Learn about the beta

Press Release

Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs
United States Department of State
November 30, 2017

This volume is part of a subseries of volumes of the Foreign Relations series that documents the foreign policy decision making of the administration of President Ronald Reagan. This volume addresses the administration’s foreign policy toward a myriad of non-military issues, many of which have grown in relevancy since the 1980s.

Diplomatic issues presented in this volume include: the foreign policy community and its response to the AIDS epidemic, the debate about international population and the emergence of the Mexico City policy, disaster relief in underdeveloped countries, changes in human rights policy brought about by Reagan policymakers, the decision not to sign the Law of the Sea Treaty, the global effort to protect the ozone layer, and international efforts to curb whaling practices.

This volume was compiled and edited by Alexander O. Poster. The volume and this press release are available on the Office of the Historian website at https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v41. Copies of the volume will be available for purchase from the U.S. Government Publishing Office online at http://bookstore.gpo.gov (GPO S/N 044-000-02693-7; ISBN 978-0-16-094161-0), or by calling toll-free 1-866-512-1800 (D.C. area 202-512-1800). For further information, contact history@state.gov.