APPENDIX XI

Abbreviations and acronyms

ABM
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
AFCONE
African Commission on Nuclear Energy (implementing mechanism of the Pelindaba Treaty)
APEC
ASEAN Pacific Economic Cooperation
APLMs
anti-personnel landmines
APMs
anti-personnel mines
APTN
Associated Press Television News
ARF
ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASEM
Asia Europe Meeting
ASTOP
Asian Senior-level Talks on Non-Proliferation
ATT
Arms Trade Treaty
AU
African Union
BCPR
Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (UNDP)
BIC
Bilateral Implementation Commission
BICC
Bonn International Centre for Convention
BMD
ballistic missile defence
BMS
biennial meeting of States parties to consider the implementation of the Programme of Action on SALW
BOMVIC
Baghdad Ongoing Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Centre
BWC
Biological Weapons Convention
C5
the five Central Asian States
CANWFZ
Central Asian nuclear-weapon-free zone
CARICOM
Caribbean Community
CASA
Coordinating Action on Small Arms
CBMs
confidence-building measures
CBW
chemical and biological weapons
CCW
Certain Conventional Weapons
CD
Conference on Disarmament
CENA
Centre d'etudes d'Afrique noire
CFE
Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe
CHD
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
CHR
Commission on Human Rights
CICA
Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia
CICAD
Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
CICTE
Inter American Committee against Terrorism
CIFTA
Consultative Committee of the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials
CMC
Cooperative Monitoring Center (US Sandia National Laboratories)
CNCCAI
National Commission for the Monitoring and Collection of Illicit Arms
CNS
Convention on Nuclear Safety
COARM
Code of Conduct on Arms Exports (European Union)
CONAPAQ
National Council for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
COPAX
Council for Peace and Security in Central Africa
CPPNM
Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material
CSBMs
confidence- and security- building measures
CSCAP
Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific
CTBT
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
CTBTO
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
CTBTO PrepCom
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive-Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
CTC
Counter-Terrorism Committee
CTED
Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate
CW
Chemical Weapons
CWC
Chemical Weapons Convention
CWDF
Chemical weapons destruction facilities
CW-RAPN
Chemical Weapons Regional Assistance and Protection Network (UNLiREC)
DDR
disarmament, demobilization and reintegration
DDA
Department for Disarmamemt Affairs
DESA
Department for Economic and Social Affairs
DEW
directed energy weaponry
DNP
disarmament and non-proliferation education
DPA
Department of Political Affairs
DPI
Department for Public Information
DPKO
Department of Peacekeeping Operations
DPRK
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
DU
depleted uranium
DWB
Defence White Books
EADRCC
Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre
EAPC
Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EAPCCO
Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization
EC
European Commission
ECAAR
Economists Allied for Arms Reduction
ECCAS
Economic Community of Central African States
ECLAC
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ECOMOG
Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Observer Group
ECOSAP
Economic Community of West African States small arms programme
ECOWAS
Economic Community of West African States
ECPS
Executive Committee on Peace and Security
ECS
Experts Communicating System
EEA
European Economic Area
EFTA
European Free Trade Association
EISAS
Information and Strategic Analysis Secretariat of the Executive Committee on Peace and Security
ERW
Explosive Remnants of War
ESDP
European Security and Defence Policy
EU
European Union
EU-ASAC
EU's Assistance on Curbing Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Kingdom of Cambodia
EURATOM
European Atomic Energy Community
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization
FMCT
Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
FMT
Fissile Material Treaty
FOC
Friends of the Chair
FSC
Forum for Security Cooperation (OSCE)
G-21
Group of 21
GCI
Global Communications Infrastructure
GCS
Global Control System
GGE
Group of Governmental Experts
GICHD
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
GIS
Group of Interested States on Practical Disarmament Measures
GRIP
Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur la Paix et la SÚcuritÚ (Belgium)
GSI
Global Security Institute
HCOC
Hague Code of Conduct (see ICOC)
HEU
high enriched uranium
HLTF
High Level Task Force
IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency
IANSA
International Action Network on Small Arms
ICAO
International Civil Aviation Organization
ICBL
International Campaign to Ban Landmines
ICBM
intercontinental ballistic missile
ICGEB
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
ICJ
International Court of Justice
ICOC
International code of conduct against ballistic missile proliferation (also HCOC)
ICRC
International Committee of the Red Cross
ICTs
information and communication technologies
IDC
International Data Centre
IFALPA
International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations
IFRCRCS
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IFRI
Institut francais des relations internationales
IHL
international humanitarian law
IMO
International Maritime Organization
IMAS
International Mine Action Standards
IMS
International Monitoring System
IMSMA
Information Management System for Mine Action System
INSServ
International Nuclear Security Advisory Service
INPRO
International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles
IOM
International Organization for Migration
ISG
Iraq Survey Group
ISIS
Institute of Security and International Studies
ISU
Implementation Support Unit (of the GICHD)
JDEC
Joint Data Exchange Center
KFOR
International Security Force in Kosovo
LAS
League of Arab States
LAS
League of Arab States
LEU
low enriched uranium
MDI
Monitoring, Database and Information Branch of DDA
MDRP
Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program
MESA
Middle East and South Asian States
MIRV
multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle
MNA
multilateral nuclear approaches
MTCR
Missile Technology Control Regime
MONUC
Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Moscow Treaty
see SORT
MOTAPM
mines other than anti-personnel mines
MOU
memorandum of understanding
MTCR
Missile Technology Control Regime
NAC
New Agenda Coalition
NAM
Non-Aligned Movement
NAMSA
NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NFC
nuclear fuel cycle
NGOs
non-governmental organizations
NMD
national missile defence
NPT
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
NRC
NATO-Russia Council
NSA
negative security assurances
NSG
Nuclear Suppliers Group
NWFZ
Nuclear-weapon-free zone
NNWS
non-nuclear-weapon State
NWS
nuclear-weapon State
OAS
Organization of American States
OAU
Organization of African Unity
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OECS
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
OEWG
Open-Ended Working Group on tracing illicit small arms and light weapons
OGA
Office of Gender Affairs
OIE
World Organization for Animal Health
OLA
Office of Legal Affairs
ONUB
United Nations Operation in Burundi
OPANAL
Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
OPCW
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
OSCC
Open Sky Consultative Commission
OSCE
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
OSI
on-site inspection
OSRSG/CAC
Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
PAROS
prevention of an arms race in outer space
PCASED
Programme for Coordination and Assistance for Security and Development in Africa
PETN
Pentaerythritoltetranitrate (one of the strongest known high explosives)
PFEP
Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant
PfP
Partnership for Peace
PIC
Peace Implementation Council (Dayton Agreement)
PM&E
participatory monitoring and evaluation techniques
PMSC
Political-Military Steering Committee
PoA
UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects
PSI
Proliferation Security Initiative
PTBT
Partial Test-Ban Treaty
PTS
Provisional Technical Secretariat (CTBTO)
PWG
Policy Working Group (United Nations and terrorism)
QDR
Quadrennial Defense Review
RACVIAC
Regional Arms Control Verification and Implementation Assistance Centre
RCMP
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RECs
Regional Economic Communities
RECSA
Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons (Africa)
RGSA
Reference Group on Small Arms
RMA
Revolution in Military Affairs
ROK
Republic of Korea
SACSQCA
Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa
SAB
Scientific Advisory Board (OPCW)
SADC
Southern African Development Community
SADU
Small Arms and Demobilisation Unit
SALSA
Small Arms and Light Weapons Administration
SALW
small arms and light weapons
SALWRA
small arms and light weapons register in Africa
SARP
Small Arms Reduction Programme in the Great Lakes Region
SARPCCO
Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization
SAS
Small Arms Survey
SATCRA
Small Arms Transparency and Control Regime in Africa
SCA
Stockpiles of conventional ammunition
SCBMs
Security and confidence-building measures
SCE
Standing Committee of Experts
SCO
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
SEANWFZ
South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon Free Zone
SEE
South East Europe
SEECP
South-East European Cooperation Process
SEEI
South-East Europe Initiative (NATO)
SEESAC
South Eastern Europe Clearing House for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons
SFOR
Stabilization Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina
SG-SICA
General Secretariat of the Central American Integration System
SIGA
Integrated Weapons Management System
SIPRI
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
SLBM
submarine-launched ballistic missile
SORT
Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions (Moscow Treaty)
SPSEE
Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
SQPs
Small Quantities Protocols
SSAC
State Systems of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material
SSI
Swedish Radiation Protection Authority
SSOD
special session on disarmament
SSRC
Social Science Research Council
START
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (I, II and III)
SweFOR
Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation
TCG
Technical Coordination Group
TMD
theatre missile defence
TREINASP
Regional Public Security Training Centre
UCF
uranium conversion facility
UF6
uranium hexafluoride
UNAJ
United Nations Association of Japan
UNCED
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNDC
United Nations Disarmament Commission
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNEP
United Nations Environmental Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNICEF
United Nations Children's Fund
UNIDIR
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
UNIFEM
United Nations Development Fund for Women
UN-LiREC
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
UNMIL
United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNREC
Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa
UNISPACE
United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
UNMAS
United Nations Mine Action Service
UNMOVIC
United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission
UNODC
United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime
UNREC
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa
UPEACE
University for Peace
UNSCOM
United Nations Special Commission
UNU
United Nations University
VCC
Verification Coordinating Committee (NATO)
VEREX
Ad Hoc Group of Governmental Experts to Identify and Examine Potential Verification Measures from a Scientific and Technical Standpoint
VERTIC
Verification Research, Training and Information Centres
WA
Wassenaar Arrangement
WAANSA
West African Network on Small Arms
WCO
World Customs Organization
WEOG
Western European and Others Group
WFSA
World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities
WHO
World Health Organization
WILPF
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
WMD
weapons of mass destruction
WTO
World Trade Organization