Acronyms and Abbreviations

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign Abbreviate to 16 Days Campaign
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 ATT Arms Trade Treaty
 AU African Union
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C  
CAT Committee Against Torture
CC climate change
CERD Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
CEDAW Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (we usually say “CEDAW Committee” for the committee and “CEDAW Convention” for the convention to avoid any confusion)
CESCR Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
COI Commission of Inquiry
CO concluding observations
Conference when referring to the April 2015 Conference, “Conference” is always capitalised.
Congress when referring to the April 2015 Congress, the word “Congress” is always capitalised
CRC Committee on the Rights of the Child
CS civil society
CSO civil society organisations
CSW Commission on the Status of Women
CTBT Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
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DAW discrimination against women
DPRK Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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ECHR European Court of Human Rights / European Convention of Human Rights
EU European Union
EPU Examen Périodique Universel/Examen Periódico Universal
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FGM female genital mutilation
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GA General Assembly
GBV gender based violence
GR General Recommendation
GR30 General Recommendation N°30
GRULAC Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries
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HC High Commissioner
HLD high-level dialogue
HR human rights
HRC Human Rights Council
HRD human rights defenders
HRCt/CCPR Human Rights Committee
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IACHR Inter-American Court of Human Rights
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IC informal consultations
ICC International Criminal Court
ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICTY International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
ICJ International Court of Justice
ID interactive dialogue
IDP(s) internally displaced person(s)
IE Independent Expert
IGWG Inter-Governmental Working Group
IHL international humanitarian law
IHRL international human rights law
IWD International Women’s Day
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LGBTI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex
LoI list of issues
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MDGs Millennium Development Goals
MIA Midterm Implementation Assessment
MS Member States
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NAP National Action Plan
NPT Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, or Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty
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OAS Organisation of American States
OHCHR Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
OIC Organization of the Islamic Conference
OP/PP Operative paragraph / Preambulatory paragraph
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PBIs programme budget implications
PMSC’s private military and security companies, always capitalised in the abbreviation
PoW programme of work
OP/PP Operative paragraph / Preambulatory paragraph
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R2P responsibility to protect
RTP right to peace
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SALW small arms and light weapons
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals
SE side-event
SG Secretary General
SGBV sexual and gender based violence
SP Special Procedures
SR Special Rapporteur
SR shadow report
SS special session
SV sexual violence
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TJ transitional justice
TNC transnational companies
U
UDHR Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UN United Nations
UNODA United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
UNSC(R) United Nations Security Council (Resolution)
UNSCR 1325 UN Security Council resolution 1325
UPR Universal Periodic review
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VAW violence against women
VCLT Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
VDPA  Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action
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WSW Women’s Power to Stop War
WG Working Group
WHR women’s human rights
WPS women, peace and security
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