APPENDIX G
International Affairs Strategic Goals1

  • Regional Stability: Strengthen the security of the United States and prevent instabilities from threatening the vital and important interests of the United States and its allies.

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction: Reduce the threat to the United States and its allies from weapons of mass destruction.

  • Open Markets: Open world markets to increase trade and free the flow of goods, services, and capital.U.S. Exports: Expand U.S. exports to $1.2 trillion early in the twenty-first century.

  • Global Growth and Stability: Increase global economic growth and stability.

  • Economic Development: Promote broad-based growth in developing and transitional economies to raise standards of living and lessen disparities of wealth within and among countries.

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The Pervasive Role of Science, Technology, and Health in Foreign Policy: Imperatives for the Department of State APPENDIX G International Affairs Strategic Goals1 Regional Stability: Strengthen the security of the United States and prevent instabilities from threatening the vital and important interests of the United States and its allies. Weapons of Mass Destruction: Reduce the threat to the United States and its allies from weapons of mass destruction. Open Markets: Open world markets to increase trade and free the flow of goods, services, and capital. • U.S. Exports: Expand U.S. exports to $1.2 trillion early in the twenty-first century. Global Growth and Stability: Increase global economic growth and stability. Economic Development: Promote broad-based growth in developing and transitional economies to raise standards of living and lessen disparities of wealth within and among countries. 1    Goals with STH content are highlighted in bold.

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The Pervasive Role of Science, Technology, and Health in Foreign Policy: Imperatives for the Department of State American Citizens: Protect the safety and security of American citizens who travel and live abroad. Travel and Migration: Manage fairly and effectively the entry of immigrants and foreign visitors into the United States. International Crime: Minimize the impact of international crime on the United States and its citizens. Illegal Drugs: Reduce the entry of illegal drugs into the United States. Counterterrorism: Reduce the number and impact of international terrorist attacks, especially on the United States and its citizens. Democracy and Human Rights: Open political systems and societies to democratic practices, the rule of law, good governance, and respect for human rights. Humanitarian Assistance: Prevent or minimize the human costs of conflict and natural disasters. Environment: Secure a sustainable global environment and protect the United States and its citizens from the effects of international environmental degradation. Population: Achieve a sustainable world population. Health: Protect human health and reduce the spread of infectious diseases. SOURCE: ''United States Strategic Plan for International Affairs, First Revision," released by the Office of Resources, Plans, and Policy, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., February 1999. See http://www.state.gov/www/global/general_foreign_policy/99_stratplan_toc.html_foreign_policy/99_stratplan_toc.html>.