International organizations (61 - 68 of 68 items)
United Nations: Planning for Headquarters Renovation Is Reasonable; United States Needs to Decide Whether to Support Work
GAO-01-788: Published: Jun 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2001.
The United Nations' (U.N.) headquarters in New York clearly needs to be renovated, and the Secretary-General will ask member states to make key decisions in 2002 about the future of the renovation. As host country to U.N. headquarters, the United States needs to play a major role in making these decisions if the renovation is to proceed. However, the administration and the Department of State have...
Foreign Assistance: International Efforts to Aid Russia's Transition Have Had Mixed Results
GAO-01-8: Published: Nov 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2000.
Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, organizations and donors have provided Russia with tens of billions of dollars in economic assistance to helping it transition to a market economy within a democratic state. This transition presents opportunities and challenges to the Russians and to those providing economic assistance. This report focuses on the assistance given to Russia by the Inte...
Developing Countries: Debt Relief Initiative for Poor Countries Faces Challenges
NSIAD-00-161: Published: Jun 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) assessed whether the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative (HIPC) is likely to free up resources for poverty reduction and achieve the goal of debt sustainability; (2) described the strategy to strengthen the link between debt relief and poverty reduction and how this strategy is to be implemented; and (3) described the challenges credito...
United Nations: Reform Initiatives Have Strengthened Operations, but Overall Objectives Have Not Yet Been Achieved
NSIAD-00-150: Published: May 10, 2000. Publicly Released: May 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the status and impact of reforms to improve the United Nations (U.N.), focusing on whether: (1) the U.N. had put into place the three core elements of the Secretary General's 1997 reform program; and (2) they are improving U.N. management and performance as intended.GAO noted that: (1) the U.N. has substantially restructured its leadership and oper...
United Nations: Reforms Are Progressing, but Overall Objectives Have Not Yet Been Achieved
T-NSIAD-00-169: Published: May 10, 2000. Publicly Released: May 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of reforms to improve the United Nations (U.N.), focusing on efforts to: (1) restructure U.N. leadership and operations; (2) develop a performance-based human capital system; and (3) introduce programming and budgeting processes focused on results.GAO noted that: (1) the U.N. has substantially restructured its leadership and operations...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Uncertainties With Implementing IAEA's Strengthened Safeguards System
NSIAD/RCED-98-184: Published: Jul 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) changes the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is undertaking to strengthen its safeguards program; (2) the reasonableness of IAEA's assumptions regarding the impact of these changes on program costs and efficiency; and (3) comments on the extent of IAEA's reliance on the United States to finance the Agency's safeguards activities.GAO n...
Foreign Affairs: Perspectives on Foreign Affairs Programs and Structures
NSIAD-97-6: Published: Nov 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1996.
GAO summarized the views presented at its 1996 conference on foreign affairs issues, focusing on the: (1) changed environment for foreign policy; (2) influence and impact of U.S. programs; (3) role of multilateral institutions; (4) world trade interests of the United States; and (5) structure of the U.S. foreign affairs apparatus.GAO found that: (1) a central theme that emerged from the 2 days of...
International Trade, Finance, and Competitiveness Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-13: Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO presented its International Trade, Finance, and Competitiveness issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1996.GAO plans to: (1) assess the impact of international accords and organizations on international trade, market access, and trading partners' financial conditions; (2) evaluate U.S. agencies' effectiveness in promoting emerging markets and international trade programs, implementing...