|Introduced:||Jun 18, 2015 114th Congress, 2015–2017|
|Status:||Enacted - Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2016 This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 16, 2016.|
|Sponsor:||Bob Corker, Junior Senator from Tennessee, Republican|
|Incorporated:||This bill incorporates provisions from: S. 2937: Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2017 Ordered Reported by Committee on May 17, 2016. 25% incorporated.|
- Jun 18, 2015: Introduced
- Jun 18, 2015: Ordered Reported by Committee
- Apr 28, 2016: Passed Senate
- Dec 1, 2016: On House Schedule
- Dec 5, 2016: Passed House with Changes
- Dec 10, 2016: Senate Agreed to Changes
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
- Dec 16, 2016: Enacted - Signed by the President
TITLE III--INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Subtitle A--United States Contributions to International Organizations
(Secs. 301/303) The Department shall annually submit a report to Congress describing: activities at the United Nations (U.N.) and its subagencies that can be construed to exhibit an anti-Semitic bias, the use of U.N. resources to promote anti-Semitic or anti-Israel rhetoric or propaganda, and U.S. actions taken to address such activities. The United Nations Participation Act of 1945 is amended to include in the President's annual U.N. report to Congress a description of of all U.S. assessed and voluntary contributions to the U.N. and its affiliated agencies and related bodies: (1) during the preceding fiscal year, (2) estimated for the fiscal year in which the report is submitted, and (3) requested in the President's budget for the following fiscal year.
Such report shall also include an accounting of U.S. peacekeeping assessments and contributions for U.N. peacekeeping operations.
The Office of Management and Budget (OPM) shall make such reports publicly available.
(Sec. 302) The Department's annual report to Congress on U.S. financial assistance is enlarged to include U.S. contributions to all international organizations and not just to those in which the United States is a member.
Such report shall include:
the amount of such contributions that were assessed by an international organization and the amount of such contributions that were voluntary; and the ratio of U.S. contributions to total contributions received for the U.N. and its agencies, peacekeeping, inter-American organizations, regional organizations, and other international organizations. (Sec. 304) Each time the U.N. General Assembly modifies the assessment levels for peacekeeping operations the Secretary shall submit a report to Congress describing: (1) the change, by amount and percentage, of the peacekeeping assessment charged to each member state; and (2) how the economic and strategic interests of each of the U.N. Security Council permanent members is served by each peacekeeping mission currently in force.
Subtitle B--Accountability at International Organizations
(Sec. 311) Prior to a vote on a resolution approving a new, or reauthorizing an existing, peacekeeping mission under the auspices of any multilateral organization in which the United States participates, the Department shall submit a related to Congress that includes:
a description of the measures taken and planned to be taken by the organization to prevent and hold accountable employees, contractors, or members of the mission forces from engaging in acts of trafficking in persons, exploitation of victims of trafficking, or sexual exploitation or abuse; an assessment of such measures' effectiveness; and an accounting and assessment of all cases in which the organization has investigated such allegations.
(Sec. 312) The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is amended to include in the Department's human rights report to the Speaker of the House and to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for each country that contributes personnel to U.N. peacekeeping missions, a description of: allegations of such personnel engaging in acts of trafficking in persons, exploitation of victims of trafficking, or sexual exploitation and abuse while participating in such a peacekeeping mission; repatriations of personnel resulting from such an allegation, and resulting actions taken by the country; and the extent to which such actions have been communicated by such country to the U.N. (Sec. 313) The Department shall submit a report to Congress that includes:
a comprehensive evaluation and prioritization of current U.N. peacekeeping missions; plans for ending any mission that has substantially met, or will not be able to meet, its objectives; and a plan for reviewing the status of open-ended mandates for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, and the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan. The President shall ensure that no new peacekeeping mission is approved by the U.N. without a periodic mandate renewal.
U.S. funding shall not be provided for any such mission without a periodic mandate renewal.
Subtitle C--Personnel Matters
(Sec. 321) The Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 is amended to require that the Department's report to Congress concerning U.S. citizen staffing at international organizations includes an assessment of U.S. representation among professional and senior-level positions at the U.N. and its specialized agencies.
(Sec. 322) The President shall use U.S. influence at the U.N. to establish procedures to determine comparable positions to those of officials at U.N. headquarters and limit salary increases.