Landmine Monitor 2005

Abbreviations & Acronyms

AAR Association for Aid and Relief, Japan
AHD Antihandling Device
AP or APM Antipersonnel Mine
ARF ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN Association of South-East Asian Nations
AusAID Australian Agency for International Development
AV or AVM Antivehicle Mine
AXO Abandoned Explosive Ordnance
CARICOM Caribbean Community and Common Market
CBU Cluster Bomb Unit
CBR Community Based Rehabilitation
CCW 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons
CD Conference on Disarmament
CIDA Canadian International Development Agency
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
DANIDA Danish International Development Assistance
DCA DanChurchAid
DDG Danish Demining Group
DFID U.K. Department for International Development
EC European Commission
ECHO European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
ERW Explosive Remnants of War
EU European Union
FAC Foreign Affairs Canada
FY Fiscal Year
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GICHD Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
GIS Geographic Information System
GPS Global Positioning System
HI Handicap International
HRW Human Rights Watch
IADB Inter-American Defense Board
ICBL International Campaign to Ban Landmines
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
IDP  Internally Displaced Person
IED Improvised Explosive Device
IMAS International Mine Action Standards
IMSMA Information Management System for Mine Action
IRC International Rescue Committee
IRIN Integrated Regional Information Network (UN)
ISU Implementation Support Unit
ITF International Trust Fund (Slovenia)
JRS Jesuit Refugee Service
LIS Landmine Impact Survey
LSN Landmine Survivors Network
MAC Mine Action Center or Mines Action Canada 
MAG Mines Advisory Group
MASG Mine Action Support Group
MAT Mine Action Team
MBT Mine Ban Treaty
MDD Mine Detection Dog
MRE Mine Risk Education
NAM Non-Aligned Movement
NAMSA NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NPA Norwegian People’s Aid
OAS Organization of American States
OCHA UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PfP Partnership for Peace (NATO)
QA Quality Assurance
SAC Survey Action Center
SADC Southern African Development Community
UN United Nations
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNGA United Nations General Assembly
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
UNMAS United Nations Mine Action Service
UNOPS United Nations Office for Project Services
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
UXO Unexploded Ordnance
VVAF Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
WHO World Health Organization