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Asian Disaster Reduction Center


Inter-Agency Emergency Telecommunications

ADRRN Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network IAHCC

Inter-Agency Humanitarian Coordination Committee

AERC Assistant Emergency Relief Coordinator IASC Inter-Agency Standing Committee
AGEE International Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies IATFDR Inter-Agency Task Force on Disaster Reduction
AIMB Advocacy and Information Management Branch ICC International Criminal Court
ALNAP Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance of the ODI ICP

International Conference Process

AMIS African Union Mission in Sudan ICRC International Committee for the Red Cross

Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Partnership

ICT Information and Communications Technology
AU African Union IDD Internal Displacement Division
ATCEHI Advanced Training on Coordination and Emerging Humanitarian Issues IDP

Internally Displaced Persons

Austcare Australia Care IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
BCPR Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery IHL International Humanitarian Law
BCRF Budgetary Cash Reserve Fund IHP International Humanitarian Partnership

Consolidated Appeals Process

IM Information Management
CAR Central African Republic IMF International Monetary Fund
CDERA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency IMR

Integrated Management Resources

CENTCOM Coalition Central Command IMT

Integrated Missions and Transition

CEPREDENAC Coordination of Natural Disaster Prevention in Central America IMU Information Management Unit
CERF Central Emergency Revolving Fund INGO

International Non-Governmental Organisation

CERF Central Emergency Response Fund INSARAG International Search and Rescue Advisory Group
CHAP Common Humanitarian Action Plan IRIN Integrated Regional Information Networks
CM Coord

Civil-Military Coordination

IRP International Recovery Platform
CMCS Civil-Military Coordination Section ISDR

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

CORE-SYS Country Recovery Information System (CORE-SYS) JEERP Joint Environmental Emergency Response Plan
CPA Comprehensive Peace Agreement JPT Joint Planning Team
CPAA Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Accra LAC Latin America and the Caribbean
CPN/M Communist Party of Nepal/Maoists LRA Lord's Resistance Army ( Uganda )

Coordination Response Division


Monitoring and Evaluation

CRDMC Central Register of Disaster Management Capacities MCDA

Military and Civil Defence Assets

DA Dynamic Atlas MDGs Millennium Development Goals
DCG Development Coordination Group MINUSTAH United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti
DDRP Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration Programme MONUC United Nations Organisation Mission in the DemocraticRepublic of the Congo
DERC Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator MOSS

Minimum Operating Security Standards

DFID Department for International Development, (UK ) MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

DHC Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator MS Member States
DHP Darfur Humanitarian Profile NAF Needs Assessment Framework
DHS Demographic and Health Survey NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
DMC Disaster Management Capacities NDMP

National Disaster Management Plan

DMP Disaster Management Plan NEMC National Emergency Management Centre
DMS Disaster Management Strategy NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
DMT Disaster Management Team NRC Norwegian Refugee Council
DPA Department of Political Affairs NSDR National Secretariat for Disaster Reduction

Department of Peacekeeping Operations


Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Central Register

DPRK Democratic People's Republic of Korea ODI

Overseas Development Institute

DRC Danish Refugee Council ODSG Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Donor Support Group
DRM Disaster and Risk Management OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
DRPC Disaster Response Preparedness and Coordination OECD/DAC Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development/ Development Assistance Committee

Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs


United States Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance

ECHO Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission OHCHR Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Economic and Social Council

OHRM Office of Human Resources Management
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States OIOS Office for Internal Oversight Services
ECPS Executive Committee on Peace and Security ONUB United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Burundi

Environmental Emergencies Partnership


PBC Peace Building Commission

EFCT Emergency Field Coordination Training PBSOS

Peace Building Support Office in the Secretariat

ELN National Liberation Army ( Columbia ) RB Regular Budget
ELRF Emergency Logistics Response Facility RC Resident Coordinator

Russian Ministry of Emergencies

RC/HC Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator
EPRT Emergency Preparedness and Response Training RDRA Regional Disaster Response Advisor
ERC Emergency Relief Coordinator ROTA

Recovery-Oriented Transitional Assistance

ERR Emergency Response Roster RRF Rapid Response Fund

Emergency Response Task Force

RSERG Register of Stockpiles of Emergency Relief Goods
ESB Emergency Services Branch RSG Office of the Representative of the Secretary General
EU European Union SAHIMS

Southern Africa Humanitarian Information Management Network

EUMS European Union Military Staff SART

Search and Rescue Team

EWS Early Warning System SC Security Council

Food and Agriculture Organisation

SE Special Envoy
FARC Revolutionary Armed Forces ( Colombia ) SG Secretary General
FAS Field Accounting System SIDA Swedish International Development Agency
FiDMS Field Document Management System SMT

Security Management Team

FCRF Field Coordination Reserve Fund SMT Senior Management Team

Field Information Management Strategy

SOP Standard Operating Procedure
FIO Field Information Officer SRA Senior Recovery Advisor
FN Forces Nouvelles (Côte d'Ivoire) SRCC Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission
FNL Front National de Libération (Burundi) TCPTRDMRO

Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

FSAU Food Security Analysis Unit TS

Transitional Strategy

FSS Field Support Section TWG Technical Working Group
FTS Financial Tracking Service UAE United Arab Emirates
G 8

Group of 8 Countries

UK United Kingdom
G-77 Group of 77 Countries UNCMCoord United Nations Civil-Military Coordination
GBRR Government's Bureau for Recovery and Reconstruction UNCT

United Nations Country Team

GHD Good Humanitarian Donorship UNDAC

United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination

GHDIG Good Humanitarian Donorship Implementation Group UNDAF United Nations Development Assistance Framework
GIS Geographical Information System UNDMT United Nations Disaster Management Team
GIST Geographic Information Support Team UNDP United Nations Development Programme
GPPAC Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict UNDRO

United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator

GPID Guiding Principles on Internal Displacemen t UNDSS United Nations Department of Safety and Security

Humanitarian Affairs Commission

UNEG United Nations Evaluation Group
HAC Humanitarian Area Coordinator UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme
HAO Humanitarian Affairs Officer UNER

United Nations Emergency Roster

HAP Humanitarian Action Plan UNHCR

United Nations High Commission for Refugees


Humanitarian Coordinator

UNJLC United Nations Joint Logistics Center
HCC Humanitarian Communication Centre UNHRD United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot
HCS Humanitarian Common Service UNIHAG United Nations Inter-agency Humanitarian Advocacy Group
HDCS Humanitarian and Development Coordination Section UNMIS

United Nations Mission in Sudan


Hyogo Framework for Action


Office of the United Nations Recovery Coordinator

HFDRR Hyogo Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction UNTS United Nations Transitional Strategy
HIC Humanitarian Information Centre UNV United Nations Volunteer
HIMN Humanitarian Information Management Network USG Under-Secretary-General

Humanitarian Information Network

USRT Urban Search and Rescue Team
HIV/AIDS Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome  

VAC Vulnerability Assessment Committee

HLPR Housing Land and Property Rights VOSOCC Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Center
HLWG Humanitarian Liaison Working Group WB World Bank

Humanitarians Operations Centre

WCDR World Conference on Disaster Reduction
HPD Humanitarian Programming Document WEF World Economic Forum
HRF Humanitarian Response Funds WFP World Food Programme
HRR Humanitarian Response Review WWW Who Does What Where
HSTF Human Security Trust Fund    




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