitrust and breach-of-contract defenses to protect U.S. oil companies from possible legal suits for participating in the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Emergency Oil Sharing System (ESS); and (2) resolve the problem of foreign...
U.S. Government Authority To Institute Oil Demand Restraints
B-206525: Published: Apr 6, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
An inquiry was made as to whether the International Energy Program (IEP) requires the U.S. Government to have both the authority to institute mechanisms for domestic oil demand restraint and fair sharing of oil, as well as the actual means in place to implement such mechanisms on short notice. IEP requires the United States to have a program of oil demand restraint to be achieved within 21 days of...
International Rules Governing Trade
124419: Jun 15, 1984
GAO discussed the international rules governing trade, focusing on international trade practices and international cooperation to overcome trade barriers. The main organization for the promotion of liberal international trade is the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT), which was formed under the multilateral agreement of the same name. The trade discipline fostered by GATT operates under...
U.S. Participation in the International Energy Agency
123766: Mar 30, 1984
GAO discussed U.S. participation in the International Energy Agency (IEA), which is the principal multilateral energy forum for major oil consuming industrialized nations. IEA devised the Emergency Sharing System to reduce participating nations' vulnerability to oil supply interruptions. U.S. officials believe that IEA action could dampen the rise of oil prices in an emergency, that the U.S. gains...
International Assistance to Refugees in Africa Can Be Improved
ID-83-2: Published: Dec 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1982.
GAO reported on improvements that could be made in international assistance to refugees in Africa.Based on visits to four countries, GAO stated that efforts to meet refugee needs could be improved by better planning and coordination. GAO found that inequitable amounts and types of assistance have been provided to refugees in Africa, the U.N. programs tend to be open-ended and without plans for pha...
International Joint Commission Water Quality Activities Need Greater U.S. Government Support and Involvement
CED-82-97: Published: Jun 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1982.
GAO conducted a review to determine whether the United States is meeting the objectives of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreements with Canada. The International Joint Commission (IJC) is responsible for advising the U.S. and Canadian Governments on Great Lakes and other boundary waters pollution control matters.The U.S. Government has not adequately supported, nor has it been sufficiently involv...
Implementation and Impact of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978
115480: May 21, 1981
Since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act came into effect, no additional nuclear explosions have been acknowleged, Non-Proliferation Treaty participation has increased, and the demand for reprocessing and enrichment technologies has not been as extensive as anticipated. However, some nations are seeking a nuclear explosive capability, some nations still refuse to accept international safeguards or...
Evaluation of U.S. Efforts To Promote Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
ID-80-41: Published: Jul 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1980.
In August 1980, the second conference of party states to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, usually referred to as the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will be held to review the operation of the Treaty. Of the 114 countries party to the Treaty in July 1980, five had signed but not yet ratified it. However, 46 countries have neither signed nor ratified the Treaty including nucle...