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SIPRI Yearbook 2011

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

Abbreviations and conventions

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

  • ABM

    Anti-ballistic missile

  • ACV

    Armoured combat vehicle

  • AG

    Australia Group

  • ALCM

    Air-launched cruise missile

  • APC

    Armoured personnel carrier

  • APEC

    Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation

  • APM

    Anti-personnel mine

  • APT

    ASEAN Plus Three

  • ARF

    ASEAN Regional Forum

  • ASAT



    Association of Southeast Asian Nations

  • ATT

    Arms trade treaty

  • ATTU

    Atlantic-to-the Urals (zone)

  • AU

    African Union

  • BMD

    Ballistic missile defence

  • BSEC

    Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

  • BTWC

    Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

  • BW

    Biological weapon/warfare


    Common African Defence and Security Policy

  • CAR

    Central African Republic

  • CBM

    Confidence-building measure

  • CBRN

    Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear

  • CBSS

    Council of the Baltic Sea States

  • CBW

    Chemical and biological weapon/warfare

  • CCM

    Convention on Cluster Munitions

  • CCW

    Certain Conventional Weapons (Convention)

  • CD

    Conference on Disarmament

  • CDS

    Consejo de Defensa Suramericano (South American Defence Council)


    Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale (Economic Community Central African States, ECCAS)

  • CFE

    Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (Treaty)

  • CFSP

    Common Foreign and Security Policy

  • CICA

    Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia

  • CIS

    Commonwealth of Independent States


    Conseil de Paix et de Sécurité de l’Afrique Centrale (Central Africa Peace and Security Council)

  • CSBM

    Confidence- and security-building measure


    Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific

  • CSDP

    Common Security and Defence Policy

  • CSTO

    Collective Security Treaty Organization

  • CTBT

    Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty


    Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

  • CTR

    Co-operative Threat Reduction

  • 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

  • ENP

    European Neighbourhood Policy

  • ERW

    Explosive remnants of war

  • EU

    European Union

  • FATF

    Financial Action Task Force

  • FMCT

    Fissile material cut-off treaty

  • FSC

    Forum for Security Co-operation

  • FY

    Financial year


    Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

  • G8

    Group of Eight (industrialized states)

  • GCC

    Gulf Cooperation Council

  • GDP

    Gross domestic product

  • GLCM

    Ground-launched cruise missile

  • GNEP

    Global Nuclear Energy Partnership

  • GNI

    Gross national income

  • GNP

    Gross national product

  • GTRI

    Global Threat Reduction Initiative

  • GUAM

    Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova

  • 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

  • ICTR

    International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

  • ICTY

    International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

  • IED

    Improvised explosive device

  • IFS

    Instrument for Stability

  • IGAD

    Intergovernmental Authority on Development

  • IGC

    Intergovernmental Conference

  • IMF

    International Monetary Fund

  • INDA

    International non-proliferation and disarmament assistance

  • INF

    Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (Treaty)

  • IRBM

    Intermediate-range ballistic missile

  • ISAF

    International Security Assistance Force

  • JCG

    Joint Consultative Group

  • JCIC

    Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission

  • JHA

    Justice and Home Affairs

  • LEU

    Low-enriched uranium


    Man-portable air defence system

  • MDGs

    Millennium Development Goals

  • MER

    Market exchange rate

  • MIRV

    Multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle


    Mines other than anti-personnel mines

  • MTCR

    Missile Technology Control Regime

  • NAM

    Non-Aligned Movement

  • NATO

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  • NBC

    Nuclear, biological and chemical (weapons)

  • NGO

    Non-governmental organization

  • NNWS

    Non-nuclear weapon state

  • NPT

    Non-Proliferation Treaty

  • NRF

    NATO Response Force

  • NSG

    Nuclear Suppliers Group

  • NWFZ

    Nuclear weapon-free zone

  • NWS

    Nuclear weapon state

  • OAS

    Organization of American States


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

  • ODA

    Official development assistance

  • OECD

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

  • OIC

    Organization of the Islamic Conference


    Organismo para la Proscripción de las Armas Nucleares en la América Latina y el Caribe (Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean)

  • 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

  • PFP

    Partnership for Peace

  • PPP

    Purchasing power parity

  • PRT

    Provincial reconstruction team

  • PSC

    Private security company

  • PSI

    Proliferation Security Initiative

  • R&D

    Research and development


    South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation

  • SADC

    Southern African Development Community

  • SALW

    Small arms and light weapons

  • SAM

    Surface-to-air missile

  • SCO

    Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

  • SCSL

    Special Court for Sierra Leone

  • SECI

    Southeast European Cooperative Initiative

  • SLBM

    Submarine-launched ballistic missile

  • SLCM

    Sea-launched cruise missile

  • SORT

    Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty

  • SRBM

    Short-range ballistic missile

  • SRCC

    Sub-Regional Consultative Commission

  • SSM

    Surface-to-surface missile

  • SSR

    Security sector reform


    Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

  • TLE

    Treaty-limited equipment

  • UAE

    United Arab Emirates


    Unión de Naciones Suramericanas (Union of South American Nations)

  • UAV

    Unmanned aerial vehicle

  • UCAV

    Unmanned combat air vehicle


    US Agency for International Development

  • UN

    United Nations

  • UNDP

    UN Development Programme


    UN High Commissioner for Refugees


    UN Office for Disarmament Affairs


    UN Register of Conventional Arms

  • WA

    Wassenaar Arrangement

  • WEU

    Western European Union

  • WMD

    Weapon(s) of mass destruction

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