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International Financial Assistance Projects Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Purpose of this program:

To support assistance projects relating to the protection of the health and welfare of our citizens and of all people. We work on border environments between the United States and Mexico, Canada, and the Arctic regions, protecting our citizens from threats that transcend national boundaries. We also work to prevent and minimize the risk of global threats such as stratospheric ozone and global climate change. Funding priorities: In FY 2005 OIA's are 1) Clean Air and Global Climate: (a) International Capacity Building (more people breathing cleaner air) - To provide technical assistance, training, information exchange and other forms of cooperation to enhance the capabilities of governments and other stakeholders to protect human health and the environment regionally and globally; (b) Climate Protection - Includes voluntary domestic and international programs that address greenhouse gases and climate change issues. Efforts are aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and mitigating the effects of global climate change on the environment and human health while growing the economy. 2) Clean and Safe Water: (a) International Capacity Building (water safe to drink) - To provide technical assistance, training, information exchange and other forms of cooperation to enhance the capabilities of governments and other stakeholders to protect human health and the environment regionally and globally.; (b) International Capacity Building (improve coastal and ocean waters)- To provide technical assistance, training, information exchange and other forms of cooperation to enhance the capabilities of governments and other stakeholders to protect human health and the environment regionally and globally. 3) Health Communities and Ecosystems: (a) International Capacity Building (reduce chemical and biological risks) - To provide technical assistance, training, information exchange and other forms of cooperation to enhance the capabilities of governments and other stakeholders to protect human health and the environment regionally and globally.; (b) POPs Implementation (reduce exposure to toxic pesticides and reduce chemical and biological risk)- To address toxics, including persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and selected metals that circulate in the environment at global and regional scales, by working with other countries to control the production or phase-out from the use of such chemicals.; (c) Environment and Trade (sustain community health) - Initiatives relating to trade, investment, undertaken bilaterally or in connection with the World Trade Organization (WTO), World Bank, European Union (EU), or Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC).; (d) U.S. Mexico Border (sustain and restore U.S. Mexico Border ecosystems) - Activities carried out under this program address the environment and the health of over 12 million people along the 3,100 kilometer stretch of the U.S. Mexico Border. The program is implemented in partnership with the ten Border States, U.S. tribal government and the Government of Mexico with its corresponding states and tribes. It addresses the Agency's major themes of clean air, clean water, and clean land.