International agreements (61 - 70 of 95 items)
Former Soviet Union: U.S. Bilateral Program Lacks Effective Coordination
NSIAD-95-10: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's efforts to transform former Soviet Union (FSU) command economies into more efficient, market-based economies, focusing on the: (1) size, scope, and status of the various U.S. bilateral programs; (2) structures for coordinating and managing these programs; and (3) coordination and structural problems the Administration faces...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: U.S. International Nuclear Materials Tracking Capabilities Are Limited
RCED/AIMD-95-5: Published: Dec 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the United States tracks its exported civilian nuclear materials and ensures their physical protection, focusing on the: (1) capabilities of the Department of Energy's (DOE) computerized Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS) to track the international movement of nuclear materials; and (2) adequacy of DOE planned new NMMSS...
International Trade: Long-Term Viability of U.S.-European Union Aircraft Agreement Uncertain
GGD-95-45: Published: Dec 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1992 bilateral aircraft agreement between the United States and the European Union (EU), focusing on the: (1) extent to which the agreement has proved viable in operation; (2) potential impact of changes in government support on the competitiveness of the U.S. civil aircraft industry; and (3) efforts of the United States and EU to extend covera...
Nuclear Safety: International Assistance Efforts to Make Soviet-Designed Reactors Safer
RCED-94-234: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. and international efforts to improve the safety of Soviet-designed reactors, focusing on the: (1) goals and scope of international assistance; (2) current and future U.S. assistance efforts; (3) impact of international assistance; and (4) potential for closing the highest-risk reactors.GAO found that: (1) as of 1994, internation...
Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safety: Challenges Facing the International Atomic Energy Agency
NSIAD/RCED-93-284: Published: Sep 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) nuclear power plant safety programs, focusing on: (1) program effectiveness and funding; (2) management of U.S. technical assistance for IAEA safeguard programs; and (3) the effectiveness of the IAEA program for advising member states on nuclear power plant safety.GAO found that: (1) although IAEA saf...
U.S.-EC Aircraft Agreement
GGD-93-41R: Published: Jun 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the bilateral agreement between the United States and the European Community (EC) on trade in civil aircraft, focusing on provisions concerning prior commitments of EC member governments to provide support for current civil aircraft programs. GAO found that: (1) although EC member governments have provided a list of prior development and production...
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....
Intercountry Adoption: Procedures Are Reasonable, but Sometimes Inefficiently Administered
NSIAD-93-83: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the requirements and procedures that prospective U.S. adoptive parents must follow to adopt a foreign child, focusing on whether: (1) the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) and the Department of State's procedures were reasonable and fulfilled legislative requirements; (2) INS and State administered the procedures efficiently; and (3) a...
Arms Control: U.S. and International Efforts to Ban Biological Weapons
NSIAD-93-113: Published: Dec 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. and international efforts to ban the development of biological weapons, focusing on the effectiveness of: (1) the Biological Weapons Convention and efforts to strengthen it; and (2) U.S. and multilateral export controls in biological weapon proliferation.GAO found that: (1) the Convention has been ineffective in stopping the dev...
Foreign Assistance: Promising Approach to Judicial Reform in Colombia
NSIAD-92-269: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed judicial reform assistance to Colombia.GAO found that: (1) from 1986 through 1990, the Agency for International Development (AID) used small projects managed by a private Colombian foundation to build consensus among the judiciary, the executive branch, and the private sector on the importance of judicial reform, an approach that was different from...