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The 2010 CIA World Factbook By United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Characters: 6530

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Latin American Economic System

LAIA

Latin American Integration Association

LAS

League of Arab States

Law of the Sea

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS)

LDC less developed country

LLDC least developed country

London Convention see Marine Dumping

LOS see Law of the Sea

M

m meter

Marecs

Maritime European Communications Satellite

Marine Dumping

Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping Wastes and

Other Matter

Marine Life Conservation

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources of the High

Seas

MARPOL see Ship Pollution

Medarabtel

Middle East Telecommunications Project of the International

Telecommunications Union

Mercosur

Southern Cone Common Market

MHz megahertz

MICAH

International Civilian Support Mission in Haiti

MIGA

Multilateral Investment Geographic Agency

MINURSO

United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

MINUSTAH

United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

MONUSCO

United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic

Republic of the Congo

N

NA not available

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NAM

Nonaligned Movement

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NC

Nordic Council

NEA

Nuclear Energy Agency

NEGL negligible

NGA

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGO nongovernmental organization

NIB

Nordic Investment Bank

NIC newly industrializing country

NIE newly industrializing economy

NIS new independent states

nm nautical mile

NMT

Nordic Mobile Telephone

NSG

Nuclear Suppliers Group

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space, and Under Water

NZ

New Zealand

O

OAPEC

Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries

OAS

Organization of American States

OAU

Organization of African Unity; see African Union

ODA official development assistance

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OECS

Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

OHCHR

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

OIC

Organization of the Islamic Conference

OIF

International Organization of the French-speaking World

OOF other official flows

OPANAL

Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the

Caribbean

OPCW

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

OPEC

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OSCE

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Ozone Layer Protection

Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer

P

PCA

Permanent Court of Arbitration

PFP

Partnership for Peace

PIF

Pacific Islands Forum

PPP purchasing power parity

R

Ramsar see Wetlands

RG

Rio Group

S

SAARC

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SACEP

South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme

SACU

Southern African Customs Union

SADC

Southern African Development Community

SAFE

South African Far East Cable

SCO

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

SECI

Southeast European Cooperative I

nitiative

SHF super-high-frequency

Ship Pollution

Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the

Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973 (MARPOL)

SICA

Central American Integration System

Sparteca

South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

SPC

Secretariat of the Pacific Communities

SPF

South Pacific Forum

sq km square kilometer

sq mi square mile

T

TAT

Trans-Atlantic Telephone

TEU Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit, a unit of measure for containerized cargo capacity

Tropical Timber 83

International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1983

Tropical Timber 94

International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994

U

UAE

United Arab Emirates

UDEAC

Central African Customs and Economic Union

UHF ultra-high-frequency

UK

United Kingdom

UN

United Nations

UN-AIDS

Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS

UNAMID

African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

UNASUR

Union of South American Nations

UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, also know as LOS

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDCP

United Nations Drug Control Program

UNDEF

United Nations Democracy Fund

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 Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus

UNFIP

United Nations Fund for International Partnerships

UNFPA

United Nations Population Fund

UN-Habitat

United Nations Center for Human Settlements

UNHCR

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICRI

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

UNIDIR

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNIFIL

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

UN-INSTRAW

International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of

Women

UNITAR

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNMIK

United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

UNMIL

United Nations Mission in Liberia

UNMIS

United Nations Mission in the Sudan

UNMIS

UNMIT

United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

UNMOGIP

United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

UNOCI

United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire

UNOPS

United Nations Office of Project Services

UNRISD

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

UNRWA

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the

Near East

UNSC

United Nations Security Council

UNSSC

Untied Nations System Staff College

UNTSO

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization

UNU

United Nations University

UNWTO

World Tourism Organization

UPU

Universal Postal Union

US

United States

USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Soviet Union); used for information dated before 25 December 1991

UTC

Coordinated Universal Time

UV ultra violet

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