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Major Department of State Publications

FY 2005 Performance and Accountability Report
Bureau of Resource Management
November 2005


Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments- August 2005 edition

This report reflects the importance the Administration and the U.S. Congress place upon compliance with arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and commitments. Such agreements and commitments only serve the national security interests of the United States if they are fully complied with. Other states' violations of such obligations can present grave threats to our security. For this reason, the United States places a very high priority upon verifying compliance with, and detecting violations of, such agreements and commitments - as well as upon ensuring that violators promptly return to compliance and that other would-be violators are deterred from breaking their own promises.

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Annual Budget Requests

The Department's Performance Budget submission comprises several volumes. The Summary and Highlights provides information about the International Affairs category, or Function 150, of the federal budget and includes funding requests for the programs and activities of several cabinet-level departments and independent agencies as well as numerous international organizations. The Budget in Brief provides specific information about the Department of State budget, and the Congressional Budget Justification volumes provide detailed information regarding all accounts. The Performance Summary is an integral component of the budget and was previously known as the Performance Plan.

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Battling International Bribery

Annual report by the Department of State on enforcement and monitoring of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Congressional Testimony

A Collection of transcripts from testimony by Department Officials appearing before the Congress.

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Consular Notification and Access

Instructions for Federal, state, and other local law enforcement and other officials regarding foreign nationals in the United States and the rights of consular officials to assist them.

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Country Background Notes

These handy guides provide information on a country's leaders, politics, economy, and relations with the U.S. Background Notes appear on the Department’s website before they are sent to press for GPO subscribers.

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Country Commercial Guides

Country Commercial Guides (CCGs) are prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. Government agencies. These reports present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis. The CCGs were established by recommendation of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, a multi-agency task force, to consolidate various reporting documents prepared for the U.S. business community.

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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Annual report submitted to the Congress by the Department of State regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights practices.

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Country Reports on Terrorism

Country Reports submitted annually to Congress by the Department of State on countries where terrorist acts have occurred, the status of cooperation against terrorism between the United States and selected countries, a report on state sponsorship of terrorism, and assessments of terrorist groups.

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Diplomacy: The U.S. Department of State At Work

This publication explains the State Department's role with foreign governments, international organizations, and the people of other countries. It also explains the Department's main goals: protecting the U.S. and Americans; advancing democracy, human rights, and other global interests; promoting international understanding of American values and policies; and supporting U.S. diplomats, government officials, and all other personnel at home and abroad who make these goals a reality.

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Diplomatic List

This publication contains the names of the members of the diplomatic staffs of all foreign missions and their spouses who are accredited to the U.S. Government. Members of the diplomatic staff are the members of the staff of the mission having diplomatic rank. These persons enjoy full immunity under provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

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Foreign Consular Offices in the U.S.

This publication contains a complete and official listing of the foreign consular offices in the United States, and recognized consular officers.

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Foreign Relations of the United States

This historical record of American foreign policy is produced by the State Department’s Office of the Historian. First published in 1861, Foreign Relations of the United States preserves a key part of American history in more than 350 individual volumes. Each volume documents the major foreign policy decisions and diplomatic activity of the U.S. Government and contains declassified records from the White House, the Department of State, and other foreign affairs agencies.

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International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Annual report submitted to the Congress by the Department of State, in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act, which describes the efforts of countries, including those that received U.S. assistance, in the fight against drugs, and Presidential narcotics certification determinations on drug producing and transit countries.

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International Religious Freedom Report

The Annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom in each country, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with P.L. 105-292 (105th Congress) and is cited as the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

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Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts

This directory lists key officers and their telephone and fax numbers from the Departments of State and Commerce and other U.S. agencies at Foreign Service posts that assist American business representatives around the world. It is only available on the Internet.

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Patterns of Global Terrorism

Annual report submitted to the Congress containing detailed assessments of countries where significant terrorist acts occurred, and countries about which Congress was notified pursuant to the Export Administration Act of 1979 (the so-called terrorism list of countries that have repeatedly provided state support for international terrorism).

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Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record

An annual report submitted to Congress highlighting actions taken by the U.S. Government to encourage respect for human rights. This report complements the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

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State Magazine

Published monthly by the Department to facilitate communication between management and employees at home and abroad and to acquaint employees with developments that may affect operations or personnel.

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The U.S. Department of State: A Guide to Doing Business

Lists useful information concerning the Department's procurement opportunities, points of contact, subcontracting opportunities, etc. This can be obtained in hard copy from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

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To Walk The Earth In Safety

Provides annual information on specific programs and accomplishments of the Department's efforts to eradicate persistent landmines--both anti-personnel and anti-vehicle--as well as unexploded ordnance wherever they threaten civilian populations or deny them access to their land, homes, markets, schools, churches, and hospitals.

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Trafficking in Persons Report

A comprehensive annual report on human trafficking around the world and what governments are doing to end it. The Trafficking in Persons Report serves as the primary diplomatic tool through which the U.S. Government encourages partnership and increased determination in the fight against forced labor and sexual exploitation.

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