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1 International: Acronyms & their Meanings

Abbreviation International Organization
UN United Nation
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
WFP World Food Programme
UNIDCP United Nations International Drug Control Programme
NGO Non-Governmental Organisations
ICJ International Court of Justice
CTBT Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Education Fund
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNCHS UN Commission on Human Settlements
UNCDF UN Capital Development Fund
UNV United Nations Volunteers
UNIFEM UN Development Fund for Women
INCB International Narcotics Control Board
ICPC International Centre for the Prevention of Crime
UNU United Nations University
UNRISD United Nations Research Institute for Social  Development
UNIDIR United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research
FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (The World Bank)
IDA International Development Association
IFC International Finance Corporation
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
ICSID International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IMO International Maritime Organisation
IMF International Monetary Fund
ITU International Telecommunication Union
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
IBE International Bureau of Education
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
UPU Universal Postal Union
WHO World Health Organisation
PAHO Pan American Health Organisation
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organisation
WMO World Meteorological Organisation
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ISA International Seabed Authority
WTO World Trade Organisation
ICC International Criminal Court
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NAC North Atlantic Council
BIS Bank for International Settlements
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
EU European Union
EC European Commission
EIB European Investment Bank
ESCB European System of Central Banks
CoE Council of Europe
WEU Western European Union
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EFTA European Free Trade Association
ESA European Space Agency
CEI Central European Initiative
NDF Nordic Development Fund
NIB Nordic Investment Bank
EBU European Broadcasting Union
BSECG Black Sea Economic Co-operation Group
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
OAS Organisation of American States
SIECA Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration
CACM Central American Common Market
BCIE Central American Bank for Economic Integration
LAIA Latin American Integration Association
SELA Latin American Economic System
ACS Association of Caribbean States.
CARICOM Caribbean Community
CDB Caribbean Development Bank
OECS Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
ECCB Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.
OPANAL Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
ADB Asian Development Bank
ECO Economic Co-operation Organization CP: Colombo Plan
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation
SPC Secretariat of the Pacific Community
PIF Pacific Islands Forum
ASEAN Association of South-East Asian Nations
MEKONG GROUP Asian Mekong Basin Development Co-operation
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation.
TLAS The League of Arab States
AFEST Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.
AMF Arab Monetary Fund
GCC Gulf Co-operation Council
OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
OFID OPEC Fund for International Development
OAPEC Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
AMU Arab Maghreb Union.
AOAD Arab Organization for Agricultural Development
AU African Union
AfDB African Development Bank
BCEAO Central Bank of West African States
BEAC Bank of Central African States
BOAD West African Development Bank
EADB East African Development Bank
AFREXIM BANK African Export-Import Bank
ECCAS Economic Community of Central African States
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
UEMOA West African Monetary and Economic Union
SADC Southern African Development Community
LCBC Lake Chad Basin Commission
EAC East African Community
IGAD Inter-Governmental Authority on Development
WCC World Council of Churches
UNPO Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
MSF Medicines Sans Frontiers
AI Amnesty International
OPCW Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
AT Antarctic Treaty
IPU Inter-Parliamentary Union
OIC Organization of the Islamic Conference
IDB Islamic Development Bank
WCO World Customs Organization
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization.
IMSO International Mobile Satellite Organization
ITSO International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
WTO World Trade Organization
IATA International Air Transport Association
IRF International Road Federation
ICFTU International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
WFTU World Federation of Trade Unions
ETUC European Trade Union Confederation
WCL World Confederation of Labour
IOOTF International Organization of the Francophonie
ISO International Organization for Standardization
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature
IOC International Olympic Committee
UICC Union for International Cancer Control
INA Intermediate Nuclear Forces
PLO Palestinian Liberation Organization
PNE Peaceful Nuclear Exploration
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
TPRM Trade Policy Review Mechanism
MFN Most Favoured Nation
TBT Technical Barriers to Trade
TRIPS Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights
TRIMS Trade Related Investment Measures
DSU Dispute Settlement Understanding
ITA Information Technology Agreement
COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
ODS Ozone Depleting Substances
UNCED UN Conference on Environment and Development
WSSD World Summit on Sustainable Development
SDI Strategic Defence Initiative
MITRV Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles
ICBM Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile
BMD Ballistic Missile Defence
PTBT Partial Test Ban Treaty
OST Outer Space Treaty
ABMT Anti-Ballistic Missiles Treaty

2 Nigeria: Acronyms & Their Meanings

FRSC: Federal Road Safety Commission

EFCC: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

PDP: Peoples Democratic Party

NAF: Nigeria Air Force

NN: Nigeria Navy

JAMB: Joint Admission and Matriculation Board

AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

NPA: Nigerian Ports Authority

ASUU: Academic Staff Union of Universities

ASUP: Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics

AIT: Africa Independent Television

NAN: News Agency of Nigeria

NAFDAC: National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

PENGASSAN: Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria

NLC: NIgeria Labour Congress

NECON: National Election Commission of Nigeria

NUJ: Nigeria Union of Journalists

IMF: International Monetary Fund

ICPC: Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and Other Related Offenses

OPEC: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

SARS: Special Anti Robbery Squad

OPC: Odua Peoples Congress

ECOWAS: Economic Community of West African States

NANS: National Association of Nigeria Student

BCOS: Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State

NASU: Non Academic Staff Union

NDA: Nigeria Defense Academy

ECOMOG: Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group

SAN: Senior Advocate of Nigeria

GSM: Global System of Mobile Commission

FIFA: Federation of International Football Association

CAN: Christian Association of Nigeria

NPA: Nigeria Police Force

OPEC: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation

UNESCO: United Nation Education Scientific and Cultural

WHO: World Health Organization

ILO: International Labour Organization

ITF: Industrial Training Fund

IMF: International Monetary Fund

NUPENG: National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas

NBA: Nigeria Bar Association

NUT: Nigeria Union of Teachers

WAEC: West Africa Examination Council

NYSC: National Youth Service Corps

AAWUN: Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of Nigeria

SSS: State Security Service

NITEL: Nigerian Telecommunications Limited

AAAN: Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria

AEDC: Abuja Electricity Distribution Company

ICJ: International Court of Justice

AFRC: Armed Forces Ruling Council

AIG: Assistant Inspector General

AU: African Union

UCH: University College Hospital

LUTH: Lagos State Teaching Hospital

GCE: General Certificate of Education

UNICEF: United Nations International Children Educational Fund

NICON: National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria

NIPOST: Nigeria Postal Services and Telecommunication

NURTW: National Union of Road and Transport Workers

NGO: Non-Governmental Organization

SWAN: Sports Writers association of Nigeria

NEPAD: New Partnership for Africa’s Development




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