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Abbreviations
AI

Agreement Index

AILAC

Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean

ALBA

Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America

AMISOM

African Union Mission in Somalia

AOSIS

Alliance of Small Islands States

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

APSA

African Union Peace and Security Architecture

AU

African Union

AUPSC

African Union Peace and Security Council

BASIC

Brazil, South Africa, India and China

BRICs

Brazil, Russia, India and China

CACM

Central American Common Market

CAN

Andean Community

CARICOM

Caribbean Community

CD

Cartagena Dialogue

CELAC

Community of Latin American and Caribbean states

CfRN

Coalition for Rainforest Nations

COMESA

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

COMIFAC

Central African Forestry Commission

COP

Conference of Parties

CRC

Caricom Reparations Commission

CSS

Health Council

DA

Durban Alliance

DPPA

Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

DPO

Department of Peacekeeping Operations

DPRK

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

ECCAS

Economic Community of Central African States

ECOSOC

Economic and Social Committee

ECOWAS

Economic Community of West African States

EEAS

European External Action Service

EIG

Environmental Integrity Group

EIT

Economies in Transition

EPA

Economic Partnership Agreement

EU

European Union

G20

Group of 20 states

G-77

Group of 77 (developing countries)

GAUMU

Technical Group on Universal Access to Medicines

GHG

Green House Gas

GRULAC

Group of Latin American and Caribbean states

HAC

High Ambition Coalition

HRC

Human Rights Council

ICDRA

International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities

ING

Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee

ISAGS

South American Institute of Government in Health

ISIL

Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant

JCM

Joint-support Coordination Mechanism

LAC

Latin American and Caribbean

LAS

League of Arab States

LDC

Least Developed Countries

LMDC

Like-Minded Developing Countries

MDGs

Millennium Development Goals

MERCOSUR

Southern Common Market

NAM

Non-Aligned Movement

OAS

Organization of American States

OAU

Organization of African Unity

OIC

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

ONUC

United Nations Operation in the Congo

OP

Optional Protocol

OWG

Open Working Group

PA

Paris Agreement

PAHO

Pan American Health Organization

P5

Permanent Five (members of the UN Security Council)

R2P

Responsibility to Protect

SADC

Southern African Development Community

SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

SICA

Central American Integration System

SIDS

Small Island Developing States

TRIPS

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement

UK

United Kingdom

UN

United Nations

UNAMID

United Nations-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur

UNOAU

United Nations Office to the African Union

UNASUR

Union of South American Nations

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNGA

United Nations General Assembly

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNSC

United Nations Security Council

UPEACE

University for Peace

US

United States

WEOG

Western Europe and Others Group

WHO

World Health Organization

WTO

World Trade Organization