International organizations (31 - 40 of 48 items)
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;...
United Nations: Issues Related to Payment of U.S. Contributions
NSIAD-90-31: Published: Nov 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of U.S. budget deferrals and withholdings on the United Nations (UN).GAO found that: (1) the United States has increased UN payment withholdings from about $9 million to $440 million over the past 5 years and deferred additional funds long past their due date; (2) U.S. withholdings and deferrals, exchange rate losses, and other member c...
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...
Export Licensing: Number of Applications Reviewed by the Defense Department
NSIAD-88-176FS: Published: May 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) role in export licensing of militarily significant products, comparing it with the Department of Commerce's role.GAO found that: (1) DOD reviews licenses for 8 product categories and 15 foreign countries; (2) DOD has reviewed a declining number of applications each year since 1986; and (3) it was unable to explain...
Department of Defense Needs To Strengthen Its Controls Over the Payment of Maneuver Damage Claims in Germany
T-NSIAD-88-22: Published: Mar 31, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1988.
GAO discussed U.S. involvement in processing and verification procedures for settling damage claims resulting from Army maneuvers in the Federal Republic of Germany. GAO noted that the United States and Germany agreed that: (1) the United States would pay 75 percent of property damage costs; and (2) Germany had the exclusive right to adjudicate damage claims. GAO also noted that the Army Claims Se...
International Agreements: The U.S.-German Wartime Host Nation Support Agreement
NSIAD-88-20FS: Published: Nov 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the status of the implementation of and funding for the 1982 U.S.-German agreement for logistic support to U.S. forces in Germany in time of war or crisis, to determine the potential for budget reductions.GAO found that there was no potential to reduce funds, since: (1) the two countries and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) share th...
Foreign Aid: Accountability and Control Over U.S. Assistance to Indonesia
NSIAD-87-187: Published: Aug 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accountability and controls over U.S. assistance to Indonesia.GAO found that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) mission did not provide adequate oversight over the Food for Peace Program; (2) Indonesia did not submit audited reports of commodity sales receipts and expenditures; (3) self-help measure progress reports were gen...
Proposed Legislation for GAO Investigation of Displaced Salvadorans and Nicaraguans
T-NSIAD-87-34: Published: May 20, 1987. Publicly Released: May 20, 1987.
GAO commented on proposed legislation which would provide for the temporary stay of detention and deportation of certain Salvadorans and Nicaraguans, pending a GAO investigation and a subsequent congressional review. The legislation would require that GAO make determinations concerning displaced Salvadorans and Nicaraguans in Central America after their forcible removal from the United States, and...
Export Control of Commercial Goods and Technology
T-NSIAD-87-13: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
GAO discussed government controls over the export of commercial goods and technology that other nations could use for military or nuclear purposes. The Department of Commerce administers the control system and issues export licenses, while other agencies review certain types of licenses. The United States cooperates with other countries in this effort through an informal multilateral organization...
Implementation of the Foreign Availability Provisions of the Export Administration Act
T-NSIAD-87-8: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1987.
GAO testified on the Department of Commerce's implementation of the foreign availability provisions of the Export Administration Act. GAO found that: (1) in 1985, Commerce issued final regulations on foreign availability procedures and criteria; (2) the 1985 amendments to the act have not reduced the number of products and related technologies subject to export controls, as intended; (3) Commerce...