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Characteristics of Presidential Appointments that do not Require Senate Confirmation
GAO-13-299R: Published: Mar 1, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2013.
In summary, GAO found the following:There are 321 PA positions governmentwide, which fall into three general groups-- 67 percent of PA positions exist within commissions, councils, committees, boards or foundations; another 29 percent of PA positions are within the Executive Office of the President (EOP); and the remaining 4 percent are within other federal departments or agencies. Within each of...
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...
Global Health: Summary of Conference on Immunization in Developing Countries
NSIAD-00-95: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO issued a report on factors that limit access to vaccines for children in developing countries, focusing on: (1) shifting donor priorities; (2) inadequate infrastructure and insufficient information for decision-making; and (3) the relatively high cost of newer vaccines.GAO noted that: (1) GAO convened a conference in Washington, D.C. in order to provide Con...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Assistance for Elementary and Preparatory Schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
NSIAD-99-48R: Published: Dec 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) identified all U.S. funds provided for the benefit of elementary and preparatory schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip for fiscal years 1996, 1997, and 1998; and (2) provided certain information on U.S. assistance for schools in Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.GAO noted that: (1) for fiscal years 1996-1998, it estimated that U.S. assistance to United Nati...
Conditions Creating Refugees and U.S. Asylum Seekers from Central America
T-NSIAD-89-25: Published: Apr 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1989.
GAO discussed conditions in Central America which have resulted in refugees seeking asylum in the United States. GAO found that: (1) widespread poverty, economic crises, and armed conflicts have caused a significant number of refugees from Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala; (2) since 1980, over 1.7 million Central Americans have left their countries, and about 1.2 million have entered the Unit...
GAO Reviews of Foreign Assistance Programs
118148: Apr 22, 1982
GAO reviews of bilateral economic assistance continue to emphasize programs which are managed and disbursed by the Agency for International Development (AID). GAO has seen recent AID progress toward improved project planning and implementation in its food, health, natural resource conservation, and human resource development programs, but much needs to be done. Preliminary results of the GAO study...