Acronyms and Organisations

Arab LeagueArab League, informal name of the League of Arab States, a voluntary association of independent countries whose peoples are mainly Arabic speaking. Link to web site
CTCCounterterrorism Committee
DPADepartment of Political Affairs
DPKOUN Department for Peacekeeping Operations
ECOWASEconomic Community of West African States Link to web site (Warning, heavy to load!)
EPExpert panel
EUEuropean Union
FATFFinancial Assets Task Force on Money Laundering Link to web site
Global Compact projectPrinciples 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. LInk to web site
GSPGeneralized System of Preferences
ICAOInternational Civil Aviation Organisation LInk to web site
IGOInter-governmental Organisation
ILOInternational Labour Organisation Link to web site
InterpolInternational Police Organisation Link to web site
IOInternational organization
Kimberley ProcessA negotiating process to establish minimum acceptable international standards for national certification schemes of import and export of rough diamonds. Link to web site
KMKhmer Rouge
MFAMinistry of Foreign Affairs
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organisation Link to web site
NGONon Governmental Organisation
OCHAOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Link to web site
ODAOfficial Development Assistance
OECDOrganisation for European Cooperation and Development Link to web site
OIPThe Office of the Iraq Programme
PDKParty of Democratic Kampuchea also known as the Khmer Rouge
Rio GroupAn UN expert group working with poverty statistics. 
RUFRevolutionary United Front (Sierra Leone)
SACOSanctions committee(s)
SADCSouthern African Development Community Link to web site
SCSecurity council
SCADSecurity Council Affairs Division 
SCSOBSecurity Council Subsidiary Organs Branch 
SROSubregional organization
TSTargeted sanction(s)
UNGAUnited Nations General Assembly
UNITANational Union for the Total Independence of Angola
UNMOVICUnited Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission
UNSCOMUnited Nations Special Commission Link to web site
UNSCRUnited Nations Security Council Resolution. On UN Resolution website they are listed according to publication year.
WCOWorld Customs Organisation Link to web site
WGWorking group
Wolfsberg PrinciplesGuidelines for private banking relationships Link to web site

Recent resolutions by the UNSC

North Korea

30 November 2016 – With Resolution 2321 the Security Council decides that Members of the Government of DPRK and vessels believed to be related to nuclear- or ballistic missile-related programmes or activities prohibited Security Council resolutions, shall be prohibited from entering Member States’ territories and ports. Member states shall prohibit DPRK from using real property in their territory for any purpose other than diplomatic activities and take necessary measures to close bank accounts in DPRK within 90 days.

A ban on DPRK’s selling, and Member States’ procurement, of copper, nickel, silver and zink is imposed.

The mandate of the Committee set out in resolution 1718 shall apply also to the measures imposed in this resolution.


10 November 2016 – With Resolution 2317 the Security Council decides to renew the provisions set out in resolution 2142 (2014) stating that the arms embargo on Somalia shall not apply deliveries of weapons, ammunition or military equipment or the provision of advice, assistance or training, intended solely for the development of the Security Forces of the Federal Government of Somalia to provide security for the Somali people. 

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