Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Acronyms and Organisations

Arab League Arab League, informal name of the League of Arab States, a voluntary association of independent countries whose peoples are mainly Arabic speaking. 
CTC Counterterrorism Committee
DPA Department of Political Affairs
DPKO UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
EP Expert panel
EU European Union
FATF Financial Assets Task Force on Money Laundering 
Global Compact project Principles cover topics in human rights, labour and environment. At the World Economic Forum, Davos, on 31 January 1999, UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan challenged world business leaders to "embrace and enact" the Global Compact.
GSP Generalized System of Preferences
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation 
IGO Inter-governmental Organisation
ILO International Labour Organisation 
Interpol International Police Organisation 
IO International organization
Kimberley Process A negotiating process to establish minimum acceptable international standards for national certification schemes of import and export of rough diamonds. 
KM Khmer Rouge
MFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NGO Non Governmental Organisation
OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN
ODA Official Development Assistance
OECD Organisation for European Cooperation and Development 
OIP The Office of the Iraq Programme
PDK Party of Democratic Kampuchea also known as the Khmer Rouge
Rio Group An UN expert group working with poverty statistics. 
RUF Revolutionary United Front (Sierra Leone)
SACO Sanctions committee(s)
SADC Southern African Development Community
SC Security council
SCAD Security Council Affairs Division 
SCSOB Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch 
SRO Subregional organization
TS Targeted sanction(s)
UNGA United Nations General Assembly
UNITA National Union for the Total Independence of Angola
UNMOVIC United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission
UNSCOM United Nations Special Commission 
UNSCR United Nations Security Council Resolution. On UN Resolution website they are listed according to publication year.
WCO World Customs Organisation 
WG Working group
Wolfsberg Principles Guidelines for private banking relationships