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United States General Accounting Office
       Washington, D.C. 20548


Expected at 2:00 p.m.
November 8, 1979

)4323               Statement of

                  Elmer B. Staats

       Comptroller General of the United States

 0'/         before a joint hearing of the

   Subcommittees on International Organizations and lt

             International Operations               Oil

         House Committee on Foreign Affairs

                  {United Nations Finances] c,4

Mr. Chairmen and Members of the Subcommittees:

     We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this hear-

ing and to express our views on financial management in the

United Nations system. As you are well aware, we, and members

of this Committee, have long been concerned, with the need to

improve financial management in the United Nations. Today, I

will focus on what is being done and what needs to be done to

cope with financial-management problems.

      In August, we issued a report, U.S. Participation in

 International Organizations: An Update, (ID-79-26,

 Aug. 10, 1979). We stated that recent actions by the Presi-

 dent and the Secretary of State have attempted to improve the '


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