Programs that provide technical assistance, training and personal and material resources to support the capacity-building efforts of developing nations with a focus on areas (such as agricultural and rural development, health, education, social welfare, small business development and industrial growth) which facilitate the host country's ability to provide for the basic needs of its people.
Programs that work to protect individuals around the world from denial of civil rights and liberties or from other arbitrary governmental interference, harassment, or abuse due to their political or religious beliefs, race, colour, gender, language, disability, national or ethnocultural origin, property, or other status.
Programs that provide emergency services and humanitarian aid for countries that are affected by conflict, natural disaster or poverty and whose populations have been deprived of food, shelter and other resources essential for survival.
Programs that promote world trade and strengthen international trade and investment. Services may include analyses of the competitiveness of specific industries, development of trade policies, negotiating market access and promoting exports through trade missions, shows and fairs in major markets overseas.
Programs that promote harmony and understanding among nations either globally or in a particular region of the world; discourage weapons development or proliferation or other activities that would contribute to a renewed arms race; engage in activities that promote peaceful ways of managing and settling international conflicts; or encourage mutual understanding between citizens of different countries through educational and cultural exchange programs and other activities that enable people to develop an appreciation for other societies, their culture and traditions.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.