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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
1995 NON-UN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS



                     OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


Explanatory Note:  The international organizations and activites listed 
below in alphabetical order are funded out of accounts managed by the 
U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Organization affairs.  
These organizations are not affiliated with the UN system.


                    TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.  Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC)
2.  Bureau of International Expositions (BIE)
3.  Colombo Plan Council for Technical Cooperation
4.  Customs Cooperation Council (CCC)
5.  Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCOPIL)
6.  Inter-American Indian Institute
7.  Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
8.  International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
9.  International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (IBPCA)
10. International Bureau for the Publication of Customs Tariffs (IBPCT)
11. International Center for the Study of Preservation and  Restoration 
of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
12. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (IBMW)
13. International Copper Study Group (ICSG)
14. International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
15. International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
16. International Institute for the Unification of Private Law 
(UNIDROIT)
17. International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG)
18. International Natural Rubber Organization (INRO)
19. International Office of Epizootics (IOE)
20. International Office of the Vine and Wine (OIV)
21. International Organization for Legal Metrology (IOLM)
22. International Rubber Study Group (IRSG)
23. International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)
24. International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
25. International Tropical Timber Organization - Volunatry Program
26. International Wheat Council (IWC)
27. Interparliamentary Union
28. Korean Energy Development Organization (KEDO)
29. North Atlantic Assembly
30. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Civil Budget
31. Organization of American States (OAS)
32. Organization of American States - Development Assistance Programs
33. Organization of American States - Fund for Strengthening Democracy
34. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
35. Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
36. Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH)
37. Pan American Railway Congress Association (PARCA)
38. Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC)
39. Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
40. South Pacific Commission
41. World Conservation Union (IUCN)
42. World Conservation Union - Voluntary Program
43. World Tourism Organization




1.  Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC)
    Singapore

BUDGET              Resources  U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                        ($M)       (%)           ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 2.2      16.6%         0.4
1994 Extrabudgetary     3.5       7.1%         0.3
1994 Total              5.7      10.5%         0.6

STAFF             Professional  U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                      (#)         (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff    0           0.0%           0
1994 Extrabudgetary  14           7.1%           1
1994 Total Staff     14           7.1%           1


Current Head:  Shojiro Imanishi (Japan) - term expires November 1995.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes - U.S. has permanent seat at Senior 
Officials and Ministers' meetings.

Governing Body Meetings:  Working Groups meet frequently.  Senior 
officials meet several times a year and make operational decisions.  
Ministers meet annually to review progress and approve major items.

Mission:  Enhance trade liberalization, economic cooperation and growth 
in the region.

APEC Program Objectives:

--  Trade and investment liberalization.
--  Trade facilitation.
--  Development cooperation.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Expand market access for U.S. exports to the fastest growing region 
in the world.

--  APEC's achievements in customs facilitation, harmonization of 
standards and other trade facilitation will ease hurdles U.S. companies 
face doing business in the region.

--  Increase cross-cultural understanding and effectiveness of U.S. 
business persons through publishing work on cross-cultural management 
techniques.

--  Ongoing seminars/training courses in clean coal technologies will 
improve environmental conditions and create opportunities for U.S. 
environmental and alternative energy companies.


* Singapore provides premises, utilities, support staff, value unknown.  
U.S. contribution is "in kind," one staff member on detail.

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2.  Bureau of International Expositions (BIE)
    Paris, France

BUDGET              Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                        ($000)       (%)         ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 292.6      10.5%       30.8
1994 Extrabudgetary       0.0       0.0%        0.0
1994 Total              292.6      10.5%       30.8

STAFF            Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                     (#)           (%)        (#)
1994 Regular Staff    2           0.0%          0
1994 Extrabudgetary   0           0.0%          0
1994 Total Staff      2           0.0%          0


Current Head:  Ole Philipson (Denmark) - term expires December 1995.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes - all members participate in the General 
Assembly.

Governing Body Meetings: General Assembly - annually.

Mission:  Provide for orderly planning of international expositions.

BIE Program Objectives:

--  Review proposals for international expositions and maintain a 
calendar of those which are approved.

--  Establish intervals between different types of expositions to ensure 
that member countries can hold expositions which do not conflict with 
each other.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Assure that there will be no conflict internationally with BIE-
registered expositions helps to ensure the success of U.S. expositions.

--  BIE approval guarantees that the exposition will be international, 
ensures participation of other major countries.

--  Under BIE rules, member countries may not participate in World Fairs 
which are not registered with the BIE.

--  Expositions held in the U.S. make a significant contribution to the 
local economy.

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3.  Colombo Plan Council for Technical Cooperation
    Colombo, Sri Lanka

BUDGET                Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution 
                       ($000)      (%)         ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 265.0     4.0%         10.6
1994 Extrabudgetary     859.2    20.6%        177.4
1994 Total             1124.2    16.7%        187.9

STAFF              Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                       (#)           (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff      4           0.0%          0
1994 Extrabudgetary     2           0.0%          0
1994 Total Staff        6           0.0%          0


Current Head:  Hak-su Kim (South Korea) - term expires 1998.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes.

Governing Body Meetings:  Consultative Committee meets annually in the 
late fall (late October, November or early December.

Mission:  Promote economic and social development of Asia and Pacific.

Colombo Plan Program Objectives:

--  Promote the concept of collective international effort toward the 
economic and social development of the region.
--  Provide forum for discussion of development needs of member 
countries and for the exchange of information.
--  Formulate technical assistance projects and seek international 
support for their implementation.
--  Encourage developing member countries to become donors and 
participate in technical cooperation.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Provides a framework through which the U.S. is able to provide 
demand reduction training as one component of our narcotics strategy, 
obviating the need for bilateral agreements with 15-20 countries.
--  Provides access to U.S. for demand reduction projects in countries 
which would not be receptive otherwise.


* All extrabudgetary contributions are from governments

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4.  Customs Cooperation Council (CCC)
    Brussels, Belgium

BUDGET              Resources   U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                      ($M)        (%)          ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 13.3       25.0%         3.3
1994 Extrabudgetary      2.4        0.0%         0.0
  (in kind)
1994 Extrabudgetary      2.2        5.7%         0.1
  (other)
1994 Total              17.9       19.3%         3.5

STAFF            Professional   U.S.Share      U.S. Share
                    (#)            (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff  58            6.9%           4
1994 Extrabudgetary 16           18.8%           3
1994 Total Staff    74            9.5%           7


Current Head:  James W. Shaver (U.S.) - term expires January 1999.

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. a permanent member of Policy Commission, 
the CCC executive policy guidance body.  U.S. a member of Finance 
Committee since CCC's founding.

Governing Body Meetings:  Policy Commission meets twice a year in June 
and December.  Finance Committee meets annually.

Mission:  To secure the highest degree of harmony and uniformity in 
customs administrations of it members, and to study the problems 
inherent in developing and improving customs systems and procedures.

CCC Program Objectives:

--  Study all questions relating to cooperation in customs matters and 
examine the technical aspects, as well as the related economic factors 
of customs systems, with a view to proposing to members practical means 
of attaining the highest possible degree of unity and harmony.

--  Prepare draft conventions and amendments to conventions and 
recommend them to member and interested administrations.

--  Ensure uniform interpretation and application of Council 
conventions, settle disputes, circulate information regarding customs 
regulations and procedures, provide advice to governments.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Harmonization and simplification of customs procedures serves U.S. 
business and industry interests by contributing to the creation of an 
international trading environment which facilitates commerce while 
enhancing customs enforcement.

--  U.S. participation in the work of the Committees responsible for the 
Harmonization Classification System, the GATT Valuation Code, and the 
WTO Rules of Origin, ensures a predictable and advantageous trading 
environment for domestic importers and exporters.

--  In the enforcement arena, U.S. participation in the Council has been 
instrumental in developing initiatives aimed at protecting the 
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of U.S. industries by encouraging 
member administrations to adopt model legislation aimed at developing 
legal frameworks for the protection or IPR in their countries.

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5.  Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCOPIL)
    The Hague, Netherlands

BUDGET            Resources    U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution 
                   ($000)        (%)          ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 1208.3     7.0%        93.0
1994 Extrabudgetary        0.0     0.0%         0.0
1994 Total              1208.3     7.7%        93.0

STAFF              Professional   U.S.Share  U.S. Share
                      (#)            (%)       (#)   
1994 Regular Staff    11           9.1%         1
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0%         0
1994 Total Staff      11           9.1%         1


Current Head: Georges Droz (France) - retires Spring 1996.

U.S. on Governing Board? Yes. 

Governing Body Meetings:  U.S. participates in quadrennial sessions of 
the Conference itself, and meetings of special commissions on projects 
and on the future work program, and of Council of Diplomatic 
Representatives (budget approval).

Mission:  Facilitation of private international legal transactions and 
relationships through law unification by multilateral treaties.

HCOPIL Program Objectives:

--  Preparation of treaties unifying law applicable to aspects of 
family, business/trade, and trusts/estates law and on international 
judicial assistance.

--  Foster the acceptance and effective implementation of treaties 
produced by Conference.

--  Facilitate international legal procedures such as the service of 
process abroad, the taking of evidence abroad, the certification of 
documents intended for use abroad.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Greater predictability and certainty concerning the law applicable 
to the subject legal transactions and relationships spanning 
international borders.

--  Better risk assessment, lower insurance rates, fewer legal disputes, 
and easier resolution of legal disputes that do arise.

--  Enhancement of attractiveness of international business 
transactions, lower costs to traders, and a better and more certain 
business climate.

--  Facilitation of service of process abroad, the taking of evidence, 
preparation of documents, translates into substantial savings of time, 
effort and money by U.S. interests, and the return to the U.S. of 
children abducted from the U.S. in custody disputes.

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6.  Inter-American Indian Institute
    Ninos-Heroes, Mexico

BUDGET            Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                    ($M)        (%)           ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed)  0.3    38.3%          0.1
1994 Extrabudgetary      0.0     0.0%          0.0
1994 Total               0.3    41.8%          0.1

STAFF              Professional   U.S.Share    U.S. Share
                          (#)       (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff         3        0.0%          0
1994 Extrabudgetary        0        0.0%          0
1994 Total Staff           3        0.0%          0


Current Head:  Jose Matos Mar (Peru), term expires November 1995.

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. is permanent member, and also sits on the 
five-member Executive Committee.  All member states are represented in 
the Indian Congress.

Governing Body Meetings:  The Congress meets every four years, the 
Governing Board meets at least once a year and the Executive Committee 
meets as needed.

Mission:  Develop information for member states to use in planning for 
the economic, social and cultural advancement of Indians.

Inter-American Indian Institute Program Objectives:

--  Serve as forum for developing policies on indigenous issues.
--  Assist member governments in conducting studies on indigenous 
issues.
--  Edit publications on indigenous issues which serve as a resource to 
member states in developing strategies for addressing the needs of the 
indigenous.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Provides a forum for native Americans and their national governments 
to address indigenous issues of the hemisphere.
--  Provides access to a major information resource on priority issues 
of concern to native Americans resident in the U.S.

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7.  Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
    San Jose, Costa Rica

BUDGET                Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                         ($M)        (%)           ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed)  26.7        59.5%         16.0
1994 Extrabudgetary      60.2         0.0%          0.0
1994 Total               86.9        18.4%         16.0

STAFF               Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                       (#)           (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff     305           5.2%          16
1994 Extrabudgetary     17           5.9%           1
1994 Total Staff       322           5.3%          17


Current Head:  Carlos E. Aquino (Dominican Republic) - term expires 
January 1998.

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. is permanent member of the governing 
body, the Inter-American Board of Agriculture, and serves in rotation on 
the Executive Committee.

Governing Body Meetings:  Board meets annually in September; Executive 
Committee meets annually in June.

Mission:  To facilitate and support cooperation to achieve sustainable 
agricultural development within the framework of hemispheric integration 
and to promote rural well-being.

IICA Program Objectives:

--  Facilitate development of market-oriented agricultural policies, 
investment in agro-industry, and increased international trade in 
agriculture.

--  Support agricultural research and use of new technologies by working 
with public/private, national and international agencies associated with 
technological innovation.

--  Attack problems of plant and animal pests and diseases that limit 
production and impede trade.

--  Assist development of national strategies and programs for 
sustainable rural development.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Development of market-oriented agricultural policies in the Americas 
which help pave the way for hemispheric free trade.

--  Increased output of agricultural goods increases overall economic 
development, raises rural income, and reduces need for external aid.

--  Spread of environmentally sound agricultural technology and 
techniques creates potential market for U.S. exports.

--  Phytosanitary regulation improvement and harmonization reduces 
threat to U.S. agriculture, spreads information about international 
standards for livestock and help prevent spread of disease through 
sanitary inspection norms.

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8.  International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
    Lyon, France

BUDGET               Resources  U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                        ($M)       (%)          ($M) 
1994 Regular (Assessed) 16.8       9.2%         1.5
1994 Extrabudgetary      0.0       0.0%         0.0
Total                   16.8       9.2%         1.5

STAFF               Professional  U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                      (#)           (%)        (#)
1994 Regular Staff    49            6.1%        3
1994 Extrabudgetary    0            0.0%        0
1994 Total Staff      49            6.1%        3


Current Head:  Paul Kleiheus (Germany)

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes - at all times.

Governing Body Meetings:  Annually, for two days in April.

Mission:  Accelerate efforts to control cancer through collaborative 
research on causes and epidemiology.

IARC Program Objectives:

--  Determine the causes of specific cancers through research into their 
occurence and impact.
--  Disseminate information on cancer causes and steps that may be taken 
in early detection and prevention.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  The international status of IARC enables U.S. researchers to benefit 
from material that would otherwise be unavailable, especially in 
countries or areas not accessible to U.S. officials.
--  Collaboration with other countries in research goals supplements in 
a critical way cancer research done by U.S. experts, particularly 
through IARC's evaluation of environmental causes of cancer.

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9.  International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (IBPCA)
    The Hague, Netherlands

BUDGET               Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                        ($000)    (%)         ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 270.1     6.7%         18.1
1994 Extrabudgetary       0.6*    0.0%          0.0
1994 Total              270.7     6.7%         18.1

STAFF              Professional   U.S.Share    U.S. Share
                      (#)            (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff     5           20.0%           1
1994 Extrabudgetary    0            0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff       5           20.0%           1

*  The Government of the Netherlands is the sole source for a commitment 
of funds not to exceed 1,080,000 guilders for the period 9/1/94 - 
9/1/96; no other member countries have made extrabudgetary pledges.


Current Head: Secretary General P.J.H. Jonkman (Netherlands).

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes.

Governing Body Meetings:  Administrative Council meets at least once 
annually.

Mission:  To facilitate the arbitration of international disputes 
through mechanisms provided under the 1899 and 1907 Conventions on the 
Pacific Settlement of International Disputes.

IBPCA Program Objectives:

--  Render arbitration services and assistance to States.

--  Continue implementation of recommendations made by States Parties, 
e.g. modernization of procedural rules and increasing co-operation with 
the United Nations.

--  Continue efforts to increase numbers of States Parties to the 
Conventions.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Provides facilities and staff to support arbitration and other 
dispute settlement mechanisms.
--  U.S. calls upon the Secretary General to assist in making 
appointments to international arbitral tribunals.

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10.  International Bureau for the Publication of Customs Tariffs (IBPCT)
     Brussels, Belgium

BUDGET               Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                       ($M)       (%)          ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 1.8       5.8%         0.1
1994 Extrabudgetary     0.0       0.0%         0.0
1994 Total              1.8       0.0%         0.1

STAFF               Professional  U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                       (#)        (%)           (#)
1994 Regular Staff      17        0.0%           0
1994 Extrabudgetary      0        0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff        17        0.0%           0

Current Head: Frans Roelants (Belgium), ex-officio President.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Due to the size of the agency, there is no 
governing board, per se.

Governing Body Meetings:  Not applicable; IBPCT is an information 
gathering/disseminating organization.

Mission:  Translate and publish the customs tariffs of the various 
states of the world and any modifications that may be made to them and 
to disseminate this information to member governments.

IBPCT Program Objectives:

--  (Same as mission statement)

Benefits to U.S.:

--  The U.S. Government and U.S. business benefit in having full 
information on foreign customs rates and regulations; while foreign 
tariffs are available in the original language, most U.S. trade 
technicians, tariff analysts and businessmen could not as a practical 
matter utilize the tariffs economically or effectively except in 
English.

--  The Bureau's translation provides a ready source of basic 
information needed for responding to questions from businessmen, in 
particular in connection with our export promotion programs, and for 
verifying foreign concessions obtained in negotiations.

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11.  International Center for the Study of Preservation & Restoration of 
Cultural Property (ICCROM)
     Rome, Italy

BUDGET               Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                      ($000)      (%)         ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 2898.2    25.0%       724.6
1994 Extrabudgetary     1299.3      *           *
1994 Total              4197.6

STAFF              Professional  U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                        (#)         (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff      16        12.5%           2
1994 Extrabudgetary      4         0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff        20        10.0%           2

*  U.S. extrabudgetary contributions are drawn from a number of sources.


Current Head:  Marc Laenen (Belgium)

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes

Governing Body Meetings:  General Assembly meets biennially.  Executive 
Council meets 2 or 3 times between sessions of the Assembly.

Mission:  Initiate, develop, promote and facilitate conditions for the 
conservation and restoration of cultural property.

ICCROM Program Objectives:

--  Coordinate restoration of priceless, museum-quality works of art and 
teach methodologies involved.

--  Collect and disseminate information on the scientific and technical 
problems of restoration and preservation.

--  Coordinate research and train workers and technicians in restoration 
and preservation.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Gives access to highly specialized services and instruction not 
available elsewhere.

--  Provides essential international outreach to Smithsonian 
Institution's Conservation Analytical Laboratory.

--  Enables American specialists to use a library and documentation 
center on preservation and restoration that is unique in the world.

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12.  International Bureau of Weights and Measures (IBWM)
     Sevres, France

BUDGET             Resources  U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                        ($M)     (%)           (#)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 7.9      9.9%         0.8
1994 Extrabudgetary     0.0      0.0%         0.0
1994 Total              7.9     10.2%         0.8

STAFF             Professional  U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                      (#)        (%)           (#)
1994 Regular Staff     62        3.2%           2
1994 Extrabudgetary     0        0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff       62        3.2%           2


Current Head:  Dr. Terry Quinn (U.K.) - indefinite term.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes.  U.S. is currently on the 18-member 
International Committee.  All member states participate in the General 
Assembly.

Governing Body Meetings:  The General Assembly meets at least every 4 
years.  The International Committee normally meets at least once a year.

Mission: To ensure the global standardization of physical measurements.

IBWM Program Objectives:

--  Establish basic standards and units of physical measurement (e.g. 
the meter, the kilogram, the second, the ampere, the volt) and to 
maintain international prototypes.
--  Compare international and national standards.
--  Ensure international coordination of corresponding measurement 
techniques.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Gives access to a stable, accurate and accepted worldwide system of 
measurement. 
--  Plays influential role in devlopment of industrial technology and 
international comparisons.
--  Promotes free trade through accepted standards of weights and 
measures.
--  Serves as resource to U.S. National Institute of Standards and 
Technology.

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13.  International Copper Study Group (ICSG)
     London, United Kingdom

BUDGET               Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                        ($000)      (%)       ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed)  580.6     9.6%       56.0
1994 Extrabudgetary       N/P       *          0.1
1994 Total               580.6     9.7%       56.1

STAFF              Professional  U.S.Share  U.S. Share
                        (#)         (%)        (#)
1994 Regular Staff       3         33.3%        1
1994 Extrabudgetary      0          0.0%        0
1994 Total Staff         3         33.3%        1

Current Head:  Valentin Daniels (Chile) - term expires 1998.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes.

Governing Body Meetings:  Twice annually, in Spring and Fall.

Mission:  Provide a forum for inter-governmental consultations on the 
international trade in copper.

ICSG Program Objectives:

--  Foster market transparency by collecting and publishing reliable 
data on copper production, consumption and trade without in any way 
intervening in markets.

--  Provide a forum for discussion and to support special studies of 
market trends, new technologies, and government policies affecting the 
copper industry.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Increased market transparency enables a competitive market to avoid 
large fluctuations in price and promotes a better balance between supply 
and demand (large price fluctuations have traditionally plagued the 
copper market).

--  Best possible data aids in effective forecasting and long term 
planning critical to new investment in copper production.

--  For a modest contribution, the U.S. leverages other contributions to 
the activities of the Group, which ultimately increases market 
efficiency benefits to U.S. firms and consumers.

--  Better information on worldwide investment opportunities and new 
technologies.

*  U.S. extrabudgetary contributions are drawn from a number of sources

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14.  International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
     Washington, D.C.

BUDGET               Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                      ($000)      (%)          ($000) 
1994 Regular (Assessed) 980.0     13.0%       200.0
1994 Extrabudgetary       0.0      0.0%         0.0
1994 Total              980.0     13.0%       200.0

STAFF              Professional  U.S.Share  U.S. Share
                     (#)           (%)        (#)
1994 Regular Staff    10          30.0%        3
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0%        0
1994 Total Staff      10          30.0%        3


Current Head:  Lawrence H. Shaw (U.S.) - appointed for an indefinite 
term.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes (Standing Committee) - permanent member 
since organization's founding.

Governing Body Meetings:  Bimonthly, with additional meetings as 
necessary.

Mission:  Intergovernmental forum for cotton producers and consumers.

ICAC Program Objectives:

--  Economics and Statistics - to compile and publish statistics on 
cotton production, trade, consumption stocks and prices.

--  Technical Information - to facilitate the exchange of information 
and the development of better lines of communication among scientific 
workers in order to promote better understanding of research problems.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  USDA is prohibited from producing cotton price analyses and 
projections - the ICAC provides these projections to the international 
cotton community.

--  The U.S. cotton industry supports continued membership in ICAC and 
regularly attends the ICAC annual plenary meetings.

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15.  International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
     Monte Carlo, Monaco

BUDGET               Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                         ($M)        (%)       ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed)  2.3         4.5%      0.1
1994 Extrabudgetary      0.0         0.0%      0.0
1994 Total               0.0         0.0%      0.1

STAFF               Professional  U.S.Share  U.S. Share
                       (#)           (%)        (#)
1994 Regular Staff     7          14.3%         1
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0%         0
1994 Total Staff       7          14.3%         1


Current Head: Christian Andreasen (U.S.), Rear Admiral, NOAA.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes.

Governing Body Meetings:  General Conference every five years - a 3-
member Directing Committee administers and guides the program between 
sessions of the Congress.

Mission:  Establish a close and permanent association with the 
hydrographic offices of member states, with a view to rendering 
navigation easier and safer throughout the world.

IHO Program Objectives:

--  Establish norms for the surveying, sounding and charting of bodies 
of water.
--  Improve methodologies of hydrographic surveys.
--  Coordinate the activities of national hydrographic offices.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  U.S. obtains hydrographic survey data and often the right to 
reproduce foreign charts for use in chart portfolios.
--  High standards of IHO-approved charts increases safety at sea; 
promotes trade and reduces the threat of environmental pollution from 
ship groundings.

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16.  International Institute for the Unification of Private Law 
(UNIDROIT)
     Rome, Italy

BUDGET               Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                        ($000)      (%)     ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 1642.7    6.2%      102.0
1994 Extrabudgetary        6.8    0.0%        0.0
  (from govts.)
1994 Extrabudgetary        4.1    0.0%         0.0
  (others)
1994 Total              1653.6               102.0

STAFF               Professional  U.S.Share  U.S. Share
                         (#)         (%)        (#)
1994 Regular Staff        9         0.0%         0
1994 Extrabudgetary       1         0.0%         0
1994 Total Staff         10         0.0%         0


Current Head:  Malcolm Evans (UK) - term expires 1998 - U.S. supported 
reappointment in 1993 in cooperation with WEO states.

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. is fully represented at all levels of 
policy-making; a U.S. national is a member of the elected Governing 
Council.

Governing Body Meetings:  N/P

Mission:  To harmonize private law in different countries.

UNIDROIT Program Objectives:

--  Facilitate international commerce and remove obstacles to 
transborder legal activities created by unnecessary conflicts between 
laws and legal systems.

--  Ensure that the needs of private commercial sectors, as well as 
governmental interests, are reflected in its conventions to that its 
legal products are broadly acceptable and effective in the market place.

--  Provide training in adoption and use of UNIDROIT conventions and 
other work products, principally for less developed countries whose 
adherence and use of these approved texts would facilitate international 
commerce.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Important forum for U.S. private sector and other interests to 
ensure that the international agenda for law unification work takes U.S. 
interests into consideration.

--  U.S. membership since 1964 has ensured that American law and 
procedures, and commercial, trade and other practices, are fully 
factored into UNIDROIT's work products.

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17.  International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG)
     London, England

BUDGET               Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                      ($000)      (%)         ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 750.0     6.2%        46.6
1994 Extrabudgetary       0.0     0.0%         0.0
1994 Total              750.0     6.2%        46.6

STAFF              Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                      (#)           (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff     5           0.0%           0
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff       5           0.0%           0

Current Head:  Rolf Boehnke (Germany) - term expires 12/96

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes

Governing Body Meetings:  Standing committee meets at least twice 
annually (October and May).

Mission:  Collect and disseminate information on production and 
consumption statistics for lead and zinc.

ILZSG Program Objectives:

--  Improve the transparency in the lead-zinc world markets by producing 
and disseminating a wide variety of statistics.

--  Provide a forum for discussion of market trends, new technologies, 
government policies and environmental issues affecting the lead-zinc 
industries.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Increased market transparency is important to the operation of a 
competitive market.

--  For a modest contribution, ILZSG provides the industry and 
government up-to-date information on supply/demand statistics, leading 
to effective forecasting and long term planning.

--  The annual meetings provide a forum for industry/government contacts 
and for the discussion of relevant concerns without political agendas or 
market intervention measures.

--  Better information on worldwide investment opportunities and new 
technologies.

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18.  International Natural Rubber Organization (INRO)
     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BUDGET             Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                       ($M)        (%)         ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 2.1       14.5%         0.3
1994 Extrabudgetary     0.0        0.0          0.0
1994 Total              2.1       15.0%         0.3

STAFF             Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                      (#)           (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff     8          12.5%          1
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0           0
1994 Total Staff       8          12.5%          1


Current Head:  Pong Sono (Thailand) - term expires 12/95

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes

Governing Body Meetings:  Council meets twice a year in May and November 
Special sessions usually attended by embassy.

Mission:  Manages the natural rubber buffer stock to stabilize price 
fluctuations in an historically volatile market.

INRO Program Objectives:

--  To achieve balanced growth between the supply and demand for natural 
rubber, alleviating the cycle of surplus/shortage that formerly 
characterized the market.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Maintenance of the buffer stock prevents price spikes or declines in 
natural rubber markets, leading to a less cyclical rubber market.

--  By maintaining a stable price regime, stable supplies of rubber are 
guaranteed and long-term investment in rubber production is encouraged, 
resulting in lower prices for finished products to U.S. consumers.


*  The government of Malaysia and City of Kuala Lumpur provide office 
space, security staff--value unknown.

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19.  International Office of Epizootics (IOE)
     Paris, France

BUDGET               Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                       ($000)       (%)          ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 3000.0     3.3%         100.0
1994 Extrabudgetary        0.8     0.2%           0.0014
1994 Total              3000.8     3.3%         100.0

STAFF              Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                     (#)            (%)         (#)  
1994 Regular Staff     5          20.0%          1
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0%          0
1994 Total Staff       5          20.0%          1


Current Head:  Jean Blancou (Swiss) - Appointed by the General Committee 
to a five-year term.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes.  Governed by the whole General Committee, 
founded 1924. U.S. a member since 1976.  Currently 127 members

Governing Body Meetings?  General Committee meets once a year, usually 
in May.  Regional commissions also meet on an annual or ad hoc basis 
(usually March for the Americas).

Mission:  To inform governmental veterinary services of the occurrence 
and course of epizootics (parasites) which could endanger animal or 
human health

OIE Program Objectives:

--  Promote and coordinate international livestock disease research.

--  Collect and disseminate to government veterinary services facts and 
documents concerning the course and cure of epizootic diseases.

--  Examine international disease control agreements and assist in their 
enforcement.

--  FAO's Codex Alimentarius relates to human health concerns. OIE's 
International Sanitary Code covers animal health.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  The U.S. is widely viewed as world center of veterinary medical 
research.  OIE is a valuable channel for dissemination of U.S. findings 
and helps apprise us of overseas research and infection developments.

--  Often U.S. involvement results in international adoption of U.S. 
inspection standards, allowing us to import and export animal products 
which conform to our domestic health standards.

--  As the only international animal health forum in the world, OIE will 
set animal trade standards for WTO/GATT.  Its work means safer trade of 
meat and breeding stock world-wide.

--  Provides early warning of health crises.  Can take most of the 
credit for control of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease.


*  All contributions are from governments.  The U.S. contributed 
$1,413.00.

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20.  International Office of the Vine and Wine (OIV)
     Paris, France

BUDGET                 Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                        ($000)       (%)             ($000) 
1994 Regular (Assessed)  941.0      5.1%              48.0
1994 Extrabudgetary        0.0      0.0%               0.0
1994 Total               941.0      5.1%              48.0

STAFF               Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                       (#)            (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff      13           0.0%           0
1994 Extrabudgetary      1         100.0%           1
1994 Total Staff        14           7.1%           1


Current Head:  Robert Tinlot (France) - elected for five-year term 
ending 12/31/95.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes - (1) General Assembly (2) Executive 
Committee (3) Scientific and Technical Committee.  All member 
governments are represented at the first two, and, on the third, the 
U.S. holds two, 3-year positions ending 12/97.

Governing Body Meetings:  The General Assembly meets annually.  The 
other committees meet semi-annually usually in spring and fall.

Mission:  Address non-tariff issues bearing on world production, supply 
and distribution in the wine and viticultural sectors.

OIV Program Objectives:

--  Facilitate trade through the reduction or elimination of non-tariff 
barriers.

--  Harmonize regulatory requirements governing labeling, packaging, 
marketing, etc.

--  Promote wholesome and improved production practices (e.g, unleaded 
equipment, reduced pesticide levels, etc.).

--  Study the effects of wine and wine-derived products on human 
nutrition.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Supports U.S. initiatives to expand wine, brandy and viticultural 
exports. U.S. wine exports have increased by 158% since 1988, and 
present U.S. wine, brandy and viticultural exports total more than $550 
million.

--  Ensures product integrity in world commerce.

--  Protects public health at the international level; disseminates 
information, globally, on the responsible consumption of wine and wine-
derived beverages.

--  Establishes intergovernmental communications channels to expedite 
resolution of international incidents involving impediments to trade, 
contamination, marketing fraud, etc.


*  U.S. industry funds one professional staff member 

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21.  International Organization for Legal Metrology (IOLM)
     Paris, France

BUDGET               Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution 
                       ($M)         (%)            ($M) 
1994 Regular (Assessed) 1.1        9.1%            0.1
1994 Extrabudgetary     0.0170    33.3%            0.0057
1994 Total              1.1        8.9%            0.1

STAFF             Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                      (#)           (%)         (#)  
1994 Regular Staff     5          20.0%          1
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0%          0
1994 Total Staff       5          20.0%          1


Current Head:  Bernard Athene (France) - permanent director.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes.  All membs have one representative on the 
International Committee. 

Governing Body Meetings:  The International Committee must meet at least 
once a year, but has in fact been meeting more frequently.  The supreme 
governing body, the International Conference, must meet at least every 5 
years, but has in recent times been meeting every four years.

Mission:  To provide international standards in the field of legal 
measuring instruments.

IOLM Program Objectives:

--  Recommend uniform international requirements for scientific and 
measurement instruments used in industry and commerce.
--  Assist in the development of model laws and regulations for 
consideration by member states.
--  Serve as a center of documentation and information exchange in legal 
metrology.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Guarantees international standards for calibration of measuring 
instruments, e.g., scales and gasoline pumps.
--  Promotes free trade of commodities and services that involve 
measurements.
--  Serves as a resource to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and 
Technology.

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22.  International Rubber Study Group (IRSG)
     Wembley, England

BUDGET             Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                      ($000)       (%)           ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed)  768.0      9.4%          72.0
1994 Extrabudgetary        0.0      0.0%           0.0
1994 Total               768.0      9.4%          72.0

STAFF              Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                      (#)            (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff      4           0.0%           0
1994 Extrabudgetary     0           0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff        4           0.0%           0


Current Head:  Morris Caine (UK) - term expires 3/97.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes.

Governing Body Meetings:  Annual assembly in Spring (May).  Quarterly 
meetings with embassy representatives.

Mission:  Forum for study of production, processing, distribution and 
consumption of natural and synthetic rubber. Promotes long-term planning 
and efficient use of resources in the industry.

IRSG Program Objectives:

--  Promote understanding of long-term trends of future rubber (natural 
and synthetic) production and consumption.
--  Provide accurate statistics to all members of the rubber industry 
community.
--  Promote research projects. 

Benefits to U.S.:

--  U.S. is world's largest rubber consumer: The flow of accurate 
information on market trends is important for the U.S. economy.  Quick 
dissemination of technical information on supply and demand promotes 
American competitiveness.

--  U.S. contribution leverages contributions from other members.  The 
combined result is greater transparency in the market, which promotes 
market efficiency, directly benefitting U.S. industry and consumers.

--  Better information on worldwide investment opportunities and new 
technologies.

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23.  International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)
     Zurich, Switzerland

BUDGET               Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                        ($000)      (%)         ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed)  254.0      3.1%         8.0
1994 Generated Funds*    275.0      0.0%         0.0
1994 Total               529.0      1.5%         8.0

STAFF              Professional   U.S. Share   U.S. Share
                      (#)            (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff      4            0.0%          0
1994 Extrabudgetary     0            0.0%          0
1994 Total Staff        4            0.0%          0


Current Head: Heinz Schmid (Swiss) - Executive Officer
Donald J. Scott (New Zealand), President, term expires June 1995. 

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes, third year of second three-year term.  
ISTA elections Executive Board members.

Governing Body Meetings:  ISTA Congress - triennial meeting in June, 
Executive Board - one year prior to Congress.

Mission:  Promote uniformity in seed testing worldwide.

ISTA Program Objectives:

--  Develop official rules for testing seed in international trade.
--  Accredit laboratories to issue international seed lot quality 
certificates.
--  Promote seed research and technology.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Ensures that U.S. seed exporters have access to world markets 
through the use of approved uniform testing methods.
--  Helps keep U.S. produced seed competitive in international markets.
--  Provides that high quality imported seed is available to U.S. 
markets.


* Funds generated from the sale of goods and services by ISTA. 

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24.  International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
     Yokohama, Japan

BUDGET              Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                       ($M)          (%)        ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 3.4          2.8%         0.1
1994 Extrabudgetary *   0.0          0.0%         0.0
1994 Special Account   10.1          9.9%         1.0
1994 Total             13.5          8.1%         1.1

STAFF            Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                    (#)            (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff   14           14.3%         2
1994 Extrabudgetary   8            0.0%         0
1994 Total Staff     22            9.1%         2

*  Government of Japan and Yokohoma City cover office space, meetings, 
some personnel costs.


Current Head:  Dr. B.C.Y. Freezailah (Malaysia) - term expires 3/96.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes.

Governing Body Meetings:  The Council and three subsidiary Permanent 
Committees meet twice annually in May and November.

Mission:  Provide a forum for producers and consumers to address all 
aspects of tropical timber trade and production, including sustainable 
management of production forests.

ITTO Program Objectives

--  Increase transparency of the tropical timber market.
--  Promote sustainable management of tropical production forests.
--  Promote research and development aimed at improving the sustainable 
management of tropical forests.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Improve availability of market information for U.S. importers of 
tropical timber for furniture, panelling, plywood and other wood 
products ($520 million U.S. trade in tropical timber in 1993).

--  ITTO activities in identifying markets for lesser known species 
promotes better utilization of the resource base and provides consumers 
with greater variety, which helps keep costs down.

--  Provides forum to promote sustainable forest management consistent 
with the goals of the UN Conference on Environment and Development.


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25.  International Tropical Timber Organization
     Voluntary Program
     Yokohama, Japan

BUDGET            Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution 
                       ($M)      (%)        (#)
1994 Regular (Assessed) *         *           *
1994 Project Account  10.1      9.9%         1.0
1994 Total            10.1      9.9%         1.0

STAFF             Professional   U.S.Share    U.S. Share
                     (#)            (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff    22           0.0%           0
1994 Extrabudgetary    8          25.0%           2
1994 Total Staff      30           6.7%           2

*   also funded from CIO appropriation.


Current Head:  Dr. B.C.Y. Freezailah (Malaysia) - term expires 3/96.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes.

Governing Body Meetings:  The Council and three subsidiary Permanent 
Committees meet twice annually in May and November.

Mission:  Provides a forum for producers and consumers to address all 
aspects of tropical timber trade and production, including sustainable 
management of production forests.

ITTO Special Account Program Objectives:

--  Develop consensus guidelines for all aspects of the tropical 
forestry economy from forest management to market transparency.
--  Allow countries to engage in projects to learn more about all 
aspects of the tropical forest economy.
--  Promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in 
tropical timber and the improvement of the trade's structural 
conditions.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Access to a long-term supply of tropical wood is encouraged through 
programs to encourage the sustainable utilization and conservation of 
the tropical resource.
--  Projects designed to examine the mechanical properties and potential 
end uses of secondary tropical woods expands the resource base and 
potential industrial choices and uses.


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26.  International Wheat Council (IWC)
     London, United Kingdom

BUDGET              Resources   U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                     ($000)       (%)           ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 2022.6     17.2%         348.0
1994 Extrabudgetary        0.0      0.0%           0.0
1994 Total              2022.6     17.2%         348.0

STAFF             Professional    U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                  (#)             (%)            (#)
1994 Regular Staff     6          16.7%           1
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff       6          16.7%           1


Current Head:  Daniel Amstutz (U.S) - to resign April 10, 1995.

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. a member of the Executive Committee.

Governing Body Meetings:  Semi-annual meetings held in June and 
December.

Mission:  To further international cooperation in all aspects of trade 
in grains.

IWC Program Objectives:

--  Promote expansion of international trade in grains and secure the 
freest possible flow of this trade.
--  Provide a forum for exchange of information and discussion of 
members' concerns regarding trade in grains.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  U.S., world's larget exporter of grains, benefits from the expansion 
of international trade and from securing the freest possible flow of 
this trade.
--  Within context of the IWC's Food Aid Committee, Japan purchases a 
significant amount of wheat from the U.S. in order to fulfill its annual 
food aid pledge.

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27.  Interparliamentary Union
     Geneva, Switzerland

BUDGET               Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                      ($000)      (%)         ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 7000.0   13.6%        954.0
1994 Extrabudgetary      452.3    0.0%         0.0
  (from govts.)
1994 Extrabudgetary       82.3    0.0%         0.0
  (in kind)
1994 Extrabudgetary      165.3    0.0%         0.0
  (other)
1994 Total              7699.9   12.4%       954.0

STAFF               Professional U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                       (#)         (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff    14          14.3%          2
1994 Extrabudgetary    1           0.0%          0
1994 Total Staff      15          13.3%          2


Current Head:  Dr. Ahmed Fathy Sorour (Egypt) - President of the Inter-
Parliamentary Council (IPC - governing body); elected by the IPC; term 
of office 3 years; next election - September 1997.

Pierre Cornillon (France), Secretary General of the IPC - term of office 
4 years; next election - January 1999.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes - Governing body is the IPC, composed of 
two representatives of each member parliament.

Governing Body Meetings:  Twice a year, March/April and 
September/October - exact dates/venues determined by the IPC.

Mission:  To help establish and develop representative institutions and 
advance international peace and cooperation.

Interparliamentary Union Program Objectives:

--  Promote personal contacts between delegates of each national 
parliamentary group.
--  Unite parliamentarians in common action to secure and maintain the 
full participation of their respective governments and to support the 
work of the UN.
--  Facilitate dialogue and personal meetings among parliamentarians 
worldwide.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Provides a structured forum where Congressional delegates promote 
U.S principles and the importance we attach to multi-party democracy, 
the rule of law, and the universality of such values.
--  Enables the Congress to share with foreign colleagues, particularly 
from emerging democracies, U.S. experiences regarding legislative 
functions and executive-legislative relations.

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28.  Korean Energy Development Organization (KEDO)
     New York, NY

BUDGET              Resources  U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                     ($M)        (%)          ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 0.0      25.0%         0.0 *
1994 Extrabudgetary     0.0       0.0%         0.0
1994 Total              0.0       0.0%         0.0

STAFF              Professional   U.S.Share    U.S. Share
                      (#)           (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff     0           0.0%           0
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff       0           0.0%           0

*  not yet funded


Current Head:Executive Director will be an American citizen, assisted by 
two deputy directors one from Japan and one from South Korea. 

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. will be Chairman of the Executive Board, 
which will consist of the U.S., South Korea and Japan.

Governing Body Meetings:  N/A - KEDO will be established in New York.  
Frequency of Executive Board meetings has not yet been determined.

Mission:  To ensure that nuclear materials, equipment or technology 
transferred to the DRPK in connection with projects undertaken by KEDO 
will be used only for peaceful purposes, and in a manner that ensures 
the safe use of nuclear energy.

KEDO Program Objectives:

--  To implement the Agreed Framework signed between the U.S. and the 
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on October 21, 1994.

--  To manage the financing and construction of the light water reactor 
(LWR) project in North Korea, provide heavy oil to the DPRK, and 
implement other aspects of the Agreed Framework.

--  To coordinate cooperation among interested parties in the 
international community and to facilitate the financing and execution of 
projects needed to implement the Agreed Framework.

--  To ensure that nuclear materials, equipment, or technology 
transferred to the DPRK in connection with projects undertaken by KEDO 
will be used exclusively for such projects, only for peaceful purposes, 
and in a manner that ensures the safe use of nuclear energy.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  The establishment of KEDO is critical to U.S. national security 
interests.

--  The Agreed Framework addresses U.S. and international concerns about 
the DPRK's nuclear weapons program, and if fully implemented, will 
ultimately lead to the complete dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear 
weapons capability.

--  KEDO marks an important step towards peace and security in Northeast 
Asia and the goal of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula by ensuring full 
North Korean compliance with its non-proliferation obligations.

--  Likelihood for success in extending the Non-Proliferation Treaty 
(NPT) indefinitely will be increased through international support for 
and implementation of the Agreed Framework.

--  KEDO offers us an invaluable mechanism for engaging the DPRK on 
other issues of U.S. concern such as missile proliferation, terrorism, 
and human rights.


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29.  North Atlantic Assembly
     Brussels, Belgium

BUDGET              Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution 
                      ($M)       (%)          ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 2.9       23.4%        0.7
1994 Extrabudgetary     0.0        0.0%        0.0
1994 Total              2.9       25.3%        0.7

STAFF            Professional   U.S. Share   U.S. Share
                     (#)           (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff    14          14.3%          2
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0%          0
1994 Total Staff      14          14.3%          2


Current Head:  President Karsten Voigt

U.S. on Governing Board?  There is no governing board at this time.  
U.S. Congressman Charlie Rose will be treasurer beginning in May 1995.

Governing Body Meetings:  NAA meets twice a year in plenary session, in 
national capitals on a rotating basis.  Delegates are nominated by their 
parliaments according to party representation. 

Mission:  Act as inter-parliamentary assembly of NATO member countries 
and as link between NATO authorities and member parliamentarians.

North Atlantic Assembly Program Objectives:

--  Allow Alliance legislators to convey national concerns and to inform 
each other of different national and regional perspectives.

--  Help build a general political consensus in the Assembly.

--  Make recommendations to national governments, parliaments, other 
relevant organizations and the NATO Secretary General.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Provides a forum where European and North American parliamentarians 
meet regularly to analyze and discuss issues of common interest and 
concern.

--  Gives an early indication of public and parliamentary concerns 
regarding Alliance policies.

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30.  North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
     Civil Budget
     Brussels, Belgium

BUDGET            Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                    ($M)         (%)          ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 143.6   23.4%        32.8
1994 Extrabudgetary       5.6    2.0%         0.1
1994 Total              149.2   22.1%        32.9

STAFF            Professional  U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                     (#)           (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff    400          10.8%        43
1994 Extrabudgetary     0           0.0%         0
1994 Total Staff      400          10.8%        43


Current Head: Secretary General Willy Claes (Belgium)

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes, all 16 NATO members are equal 
participants in the North Atlantic Council.

Governing Body Meetings:  The Council meets weekly at the ambassadorial 
level and twice a year at the level of foreign ministers.  Summits are 
held every few years on ad hoc basis.

Mission:  Safeguard the freedom and security of all its members by 
political and military means in accordance with the principles of the UN 
Charter.

NATO Program Objectives:

--  Defend the freedom of NATO members through political solidarity and 
adequate military defense to deter and, if necessary, repel all forms of 
aggression against them.

--  Maintain stability and establish a just and lasting peaceful order 
throughout Europe.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Gives the U.S. a seat at one of the principal decision-making tables 
of Europe.

--  Projects U.S. military and political influences in Europe through 
the forward presence of U.S. troops, joint training exercises, and 
military-to-military contacts.

--  Allows the U.S. to address crisis situations in a multilateral arena 
where our allies share the financial, military and political burden.


* Partial data: Information is not centrally collected

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31.  Organization of American States (OAS)
     Washington, D.C.

BUDGET              Resources  U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                      ($M)        (%)          ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 69.0     59.5%        45.8
1994 Extrabudgetary     47.1     62.7%        29.5
Total                  116.1     64.9%        75.3

STAFF             Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                      (#)          (%)        (#)
1994 Regular Staff     385       16.9%        75
1994 Extrabudgetary     65        6.1%         4
1994 Total Staff       450       17.6%        79


Current Head:  Cesar Gaviria Trujillo (Colombia) - term expires June 
1999.

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. is permanent member, and participates 
fully in all Permanent Council and General Assembly meetings.

Governing Body Meetings:  General Assembly meets annually in June but a 
special meeting can be convened at any time.  Permanent Council meets as 
needed but usually every other week at a minimum.

Mission:  To provide a multilateral forum for discussion and resolution 
of issues affecting the Western Hemisphere.

OAS Program Objectives:

--  Promote the effective exercise of representative democracy and 
protection of human rights.

--  Seek solutions to political, juridical, and economic problems that 
may threaten democratic governments.

--  Ensure the peaceful settlement of disputes among members

--  Promote, by cooperative action, economic, social, educational, 
scientific and cultural development.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Strengthening of democracy and protection of human rights in our 
neighbor countries creates better markets for U.S. goods and helps 
alleviate migration pressures.

--  Hemispheric trade and economic integration promote U.S. exports and 
create jobs.

--  The OAS creates model legislation and boosts cooperation in fighting 
narco-trafficking.

--  Helps resolve disputes peacefully, reducing chances of conflicts 
that might impact us.

--  OAS technical cooperation assists smaller member states to achieve 
economic modernization and development, increasing their capacity to 
import from the U.S.

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32.  Organization of American States
     Development Assistance Programs
     Washington, D.C.

BUDGET           Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                   ($M)        (#)           ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) *       *            *
1994 Extrabudgetary   26.5    41.5%        11.0
1994 Total            26.5    41.5%        11.0

STAFF           Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                (#)            (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff   N/P          N/P         N/P
1994 Extrabudgetary  N/P          N/P         N/P
1994 Total Staff     N/P          N/P         N/P

*  also funded from CIO (assessed) appropriation


Current Head:  Cesar Gaviria Trujillo (Colombia) - Term expires June 
1999.

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. is a permanent member of the organization 
and participates fully in all Permanent Council and General Assembly 
meetings.

Governing Body Meetings:  The General Assembly meets annually in June 
but a special General Assembly can be convened if needed anytime; the 
Permanent Council meets as needed, but usually every other week at a 
minimum.

Mission:  To complement member states' own development policies and 
initiatives, concentrating on OAS priority areas, including trade, 
economic integration, education, environment and strengthening 
democracy.

OAS Development Assistance Program Objectives:

--  Trade liberalization, increased market access, and economic 
integration.
--  Support for education and the generation of procuctive employment.
--  Rational use of natural resources and preservation of the 
environment.
--  Scientific development and access to technology.
--  Strengthened public and judicial administration.
--  Preservation of cultural and linguistic identity.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  The priorities of trade, democracy and the environment parallel U.S. 
priorities and support U.S. efforts in the hemisphere.
--  OAS development assistance programs further U.S. goals articulated 
at the Summit of the Americas.


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33.  OAS Fund for Strengthening Democracy
     Washington, D.C.

BUDGET            Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution 
                    ($M)         (%)            ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) *           *             *
1994 Extrabudgetary   1.8          57.1%         1.0
1994 Total            1.8          57.1%         1.0

STAFF           Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                   (#)            (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff  N/A           N/A          N/A
1994 Extrabudgetary   7          14.3%           1
1994 Total Staff      7          14.3%           1

*    also funded from CIO appropriation


Current Head:  Cesar Gaviria Trujillo (Colombia) - Term expires June 
1989.

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. is a permanent member of the organization 
and participates fully in all Permanent Council and General Assembly 
meetings.

Governing Body Meetings:  The General Assembly meets annually in June, 
but a special General Assembly can be convened if needed at any time - 
the Permanent Council meets as needed but usually every other week at a 
minimum.

OAS Fund Program Objectives

--  Build democracy by promoting free and fair elections (including by 
election observations), providing technical assistance to strengthen 
indigenous capacity of electoral institutions and strengthening 
democratic institutions in member states.

--  Promote national reconciliation (currently, by participating in 
peace process in Guatemala, CIAV in Nicaragua, Suriname reconciliation, 
and in Haiti via the International Civilian Mission to observe elections 
and defend human rights).

Benefits to U.S.:

--  The USG has a long-term, priority goal of promoting democracy as a 
means of fostering political stability and the conditions for economic 
growth.

--  OAS acceptance of a similar mission multilateralizes our effort, 
attracting cooperative assistance of other democracies from inside our 
hemisphere, Europe and Japan.


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34.  Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
     Paris, France

BUDGET              Resources   U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                      ($M)        (%)           ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 243.6      25.0%        50.4
1994 Extrabudgetary      32.4      17.0%         5.5
1994 Total              286.3      23.6%        67.4

STAFF             Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                     (#)            (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff   800          15.5%         124
1994 Extrabudgetary    0           0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff     800          15.5%         124


Current Head:  Jean-Claude Paye - term expires May 1996.  His successor 
will be Donald Johnston (Can).

U.S. on Governing Board?  An American is principal Deputy Secretary.  
U.S. citizens also hold several important committee chairmanships and 
head three of the eleven directorates.

Governing Body Meetings:  Ministerial held annually, 4-8 weeks prior to 
the G-7 Summit.  The Executive Committee in Special Session meets twice 
yearly.

Mission:  Promote policies to foster open international trade and 
investment system, while encouraging economic growth and efficiency.

OECD Program Objectives:

--  Press for structural reform in member countries and countries in 
transition, e.g. loosening government controls, removing barriers to 
commercial activity, reforming welfare systems, etc.

--  Assist in the transition of former centrally planned economies to 
market-based ones.

--  Integrate environmental and economic policies and implement policies 
to reduce pollution.

--  Respond to possible energy supply disruptions through analysis of 
global supply/demand and early warning system. 

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Policy coordination with other developed countries in areas such as 
macroeconomics, trade, international finance, employment/labor, 
environmental standards and energy.

--  Offers venue for negotiation/conclusion of important international 
codes and agreement re: shipbuilding subsidies, capital movements, 
export credits, hazardous waste shipment, energy disruptions.

--  Provides analytic basis for issues taken up by the G-7, such as the 
employment study which laid groundwork for 1994 Detroit Jobs Conference.

--  Supports integration of Central European countries into 
international free market economic system.

--  Single source of standardized statistics on economic trends, health, 
education, energy, labor, and social issues.

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35.  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
     Washington, D.C.

BUDGET             Resources  U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution
                         ($M)         (%)        ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 82.2     59.4%        47.4
1994 Extrabudgetary    111.4      9.0%        10.0
1994 Total             193.6      0.0%         0.0

STAFF               Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                       (#)           (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff     242          19.0%          46
1994 Extrabudgetary     34          23.5%           8
1994 Total Staff       276          19.6%          54

Current Head:  Sir George Alleyne (Barbados) - term expires February 
1999.

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes, first year of three-year term.

Governing Body Meetings:  Pan-American Sanitary Conference, every four 
years, in September.  PAHO Directing Council, the other three years, in 
September.  Executive Committee, June and September.

Mission:  To coordinate efforts of Western Hemisphere countries to 
combat disease, lengthen life and promote physical and mental health of 
the people.

To serve as regional office of the World Health Organization for the 
Western Hemisphere.

PAHO Program Objectives:

--  To improve the coverage and impact of health services in the 
hemisphere.
 
--  To build on successful eradication of polio in the Americas in 
targeting measles for eradication.

--  To persuade countries to address the behavioral and lifestyle 
factors that underlie many health problems in the region.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Protection from infectious diseases results from PAHO work in 
disease control in other nations of the hemisphere.

--  Direct savings to the U.S. result from PAHO progress in controlling 
disease (e.g. eradication of polio in the Americas).

--  Participation in PAHO provides a vehicle to recognize the special 
interest of the U.S. in assisting its neighbors to have higher health 
standards.

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36.  Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH)
     Mexico City, Mexico

BUDGET             Resources  U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                         ($M)       (%)       ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 0.7      58.7%         0.4
1994 Extrabudgetary     0.1       0.0%         0.0
1994 Total              0.8      53.1%         0.4

STAFF             Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                     (#)            (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff     8            0.0%           0
1994 Extrabudgetary    0            0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff       8            0.0%           0


Current Head:  Chester Zelaya Goodman (Costa Rica) - term expires 
February 1998.

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. is a permanent member of the Directing 
Council and the General Assembly.

Governing Body Meetings:  Directing Council meets once a year and the 
General Assembly meets every four years.

Mission:  Encourage, coordinate and promote programs in the fields of 
geophysics, cartography, history and geography.

PAIGH Program Objectives:

--  Provide basic mapping structure for the hemisphere according to 
uniform criteria, such as topographic maps, aeronautical and 
navigational charts.

--  Disaster mitigation through the collection of data on seismic risk.

--  Training program for geographers to specialize in environmental 
impact studies, urban pollution consequences, data gathering and natural 
resources identification.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Data collected aid the U.S. Defense Mapping Agency in meeting its 
requirements for the hemisphere.
--  These data also enhance air traffic safety, law enforcement, natural 
resource exploration, trade, and other economic matters, and contribute 
to disaster mitigation.
--  Full, standardized mapping of the hemisphere assists assessment, 
planning and execution of development projects.
--  Clarification of boundaries through accurate maps facilitates 
resolution of boundary conflicts.

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37.  Pan American Railway Congress Association (PARCA)
     Buenos Aires, Argentina

BUDGET             Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                       ($000)      (%)          ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 96.0      26.0%        25.0
1994 Extrabudgetary      0.0       0.0%         0.0
1994 Total              96.0      26.0%        25.0

STAFF            Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                    (#)            (%)         (#)
1994 Regular Staff   1           0.0%           0
1994 Extrabudgetary  0           0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff     1           0.0%           0


Current Head:  Juan Carlos Marchi (Argentina), President, term of office 
indefinite

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes, Jolene M. Molitoris, Head of the National 
Railways Association

Governing Body Meetings:  Railway Congress meets every three years.  The 
Permanent Commission meets annually and is charged with supervision of 
PARCA's activities between meetings of the Congress.

Mission:  Promote development of public and private railways on the 
American continent.  Serve as forum for information exchange and 
research.

PARCA Program Objectives:

--  Exchange technical information and standardization of railway 
procedures and equipment.
--  Promote the environmental advantages of rail transport.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Participation develops markets for U.S. exports through contacts 
among rail leaders, transportation companies, labor, suppliers, 
operators and international government officials. 
--  Promotes the environmental advantages of rail transport.

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38.  Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC)
     Paris, France

BUDGET             Resources  U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                        ($000)   (%)        ($000)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 619.1   3.2%        19.9
1994 Extrabudgetary     N/A *   N/A *       25.0
1994 Total (estimate)   N/A *   N/A *       44.9

STAFF             Professional  U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                      (#)          (%)        (#)
1994 Regular Staff     4           0.0%        0
1994 Extrabudgetary    3           0.0%        0
1994 Total Staff       7           0.0%        0

*  Not available because accounts not yet settled at time of 
publication.


Current Head:  Bernard Fauveau (France)

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes, represented on the Permanent 
International Commission (PIC) and Executive Committee.

Governing Body Meetings:  EC meets twice yearly in October/November and 
March/April.

Mission:  Within context of wider transport policies, to improve 
international cooperation and foster progress in road transport 
policies; planning, construction, improvement and maintenance of roads; 
and the operation and management of road systems.

PIARC Program Objectives:

--  Address concerns of developed, developing and transitional 
countries.
--  Analyze road and road transport policy issues as an aid to decision-
makers.
--  Encourage research and exchange of information on research results 
and best practices.
--  Disseminate findings to the world road community.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Ready access to innovations developed abroad that can be applied in 
the U.S.
--  Promotion of international awareness of U.S. road expertise for the 
purpose of encouraging export of U.S. goods and services.

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39.  Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
     Geneva, Switzerland

BUDGET             Resources  U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution 
                     ($M)        (%)          ($M)
1994 Extrabudgetary  3.3        22.5%         0.8
1994 Total           3.3        22.5%         0.8

STAFF             Professional   U.S.Share    U.S. Share
1994 Extrabudgetary  N/P         N/P          N/P
1994 Total Staff     N/P         N/P          N/P


Current Head:  James McCraig (Canada), Interim Director

U.S. on Governing Board?  N/P

Governing Body Meetings:  Conference of the Contracting Parties meets 
every three years Standing Committee oversees work in interim.

Mission:  To provide a framework for international cooperation for the 
conservation and wise and prudent use of wetlands.

Ramsar Convention Program Objectives:

--  Maintenance of the Ramsar technical database of listed wetland sites 
of international importance.

--  Development of technical guidelines for formulating wetland site 
management plans and for working with communities towards the wise and 
sustainable use of their wetland resources.

--  Facilitation of international and especially regional cooperation 
through meetings and other contacts.

--  Funding of small scale projects for implementation of conservation 
and wise use practices in developing countries.

--  Monitoring and advising in cases where the ecology of particular 
sites is changing, or likely to change for the worse.

--  Dissemination of information about wetland benefits and values

Benefits to U.S.:

--  International demonstration of U.S. commitment to conservation of 
wetlands and migratory bird populations.

--  Enhancement of the U.S. role as a regional leader in wetlands 
conservation.

--  Opportunity to influence the development and implementation of the 
Convention as the principal intergovernmental framework for wetlands 
conservation.

--  Access to a worldwide network of wetland expertise.

--  Access to an established mechanism for targetting U.S. support for 
wetland and waterbird conservation programs in developing countries.

--  Opportunity for highlighting the international value of many U.S. 
wetlands through designation on the Ramsar List.

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40.  South Pacific Commission
     Suva, Fiji

BUDGET                Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                       ($M)         (%)           ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 6.6         17.2%         1.1
1994 Extrabudgetary    13.2          5.2%         0.7
1994 Total             19.8          9.2          1.8

STAFF            Professional   U.S.Share    U.S. Share
                     (#)          (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff   47           4.3%           2
1994 Extrabudgetary  34           8.8%           3
1994 Total Staff     81           6.2%           5


Current Head:  Ati George Sokomanu (Vanuatu) - term expires January 1996

U.S. on Governing Board?  Yes, U.S. is member of South Pacific Council 
(Governing Board) and Committee of Representatives of Governments and 
Administrations (ORGA).  U.S jurisdictions of Guam, American Samoa, and 
the Commonwealth of Mariana Islands are also full members. 

Governing Body Meetings:  Conference meetings occur annually in October; 
CRGA meets in May and October.

Mission:  Foster economic and social development within Pacific Island 
jurisdicions (including U.S. territories).

South Pacific Commission Program Objectives:

--  Provide technical advice, training, assistance, and dissemination of 
information on social, economic, and cultural needs and issues to the 
peoples of the 22 countries and areas in the Pacific region.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  The SPC is the key regional economic and development body, and the 
only one of the two major regional organizations of which the U.S. is a 
member.

--  Strengthens significantly U.S. ability to exercise influence in the 
region on a wide range of economic environmental, transportation and 
communication, and development issues.

--  South Pacific members have given us solid support on key 
multilateral issues and UN votes, and common environmental concerns.  
Continued participation helps maintain that support.

--  U.S. Pacific jurisdictions also benefit directly.

*  All received in cash: $9.9 Million from members, $3.3 Million from 
non-members.

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41.  The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
     Geneva, Switzerland

BUDGET                Resources  U.S.Share U.S Contribution
                        ($M)      (%)         ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed) 3.9      5.8%          0.2
1994 Extrabudgetary    12.2      8.2%          1.0
  (from govts.)
1994 Extrabudgetary    30.9 *     *             *
  (from others)
1995 Total             47.0

STAFF              Professional U.S.Share    U.S. Share
                       (#)        (%)           (#)
1994 Regular Staff      67       9.0%           6
1994 Extrabudgetary    N/A **     N/A           N/A
1994 Total Staff        67       9.0%           6

*  U.S. extrabudgetary contributions are drawn from a number of sources; 
the Swiss Government for example, has donated the Headquarters building 
and land

**  IUCN does not record staffing by type of budget


Current Head:  Dr. David McDowell - term expires December 1996

U.S. on Governing Board? Yes - IUCN President, Dr. Jay D. Hair and three 
members of IUCN Council are from the U.S.

Governing Body Meetings:  General Assembly meetings are held every three 
years - next meeting October 1996. Council meetings twice a year.

Mission:  To influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the 
world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure 
that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically 
sustainable.

IUCN Program Objectives:

--  To ensure the conservation of nature, and especially of biological 
diversity, as an essential foundation for the future.

--  To ensure that where the earth's natural resources are used, this is 
done in a wise, equitable and sustainable way.

--  To guide the development of human communities towards ways of life 
that are both of good quality and in enduring harmony with other 
components of the biosphere.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Conservation of biological diversity, upon which the U.S. 
pharmaceutical and agricultural industries are partly dependent.

--  Maintenance of a healthy natural global environment: clean air, 
water, the survival of threatened species, and the sustainable use of 
natural resources.

--  Effective implementation of land and water management practices 
based on sustainable use principles.

--  Technical support to international conventions of importance to the 
U.S. (i.e., Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species - 
CITES, World Heritage Convention, and the Ramsar Wetlands Convention).

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42.  World Conservation Union - Voluntary Program
     Geneva, Switzerland

BUDGET             Resources   U.S.Share  U.S. Contribution 
                     ($M)        (%)          ($M)
1994 Regular (Assessed)  *        *            *
1994 Extrabudgetary    43.1      2.3%         1.0
1994 Total             43.1      2.3%         1.0

STAFF            Professional   U.S.Share    U.S. Share
                    (#)           (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff    60           6.7%          4
1994 Extrabudgetary  N/P           N/P          N/P
1994 Total Staff      60           6.7%          4

*  also funded from CIO appropriation


Current Head:  Dr. David McDowell (New Zealand) - term expires December 
1996

U.S. on Governing Board?  Dr. Jay D. Hair, IUCN President, and three 
members of IUCN Council are from U.S.

Governing Body Meetings:  General Assembly meetings every three years - 
next meeting 10/96 Council meetings twice a year.

Mission:  To understand Earth's living systems and their capacity to 
withstand human use, and to provide information and services that will 
help communities achieve sustainable living.

IUCN Program Objectives:

--  To ensure the conservation of nature, and expecially of biological 
diversity, as an essential foundation for the future.

--  To ensure that when the earth's natural resources are used this is 
done in a wise, equitable and sustainable way.

--  To guide the development of human communities towards ways of life 
that are both of good quality and in enduring harmony with other 
components of the biosphere.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Conservation of biological diversity, upon which the U.S. 
pharmaceutical and agricultural industries are partly dependent.

--  Maintenance of a healthy natural global environment: clean air, 
water, the survival of threatened species, and the sustainable use of 
natural resources.


--  Effective implementation of land and water management practices 
based on sustainable use principles.

--  Technical support to international conventions of importance to the 
U.S. (i.e., Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species - 
CITES, World Heritage Convention, and Ramsar Wetlands Convention).

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43.  World Tourism Organization (WTO)
     Madrid, Spain

BUDGET             Resources   U.S.Share   U.S. Contribution
                       ($M)        (%)           (%) 
1994 Regular (Assessed) 7.5        4.9%         0.4
1994 Extrabudgetary     0.0        0.0%         0.0
1994 Total              7.5        4.9%         0.4

STAFF             Professional   U.S.Share   U.S. Share
                     (#)            (%)          (#)
1994 Regular Staff     29         3.4%           1
1994 Extrabudgetary     0         0.0%           0
1994 Total Staff       29         3.4%           1

Current Head:  Antonio Enriquez Savignac (Mexico) - Terms ends December 
1997

U.S. on Governing Board?  U.S. not a member of the Executive Council 
(EC).  The GA elects EC members.  The U.S. is a permanent member of the 
General Assembly (GA).

Governing Body Meetings:  General Assembly - biennial in October; 
Executive Council - biannual in May and October.

Mission:  Promotion of international travel and tourism.

WTO Program Objectives:

--  Ensure sustainable and sensible development of tourism.
--  Encourage increased private investment in tourism.
--  Promote tourism safety, improve standards and practices within the 
international tourism market. 
--  Seek removal of barriers to tourism and encourage the liberalization 
of trade in tourism services.

Benefits to U.S.:

--  Promotion of exports -- $60 billion in exports earnings (1994).  
Provides forum for the transfer of American technology and know-how 
abroad.
--  WTO market assessments help maximize U.S. share of international 
tourism.
--  More tourism to and from the U.S. generates jobs.
--  Improved safety of American travelers abroad.

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