International organizations (41 - 48 of 48 items)
United Nations: Progress To Strengthen U.N. Internal Evaluation Systems Has Been Slow
NSIAD-87-54: Published: Jan 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1987.
GAO provided information on: (1) the United Nations (UN) headquarters' progress in strengthening internal evaluation; and (2) U.S. efforts to monitor and promote the evaluation and to assess UN development programs.GAO found that: (1) several specialized UN agencies are making progress in establishing internal evaluation capabilities by integrating evaluation findings into their programming, budge...
International Trade: Strengthening Trade Law Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
NSIAD-86-150: Published: Aug 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
GAO recommended ways to strengthen section 337 of the Tariff Act as a means for U.S. firms to protect their intellectual property rights against counterfeit and infringing imports.GAO believes that, in order for section 337 to be more effective, Congress needs to: (1) increase access to section 337 relief by eliminating or redefining the statutory criteria for obtaining relief; (2) direct the Inte...
United Nations: Content of and Charges for Radio Broadcasts Transmitted by the Voice of America
NSIAD-86-114BR: Published: Apr 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the United Nations (UN) radio programs that Voice of America (VOA) transmits to: (1) assess instances of favorable and unfavorable treatment of the United States and U.S. policy interests in the programs; and (2) clarify the leasing arrangement between UN and VOA.GAO found that: (1) the past method of computing charges for VOA bro...
United Nations: Analysis of Selected Media Products Shows Half Oppose Key U.S. Interests
NSIAD-86-98: Published: Apr 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed United Nations (UN) Department of Public Information (DPI) materials to determine whether they: (1) supported or opposed political positions taken by the United States; and (2) fairly and objectively discussed the United States and its policies on apartheid disarmament, new world information and communication structures, and Palestine.GAO found...
UN Funding: U.S. Contributions Withheld for UN-PLO Activities
NSIAD-86-17: Published: Dec 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to comply with legislative provisions requiring the withholding of U.S.-assessed contributions to the United Nations (UN) for organizations and projects whose primary purpose is to provide political benefits to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).GAO found that: (1) from 1980 through 1984, the United Sta...
New and Better Equipment Being Made Available for International Nuclear Safeguards
NSIAD-84-46: Published: Jun 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated U.S. research and development efforts regarding equipment for the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) nuclear safeguards program.The main mechanism by which the United States assists IAEA is the Program of Technical Assistance to Safeguards (POTAS). Through POTAS, the United States has developed 21 types of safeguard equipment for IAEA use...
AID Assistance to the Eastern Caribbean: Program Changes and Possible Consequences
ID-83-50: Published: Jul 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1983.
GAO reported on the methods the Agency for International Development (AID) uses to administer the U.S. assistance program to the Eastern Caribbean.GAO found that, while AID has greatly increased its assistance to the Eastern Caribbean, it has made strategy changes which will place additional burdens on its staff. In the last several years, AID has decreased assistance channeled through the Caribbe...
Administration of Export Controls Under Export Administration Act
115085: Apr 30, 1981
Under the Export Administration Act, the United States controls the export of dual use commercial products and processes for national security, foreign policy, and short supply purposes. A GAO review addressed congressional concerns about how well the system is carrying out the act's national security goal of controlling exports of military significant technology and products to Russia and other E...