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(p. xxiv) List of Abbreviations

(p. xxiv) List of Abbreviations

  • ACABQ Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions

  • ACC Administrative Committee on Coordination

  • ACP African, Caribbean, and Pacific states

  • ACUNS Academic Council on the United Nations System

  • ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations

  • ASP Assembly of States Parties

  • AU African Union

  • BTWC Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

  • CARICOM Caribbean Community and Common Market

  • CCA Common Country Assessment

  • CD Conference on Disarmament

  • CEB Chief Executives Board of Coordination

  • CEDAW Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

  • CERD Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

  • CHR Commission on Human Rights (became HRC in 2006)

  • CIS Commonwealth of Independent States

  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

  • CONGO Conference of Non‐Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

  • CSD Commission on Sustainable Development

  • CSW Commission on the Status of Women

  • CTC Counter‐Terrorism Committee

  • CTED Counter‐Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate

  • CWC Chemical Weapons Convention

  • DAW Division (of the UN Secretariat) for the Advancement of Women

  • DDR disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration

  • DESA Department of Economic and Social Affairs

  • DHA Department of Humanitarian Affairs

  • DPA Department of Political Affairs

  • DPI Department of Public Information

  • DPKO Department of Peacekeeping Operations

  • DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • (p. xxv)
  • DSG Deputy Secretary‐General

  • EAD Electoral Assistance Division

  • ECA Economic Commission for Africa

  • ECE Economic Commission for Europe

  • ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • ECOMOG Monitoring Group of ECOWAS

  • ECOSOC Economic and Social Council

  • ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

  • EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone

  • ERC Emergency Relief Coordinator

  • ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

  • ESCWA Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

  • EU European Union

  • FAO Food and Agriculture Organization

  • G‐7/G‐8 Group of Seven/Group of Eight

  • G‐77 Group of 77

  • GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

  • GDI Gender Development‐Related Index

  • GEM Gender Empowerment Measure

  • Habitat see UNCHS

  • HDI Human Development Index

  • HDR Human Development Report

  • HFA Health For All

  • HIPC Heavily Indebted Poor Countries initiative

  • HLP High‐level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

  • HPI Human Poverty Index

  • HRC Human Rights Council

  • HRR Humanitarian Response Review

  • IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency

  • IASC Inter‐Agency Standing Committee

  • IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

  • ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization

  • ICC International Criminal Court

  • ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

  • ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

  • ICISS International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty

  • ICJ International Court of Justice

  • ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross

  • ICSC International Civil Service Commission

  • (p. xxvi)
  • ICSID International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes [World Bank Group]

  • ICT International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY for the former Yugoslavia; ICTR for Rwanda)

  • IDA International Development Association

  • IDP internally displaced person

  • IEG Independent Evaluation Group

  • IEO Independent Evaluation Office

  • IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development

  • IFI international financial institution

  • IFOR Implementation Force [for the former Yugoslavia]

  • IGO intergovernmental organization

  • IHL international humanitarian law

  • IHR international health regulations

  • IJP international judges and prosecutors

  • ILC International Law Commission

  • ILO International Labour Organization

  • ILP international legal process

  • IMF International Monetary Fund

  • IMO International Maritime Organization

  • INSTRAW International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

  • INTERFET International Force for East Timor

  • IO international organization

  • IR international relations

  • IRC International Rescue Committee

  • ISAF International Security Assistance Force

  • ISO International Organization for Standardization

  • ITO International Trade Organization

  • ITU International Telecommunications Union

  • IWY International Women's Year

  • MDG Millennium Development Goal

  • MOP meeting of the parties

  • MSC Military Staff Committee

  • NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement

  • NAM Non‐Aligned Movement

  • NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  • NGO nongovernmental organization

  • NIEO New International Economic Order

  • NPT Nuclear Non‐Proliferation Treaty

  • OAS Organization of American States

  • (p. xxvii)
  • OAU Organization of African Unity (now AU)

  • OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

  • ODA Official development assistance

  • OECD Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development

  • OEOA Office for Emergency Operations in Africa

  • OHCHR Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • OHRM Office of Human Resources Management

  • OIC Organization of the Islamic Conference

  • OIOS Office of Internal Oversight Services

  • OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

  • OSAGI Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women

  • OSCE Organization for Security and Co‐operation in Europe

  • P‐5 five permanent members of the Security Council

  • PBC Peacebuilding Commission

  • PBSO Peacebuilding Support Office

  • PCA Permanent Court of Arbitration

  • PCIJ Permanent Court of International Justice

  • PHEIC public health emergencies of international concern

  • PKO peacekeeping operation

  • PRSP poverty reduction strategy paper

  • PWG Policy Working Group

  • RUF Revolutionary United Front

  • SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

  • SAM Sanctions Assistance Mission

  • SAMCOMM Sanctions Assistance Missions Communications Center

  • SFOR Stabilization Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • SPS sanitary and phyto‐sanitary measures

  • SRSG Special Representative of the Secretary‐General

  • TBT technical barriers to trade

  • TCN troop‐contributing nations

  • TNC transnational corporation

  • TWAIL Third World Approaches to International Law

  • UDHR Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • UfP Uniting for Peace

  • UK United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • UN United Nations

  • UNAEC United Nations Atomic Energy Commission

  • UNAMIR United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda

  • UNAMSIL United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone

  • (p. xxviii)
  • UNASOG United Nations Aouzou Strip Observer Group

  • UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

  • UNCHE United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

  • UNCHS United Nations Centre for Human Settlements [Habitat]

  • UNCITRAL United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

  • UNCLOS United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea

  • UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

  • UNDAF United Nations Development Assistance Framework

  • UNDP United Nations Development Programme

  • UNDRO United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator (Office of the)

  • UNEF United Nations Emergency Force

  • UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

  • UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

  • UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • UNFPA United Nations Population Fund

  • UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

  • UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund

  • UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization

  • UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women

  • UNIO United Nations Information Office

  • UNITA União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola)

  • UNITAF Unified Task Force

  • UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research

  • UNMIK United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

  • UNMOGIP United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

  • UNOSOM United Nations Operation in Somalia

  • UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

  • UNSCOM United Nations Special Commission

  • UNTAES United Nations Transitional Authority in Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium

  • UNTAET United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor

  • UNTSO United Nations Truce Supervision Organization

  • UNU United Nations University

  • UPU Universal Postal Union

  • US United States of America

  • USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

  • VAW violence against women

  • WFP World Food Programme

  • WHA World Health Assembly

  • (p. xxix)
  • WHO World Health Organization

  • WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization

  • WMD weapon of mass destruction

  • WMO World Meteorological Organization

  • WTO World Trade Organization

  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature