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U.S. Contributions to International Organizations for Fiscal Year 1993-95

NSIAD-97-42: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.

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Persuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on total U.S. contributions, exclusive of peacekeeping contributions, to international organizations and programs from fiscal years (FY) 1993 to 1995, focusing on: (1) which U.S. agencies expended these funds; and (2) how much each agency spent in those years.

GAO noted that: (1) for FY 1993 to 1995, the United States contributed approximately $6.3 billion to 127 international organizations and programs, around $2 billion each year; (2) this amount includes about $2.7 billion in assessed and about $3.6 billion in voluntary contributions; (3) the Department of State expended the largest amount of these funds, about $5.2 billion, with the U.S. Agency for International Development spending the second largest total, $1.1 billion; and (4) other agencies that spent large amounts of funds included the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Agriculture.

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