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Abbreviations for International organizations

Candidates who are preparing for bank examinations, group exams and any other competitive examination there is a chance to ask a question on abbreviation of any of popular International organization. In competitive examinations 1 mark will also decide the candidate’s life. So, we must concentrate on all topics to get the better marks. When we will do hard work then the way to success must be opened if it is now or in future. Here we are providing abbreviation all organization in world.


ABEDA – Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa

ACC – Arab Cooperation Council

ACCT – Agence de Cooperation Culturelle et Technique; see Agency for Cultural and Technical Cooperation

ACP – African, Caribbean, and Pacific Countries

AfDB – African Development Bank

AFESD – Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AG – Andean Group

AL – Arab League

ALADI – Asociacion Latinoamericana de Integracion; see Latin American Integration Association (LAIA)

AMF – Arab Monetary Fund

AMU – Arab Maghreb Union

ANZUS – Australia-New Zealand-United States Security Treaty

APEC – Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

AsDB – Asian Development Bank

ASEAN – Association of Southeast Asian Nations


BAD – Banque Africaine de Developpement; see African Development Bank (AfDB)

BADEA – Banque Arabe de Developpement Economique en Afrique; see Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (ABEDA)

BCIE – Banco Centroamericano de Integracion Economico; see Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE)

BDEAC – Banque de Developpment des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale; see Central African States Development Bank (BDEAC)

Benelux – Benelux Economic Union

BID – Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; see Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

BIS – Bank for International Settlements

BOAD – Banque Ouest-Africaine de Developpement; see West African Development Bank (WADB)

BSEC – Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone


C – Commonwealth

CACM – Central American Common Market

CAEU – Council of Arab Economic Unity

CARICOM – Caribbean Community and Common Market

CBSS – Council of the Baltic Sea States

CCC – Customs Cooperation Council

CDB – Caribbean Development Bank

CE – Council of Europe

CEAO – Communaute Economique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest; see West African Economic Community (CEAO)

CEEAC – Communaute Economique des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale; see Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC)

CEI – Central European Initiative

CEMA – Council for Mutual Economic Assistance; also known as CMEA or Comecon; abolished 1 January 1991

CEPGL – Communaute Economique des Pays des Grands Lacs; see Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL)

CERN – Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire; see European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

CG – Contadora Group

CIS – Commonwealth of Independent States

CMEA – Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CEMA); also known as Comecon; abolished 1 January 1991

COCOM – Coordinating Committee on Export Controls

Comecon – Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CEMA); also known as CMEA; abolished 1 January 1991

CP – Colombo Plan

CSCE – Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe


DC – developed country


EADB – East African Development Bank

EBRD – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EC – European Community; see European Union (EU)

ECA – Economic Commission for Africa

ECAFE – Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East; see Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

ECE – Economic Commission for Europe

ECLA – Economic Commission for Latin America; see Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

ECLAC – Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

ECO – Economic Cooperation Organization

ECOSOC – Economic and Social Council

ECOWAS – Economic Community of West African States

ECSC – European Coal and Steel Community

ECWA – Economic Commission for Western Asia; see Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

EEC – European Economic Community

EFTA – European Free Trade Association

EIB – European Investment Bank

Entente – Council of the Entente

ESA – European Space Agency

ESCAP – Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

ESCWA – Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

EU – European Union

Euratom – European Atomic Energy Community


FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization

FLS – Front Line States

FZ – Franc Zone


G-2 – Group of 2

G-3 – Group of 3

G-5 – Group of 5

G-6 – Group of 6 (not to be confused with the Big Six)

G-7 – Group of 7

G-8 – Group of 8

G-9 – Group of 9

G-10 – Group of 10

G-11 – Group of 11

G-15 – Group of 15

G-19 – Group of 19

G-24 – Group of 24

G-30 – Group of 30

G-33 – Group of 33

G-77 – Group of 77

GATT – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GCC – Gulf Cooperation Council


Habitat – Commission on Human Settlements


IADB – Inter-American Development Bank

IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency

IBEC – International Bank for Economic Cooperation

IBRD – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization

ICC – International Chamber of Commerce

ICEM – Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration; see International Organization for Migration (IOM)

ICFTU – International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

ICJ – International Court of Justice

ICM – Intergovernmental Committee for Migration; see International Organization for Migration (IOM)

ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRM – International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

IDA – International Development Association

IDB – Islamic Development Bank

IEA – International Energy Agency

IFAD – International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFC – International Finance Corporation

IFCTU – International Federation of Christian Trade Unions

IFRCS – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

IGADD – Inter-Governmental Authority on Drought and Development

IIB – International Investment Bank

ILO – International Labor Organization

IMCO – Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization; see International Maritime Organization (IMO)

IMF – International Monetary Fund

IMO – International Maritime Organization

INMARSAT – International Maritime Satellite Organization

INTELSAT – International Telecommunications Satellite Organization

INTERPOL – International Criminal Police Organization

IOC – International Olympic Committee

IOM – International Organization for Migration

ISO – International Organization for Standardization

ITU – International Telecommunication Union


LAES – Latin American Economic System

LAIA – Latin American Integration Association

LAS – League of Arab States; see Arab League (AL)

LDC – less developed country

LLDC – least developed country

LORCS – League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


MERCOSUR – Mercado Comun del Cono Sur; see Southern Cone Common Market

MINURSO – United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

MTCR – Missile Technology Control Regime


NACC – North Atlantic Cooperation Council

NAM – Nonaligned Movement

NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NC – Nordic Council

NEA – Nuclear Energy Agency

NIB – Nordic Investment Bank

NIC – newly industrializing country; see newly industrializing economy (NIE)

NIE – newly industrializing economy

NSG – Nuclear Suppliers Group


OAPEC – Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries

OAS – Organization of American States

OAU – Organization of African Unity

OECD – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OECS – Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

OIC – Organization of the Islamic Conference


ONUSAL – United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador

OPANAL – Organismo para la Proscripcion de las Armas Nucleares en la America Latina y el Caribe; see Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean

OPEC – Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OSCE – Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe


PCA – Permanent Court of Arbitration

PFP – Partnership for Peace


RG – Rio Group


SAARC – South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SACU – Southern African Customs Union

SADC – Southern African Development Community

SADCC – Southern African Development Coordination Conference

SELA – Sistema Economico Latinoamericana; see Latin American Economic System (LAES)

SPARTECA – South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

SPC – South Pacific Commission

SPF – South Pacific Forum


UDEAC – Union Douaniere et Economique de l’Afrique Centrale; see Central African Customs and Economic Union (UDEAC)

UN – United Nations

UNAVEM II – United Nations Angola Verification Mission

UNAMIR – United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda

UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDOF – United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

UNDP – United Nations Development Program

UNEP – United Nations Environment Program

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNFICYP – United Nations Force in Cyprus

UNFPA – United Nations Fund for Population Activities; see UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNHCR – United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund

UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNIFIL – United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

UNIKOM – United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission

UNITAR – United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNMIH – United Nations Mission in Haiti

UNMOGIP – United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

UNOMIG – United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia

UNOMIL – United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia

UNOMOZ – United Nations Operation in Mozambique

UNOMUR – United Nations Observer Mission Uganda-Rwanda (ONUMOZ)

UNOSOM – United Nations Operation in Somalia

UNPROFOR – United Nations Protection Force

UNRISD – United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

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

UNTAC – United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia

UNTSO – United Nations Truce Supervision Organization

UNU – United Nations University

UPU – Universal Postal Union

USSR/EE – USSR/Eastern Europe


WADB – West African Development Bank

WCL – World Confederation of Labor

WEU – Western European Union

WFC – World Food Council

WFP – World Food Program

WFTU – World Federation of Trade Unions

WHO – World Health Organization

WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization

WMO – World Meteorological Organization

WP – Warsaw Pact (members met 1 July 1991 to dissolve the alliance)

WTO – see WToO

WToO – World Tourism Organization

WTrO – World Trade Organization (will be added in The World Factbook 1996)


ZC – Zangger Committee

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