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SIPRI Yearbook 2020

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

Abbreviations and conventions

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

  • ABM

    Anti-ballistic missile


    Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project

  • AG

    Australia Group

  • ALCM

    Air-launched cruise missile

  • APC

    Armoured personnel carrier

  • APM

    Anti-personnel mine

  • ASAT



    Association of Southeast Asian Nations

  • ATT

    Arms Trade Treaty

  • AU

    African Union

  • BCC

    Bilateral Consultative Commission (of the Russian–US New START treaty)

  • BMD

    Ballistic missile defence

  • BWC

    Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

  • CAR

    Central African Republic

  • CBM

    Confidence-building measure

  • CBW

    Chemical and biological weapon/warfare

  • CCM

    Convention on Cluster Munitions

  • CCW

    Certain Conventional Weapons (Convention)

  • CD

    Conference on Disarmament

  • CFE

    Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (Treaty)

  • CFSP

    Common Foreign and Security Policy (of the EU)

  • CIS

    Commonwealth of Independent States

  • CSBM

    Confidence-and security-building measure

  • CSDP

    Common Security and Defence Policy (of the EU)


    Conference of States Parties Collective Security Treaty Organization

  • CTBT

    Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty


    Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

  • CW

    Chemical weapon/warfare

  • CWC

    Chemical Weapons Convention

  • DDR

    Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration

  • DPKO

    UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations

  • DPRK

    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

  • DRC

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • EAEC

    European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom)

  • EAPC

    Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council


    Economic Community of West African States

  • EDA

    European Defence Agency

  • ERW

    Explosive remnants of war

  • EU

    European Union


    Explosive weapons in populated areas

  • FATF

    Financial Action Task Force

  • FFM

    Fact-finding mission

  • FMCT

    Fissile material cut-off treaty

  • FSC

    Forum for Security Cooperation (of the OSCE)

  • FY

    Financial year

  • G7

    Group of Seven (industrialized states)

  • GBV

    Gender-based violence

  • GCC

    Gulf Cooperation Council

  • GDP

    Gross domestic product

  • GGE

    Group of governmental experts

  • GHG

    Greenhouse gas

  • GLCM

    Ground-launched cruise missile

  • HCOC

    Hague Code of Conduct

  • HEU

    Highly enriched uranium

  • IAEA

    International Atomic Energy Agency

  • ICBM

    Intercontinental ballistic missile

  • ICC

    International Criminal Court

  • ICJ

    International Court of Justice

  • IED

    Improvised explosive device

  • IGAD

    Intergovernmental Authority on Development

  • IHL

    International humanitarian law

  • INF

    Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (Treaty)

  • ISAF

    International Security Assistance Force

  • ISU

    Implementation Support Unit

  • JCG

    Joint Consultative Group (of the CFE Treaty)


    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

  • LAWS

    Lethal autonomous weapon systems

  • LEU

    Low-enriched uranium

  • MENA

    Middle East and North Africa

  • MIRV

    Multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle

  • MRBM

    Medium-range ballistic missile

  • MSP

    Meeting of States Parties

  • MTCR

    Missile Technology Control Regime

  • MX

    Meeting of Experts

  • NAM

    Non-Aligned Movement

  • NATO

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  • NGO

    Non-governmental organization

  • NNWS

    Non-nuclear weapon state

  • NPT

    Non-Proliferation Treaty

  • NSG

    Nuclear Suppliers Group

  • NWS

    Nuclear weapon state

  • OAS

    Organization of American States


    Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation)

  • OECD

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

  • OEWG

    Open-ended working group


    Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • OIC

    Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

  • OPCW

    Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

  • OPEC

    Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

  • OSCC

    Open Skies Consultative Commission

  • OSCE

    Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

  • P5

    Five permanent members of the UN Security Council


    Prevention of an arms race in outer space

  • PFP

    Partnership for Peace

  • POA

    Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (UN)

  • PSC

    Peace and Security Council (of the African Union)

  • PSI

    Proliferation Security Initiative

  • R&D

    Research and development

  • SADC

    Southern African Development Community

  • SALW

    Small arms and light weapons

  • SAM

    Surface-to-air missile

  • SCO

    Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

  • SLBM

    Submarine-launched ballistic missile

  • SLCM

    Sea-launched cruise missile

  • SORT

    Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty

  • SRBM

    Short-range ballistic missile


    Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

  • TPNW

    Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

  • UAE

    United Arab Emirates

  • UAV

    Unmanned aerial vehicle

  • UN

    United Nations


    Unión de Naciones Suramericanas (Union of South American Nations)

  • UNDP

    UN Development Programme


    UN High Commissioner for Refugees


    UN Office for Disarmament Affairs


    UN Register of Conventional Arms

  • UNSC

    UN Security Council

  • WA

    Wassenaar Arrangement

  • WHO

    World Health Organization

  • WMD

    Weapon(s) of mass destruction

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