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those planning to visit the Washington, DC, area. For more information, write to the National Gallery of Art, Office of Visitor Services, Washington, DC 20565. Phone, 202–842–6681; or for the hearing impaired (TDD), 202-842-6176. Volunteer Service Opportunities The Smithsonian Institution welcomes volunteers and offers a variety of interesting service opportunities. Individuals may serve as tour guides or information volunteers, or may participate in an independent program in which their educational and professional backgrounds are matched with curatorial or research requests from within the Smithsonian. For information, write to the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW., Washington, DC 20560. Phone, 202-357-2700. Volunteers with a hearing impairment may call (TTY) 202– 357-1729.
Volunteers at the National Gallery of Art may select from providing such services as giving tours of the permanent Gallery collection for children and adults in English or foreign languages; serving as art information specialists at the art information desks throughout the West and East buildings, and assisting the library staff on assorted projects. For further details, write the Education Division, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 20565. Phone, 202– 842-6246; or for the hearing impaired (TDD), 202-842-6176. For library volunteering inquiries, phone 202–842– 6510.
For information about volunteer opportunities at the Kennedy Center, write to Friends of the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC 20566. Phone, 202– 416-8000.
Members of the press may contact the Smithsonian Office of Public Affairs, 900 Jefferson Drive SW., Washington, DC 20560. Phone, 202–357-2627. All other inquiries should be directed to the Smithsonian Visitor Information Center, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW., Washington, DC 20560. Phone, 202–357-2700. TDD, 202–357–1729.
The State Justice Institute was established to award grants to improve judicial administration in the State courts of the United States.
-encourage education for judges and support personnel of State court systems.
To accomplish these broad objectives, the Institute is authorized to provide funds, through grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts, to State courts and organizations that can assist in the achievement of improving judicial administration of the State courts.
Sources of Information
The State Justice Institute was created by the State Justice Institute Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10701) as a private, nonprofit corporation to further the development and improvement of judicial administration in the State courts.
The Institute is supervised by a Board of Directors consisting of 11 members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Board is statutorily composed of six judges, a State court administrator, and four members of the public, of whom no more than two can be of the same political party. The goals of the Institute are to:
- direct a national program of assistance to ensure that all U.S. citizens have ready access to a fair and effective judicial system;
-foster coordination and cooperation with the Federal Judiciary;
-serve as a clearinghouse and information center for the dissemination of information regarding State judicial systems; and
Inquiries concerning the following
Grants—Chies, Program Division.
For further information, contact the State Justice Institute, Suite 600, 1650 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone, 703-684-6100.
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE
WALTER B. SLOCOMBE
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
Program for International Peace
RICHARD H. SOLOMON
The United States Institute of Peace was established to promote research, policy analysis, education, and training on international peace and conflict resolution.
The United States Institute of Peace is an The Jennings Randolph Program for independent Federal institution created International Peace provides fellowships and funded by Congress to develop and to scholars, doctoral candidates, disseminate knowledge about
practitioners, and other professionals to international peace and conflict
undertake research and other appropriate resolution. The Institute addresses this forms of work on issues of international mandate in three principal ways:
peace and the management of -by expanding basic and applied international conflicts. The Research and knowledge about the origins, nature, and Studies Program conducts conferences, processes
seminars, and study groups on issues of encompassing the widest spectrum of short- and long-term significance. approaches and insights;
The Jeannette Rankin Library Program -by disseminating this knowledge to has four main components: a specialized officials, policymakers, diplomats, and research library; a network with and others engaged in efforts to promote support for other libraries, both private international peace; and
and public; an oral history resource; and -by supporting education and
bibliographic as well as other data bases. training programs and providing
The Office of Communications fulfills information for secondary and university requests for speakers and media services, level teachers and students and the answers general inquiries, and conducts general public.
outreach programs in Washington, DC, The Institute's primary activities are and elsewhere. Institute-directed grantmaking, fellowships, in-house
activities under the Education and research projects, public education and Training Program include educational outreach activities, publications, and video programs, teacher training library services.
projects, and a National Peace Essay The Grants Program provides financial Contest for high school students. Institute support for research, information
publications include the Biennial Report services, education, and training. Eligible to Congress and the President; a grantees include nonprofit organizations; newsletter, Peace Watch; periodic official public institutions, such as public papers on selected topics, Peaceworks; schools, colleges, universities, libraries, and monographs, books, and special and State and local agencies; and reports generated from Instituteindividuals.
Sources of Information
For further information, contact the Office of Communications, United States Institute of Peace, Suite 700, 1550 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20005–1708. Phone, 202-457-1700.
MULTILATERAL INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES PARTICIPATES Explanatory note: The United States participates in the organizations named below in accordance with the provisions of treaties, other international agreements, congressional legislation, or executive arrangements. In some cases, no financial contribution is involved.
Various commissions, councils, or committees subsidiary to the organizations listed here are not named separately on this list. These include the international bodies for narcotics control, which are subsidiary to the United Nations.
1. United Nations, Specialized Agencies,
United Nations Mission to Prevlaka
Referendum in Western Sahara
Organization (Middle East)
Force (Golan Heights)
in India and Pakistan
III. Inter-American Organizations