22 U.S. Code § 2221 - General authority
When he determines it to be in the national interest, the President is authorized to make voluntary contributions on a grant basis to international organizations and to programs administered by such organizations, and in the case of the Indus Basin Development Fund administered by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to make grants and loans payable as to principal and interest in United States dollars and subject to the provisions of section 2151t(b) of this title, on such terms and conditions as he may determine, in order to further the purposes of subchapter I of this chapter.
No contributions by the United States shall be made to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East except on the condition that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency take all possible measures to assure that no part of the United States contribution shall be used to furnish assistance to any refugee who is receiving military training as a member of the so-called Palestine Liberation Army or any other guerrilla type organization or who has engaged in any act of terrorism.
In any case in which a fund established solely by United States contributions under this chapter or any other Act is administered by an international organization under the terms of an agreement between the United States and such international organization, such agreement shall provide that the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct such audits as are necessary to assure that such fund is administered in accordance with such agreement. The President shall undertake to modify any existing agreement entered into before November 14, 1967, to conform to the requirements of the preceding sentence. The Comptroller General shall report simultaneously to the Congress and the President the results of the audits conducted under this subsection.
The President is hereby authorized to permit United States participation in the International Fertilizer Development Center and is authorized to use any of the funds made available under this part for the purpose of furnishing assistance to the Center on such terms and conditions as he may determine.
It is the sense of the Congress that the President should instruct the appropriate representatives of the United States to the United Nations to encourage the specialized agencies of the United Nations to transfer the funding of technical assistance programs carried out by such agencies to the United Nations Development Program.
The President is authorized to permit the United States to participate in and to use any of the funds made available under subchapter I of this chapter after December 29, 1981, for the purpose of furnishing assistance (on such terms and conditions as the President may determine) to the International Food Policy Research Institute.
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (d), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 87–195, Sept. 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 424, as amended, known as the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2151 of this title and Tables.
References to subchapter I of this chapter are deemed to include parts IV (§ 2346 et seq.), VI (§ 2348 et seq.), and VIII (§ 2349aa et seq.) of subchapter II of this chapter, and references to subchapter II are deemed to exclude such parts. See section 202(b) of Pub. L. 92–226, set out as a note under section 2346 of this title, and sections 2348c and 2349aa–5 of this title.
1981—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–113, § 734(a)(1), struck out subsec. (b) which limited contributions to United Nations Development Program and restricted assistance to Cuba. See section 2370(f) of this title.
Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 97–113, § 734(a)(1), struck out par. (3) which required reports by the President and the General Accounting Office of their evaluation of reports of international organizations to United States representatives on those organizations. See section 2394 of this title.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 97–113, § 311(a), added subsec. (h).
1980—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 96–533, § 702(a), required the Comptroller General to report to Congress and the President the results of the audits.
Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 96–533, § 702(b)(1)–(3), substituted “organizations of external, professionally” for “organizations a single professionally”, “groups” for “group” in three places, “evaluation, and audits” for “and evaluation”, and “evaluation, or audit” for “and evaluation”.
Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 96–533, § 702(b)(4), (5), required audits of programs and activities and reports of professionally qualified groups to include such audits.
Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 96–533, § 702(b)(6), required the Comptroller General to include in the reports to Congress and the President his evaluation of the reports received by the United States representatives to the international organizations and related information.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 95–424 added subsec. (g).
1975—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 94–161 added subsec. (f).
1973—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 93–189 added subsec. (e).
1969—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 91–175 omitted provisions dealing with Israel and Arab governments taking steps toward repatriation of refugees and the extent and success of the United Nations and Arab governments to rectify refugees relief rolls, as criteria for the President to use in determining whether to furnish assistance for such refugees through contributions to the United Nations, omitted provisions dealing with amount of contribution for the fiscal year 1967, and expanded prohibition against the inclusion of members of other guerrilla type organizations or refugees engaged in any act of terrorism.
1967—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 90–137 added subsec. (d).
1966—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 89–583, § 107(a), authorized in the case of the Indus Basin Development Executive grants and loans payable as to principal and interest in United States dollars and subject to the provisions of section 2161(d) of this title.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 89–583, § 107(b), substituted “United Nations Development Program” for “United Nations Expanded Program of Technical Assistance and the United States Special Fund” and restricted economic or technical assistance to Cuba.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 89–583, § 107(c), substituted provisions limiting contributions by the United States for fiscal year 1967 to $13,300,000, for provisions limiting contributions for calendar year 1966 to $15,200,000 and prohibited the making of contributions assisting any refugee who is receiving military training as a member of the Palestine Liberation Army.
1965—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 89–171 limited contributions by the United States to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to $15,200,000 for the calendar year 1966.
Similar provisions were contained in Pub. L. 89–691, title I, § 100, Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 1018; Pub. L. 90–249, title I, § 100, Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 936; Pub. L. 90–581, title I, § 100, Oct. 17, 1968, 82 Stat. 1137.
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