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List of frequently used acronyms

ACC UN Administrative Committee on Coordination (now United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination, CEB)
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women
CIOMS Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences
CLADEM Committee for the Defense of the Rights of Women in Latin American and the Carribeans
CONGO Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Status with the UN
CSD Commission on Sustainable Development
CSO Civil Society Organisation
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
DAW Division for the Advancement of Women
DPKO Department of Peace Keeping Operations
EC European Commission
EU European Union
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FGM Female genital mutilation
GA UN General Assembly
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GCWD Global Coalition World Democracy 2010
ICC International Criminal Court or International Chamber of Commerce
ICPD International Conference on Population and Development , Cairo
ICTY International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yougoslavia
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IGO Intergovernmental organization
ILO International Labor Organization
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMO International Maritime Organization
INSTRAW UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
IPPF International Planned Parenthood Federation
ITU International Telecommunication Union
IUSSP International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
LDC Least Developed Countries
LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
LWF Learning without frontiers (UNESCO)
MDG Millennium Development Goals
MOST Management of Social Transformation Programme (UNESCO)
MPAN Millenium People’s Assembly Network
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NEPAD New Partnership for Africa’s Development
NGO Non-governmental organization
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
SG UN Secretary General
STD Sexually Transmitted Diseases
UN United Nations
UNAIDS UN Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNCTAD UN Conference on Trade and Development
UNDAF UN Development Assistance Framework
UNDP UN Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNDPA UN Department of Political Affairs
UNESCO UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFIP UN Fund for International Partnerships
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNGASS United Nations General Assembly Special Session
UNHCHR UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNHCR UN High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF UN Children’s Fund
UNIDO UN Industrial Development Organization
UNIFEM UN Women’s Fund
WACLAC World Association of Cities and Local Authorities Coordination
WB World Bank
WCPN World Citizen Party Network
WEDO Women’s Environment and Development Organization
WFP World Food Programme
WHO World Health Organization
WOCSOC World Civil Society Conference
WPAY World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond
WTO World Trade Organization