Famous Organizations

International Organizations

Short Form Full Names
CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research
CEC Commission for Environmental Cooperation
CFLC Commission for Labor Cooperation
CCAMLR Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CTBTO Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
COPAS – SARSAT Search and Rescue Satellite System
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
TGF The Global Fund (to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
HCOPIL The Hague Conference on Private International Law
Azerbaijan International Agreement on the Maintenance of Certain Lights in the Red Sea
PCA International Bureau for the Permanent Court of Arbitration
Bahrain International Bureau for the Protection of Industrial Property
Bangladesh International Bureau for the Publication of Customs Tariffs
BIPM International Bureau of Weights and Measures
ICARDA International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
ICCROM International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
ICO International Coffee Organization
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
ICAC International Cotton Advisory Committee
ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization
ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
IDLO International Development Law Organization
IEFS International Energy Forum Secretariat
IFDC International Fertilizer Development Center
IGC International Grains Council
HFSP International Human Frontier Science Program Organization
IHO International Hydrographic Organization
IIC International Institute for Cotton
UNIDROIT International Institute for the Unification of Private Law
IMSO International Mobile Satellite Organization
OIML International Organization for Legal Metrology
IOM International Organization for Migration
INTOSAI International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions
IPGRI International Plant Genetics Resources Institute
IRSG International Rubber Study Group
ISTC International Science and Technology Center
ISTA International Seed Testing Association
ISNAR International Service for National Agriculture Research
ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization
Berne Union International Union of Credit and Investment Insurers
IWC International Whaling Commission
IPU Inter-Parliamentary Union
IUSCT Iran-United States Claims Tribunal
KEDO Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization
MFO Multinational Force and Observers
CEC North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
NPAFC North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission
OPCW Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PASO Pacific Aviation Safety Office
PIANC Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses
REC Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
STCU Science and Technology Center in Ukraine
Sierra Leone Special Court
WCO World Customs Organization
WHF The World Heritage Fund
OIE World Organization for Animal Health
WTO World Trade Organization


Regional Organizations

Short Form Full Names
APERC Asia Pacific Energy Research Center
CPC Colombo Plan Council
GLFC Great Lakes Fisheries Commission
IEA International Energy Agency
NAA North Atlantic Assembly
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NEA Nuclear Energy Agency
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
SPC South Pacific Commission



United Nations Organizations

Short Form Full Names
UNS United Nations Secretariat
UNCDF UN Capital Development Fund
UNCHS UN Center for Human Settlements
UNICEF UN Children’s Fund
UNIFEM UN Development Fund for Women
UNDP UN Development Program
UNEP UN Environmental Program
UNHCR UN High Commissioner for Refugees
UNITAR UN International Training and Research Center
UNODC UN Office on Drugs and Crime
UNFPA UN Population Fund
UNRWA UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UNU UN University
UNV UN Volunteers
ICJ International Court of Justice
ICSC International Civil Service Commission
ICTY International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
ICTR International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
INSTRAW International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
UNAIDS Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS
WFP World Food Program


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