International cooperation (21 - 30 of 37 items)
A Historic Transition
147982: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, reviews the: (1) rapidly evolving military, security, and economic situation in what was once the Soviet Union; and (2) areas in which U.S. cooperation with former Soviet states can yield great benefits to both sides, including arms and technology control, multilateral institutions, and economic and scientific cooperation....
Cambodia: AID's Management of Humanitarian Assistance Programs
NSIAD-91-260: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. humanitarian assistance in areas of Cambodia controlled by the Phnom Penh government and in areas controlled by the Cambodian noncommunist resistance, focusing on whether the Agency for International Development (AID) can provide reasonable assurance that assistance to the resistance groups and others is being used efficiently and effectively...
Peace Corps: Long-Needed Improvements to Volunteers' Health Care System
NSIAD-91-213: Published: Jul 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' health care system for its volunteers, focusing on whether: (1) volunteers received a level of health care comparable to what they would have received in the United States; and (2) former volunteers with service-related medical conditions were aware of and receiving their health care entitlement.GAO found that: (1) 73 percent of fo...
Cambodia: Multilateral Relief Efforts in Border Camps
NSIAD-91-99FS: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the amount and management of humanitarian aid provided by multilateral organizations to Cambodians in border camps in Thailand, focusing on the: (1) amount of money spent to support the camps; (2) purposes for which the money was used; and (3) control and accountability systems for managing the funds.GAO found that: (1) between 1982 and 1989, more...
Cambodia: U.S. Non-lethal Assistance and Status of the Cambodian Seat at the United Nations
T-NSIAD-90-63: Published: Sep 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the: (1) accountability for and impact of non-lethal assistance the United States provided to the military forces of the Noncommunist Cambodian Resistance (NCR); and (2) the status of the United Nations (UN) seat held by the Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea. GAO noted that: (1) despite poor accountability and control over the non-lethal assistance program in its initial y...
Peace Corps: Reorganization in the Eastern Caribbean
NSIAD-90-93BR: Published: Mar 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' reorganization of overseas posts in the Eastern Caribbean region.GAO found that: (1) the Peace Corps' original 1988 reorganization plan called for the division of management responsibilities at Barbados to posts at Antigua and Grenada to remedy operational problems in the region; (2) the Peace Corps was not aware of a presidential...
United Nations: U.S. Participation in the U.N. Development Program
NSIAD-90-64: Published: Feb 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), focusing on: (1) its efficiency and effectiveness; (2) other major donors' views of UNDP; (3) the level of U.S. influence; and (4) UNDP accounting practices and financial status.GAO found that: (1) UNDP funded and coordinated only about 30 percent of United Nations (UN) technical assistance activities;...
Giving and Getting: Sargent Shriver on the Peace Corps
140952: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 8, Winter/Spring 1990, presents a roundtable discussion with the founding director of the Peace Corps, focusing on: (1) its evolution, status, and future direction; (2) benefits of participation; (3) domestic and foreign attitudes about Corps programs; (4) political activities; (5) problems in attracting volunteers; and (6) the Corps' role in U...
Peace Corps: A Statistical Profile
NSIAD-89-174FS: Published: Jul 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Peace Corps' budget, volunteers and trainees, and areas of operations.GAO found that: (1) the Peace Corps budget has increased steadily since 1972 after 5 years of decreases; (2) Peace Corps appropriations for fiscal year (FY) 1988 totalled $146.2 million, and estimated appropriations for FY 1989 totalled $153.5 million; (3) the...
United Nations: U.S. Participation in the Environment Program
NSIAD-89-142: Published: Jun 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) United Nations Environment Program's (UNEP) accounting practices, financial reserves, and general efficiency and effectiveness; and (2) extent of U.S. influence in the organization.GAO found that UNEP: (1) received financing from the United Nations budget, trust funds, other miscellaneous income, and voluntary contributions to the Environm...