ACDM  ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management
AERS  Advocacy and External Relations Section (OCHA)
AETF  Afghanistan Emergency Trust Fund
AHI  Avian and Human Influenza
AIMB  Advocacy and Information Management Branch (OCHA)
ALNAP  Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action
AO  Administrative Office (OCHA)
APHP  Asia Pacific Humanitarian Partnership
APIS  Advocacy and Public Information Section
ARDEX-06  ASEAN Regional Disaster Emergency Response Simulation Exercise
ASEAN  Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASG  Assistant Secretary-General
BCRF  Budgetary Cash Reserve Fund
CAP  Consolidated Appeal Process
CAR  Central African Republic
CCHA   Consultative Committee on Humanitarian Assistance
CEPREDENAC Centre of Coordination for Natural Disaster Prevention in Central America
CERF Central Emergency Response Fund
CHAP Common Humanitarian Action Plan
CHF Common Humanitarian Fund
CMCoord Civil–Military Coordination
CMCS Civil–Military Coordination Section (OCHA)
CNCA Comité National pour la Coordination des Aides
CNRR National Reparation and Reconciliation Commission (Colombia)
CPN Communist Party of Nepal
CPU Civil Protection Unit (Zimbabwe)
CRD Coordination and Response Division (OCHA)
DERC Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
DERS Donor and External Relations Section (OCHA)
DFID Department for International Development (United Kingdom)
DIHAD Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development
DMT Disaster Management Team
DPKO Department of Peacekeeping Operations (United Nations)
DPRK Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
DPSS Displacement and Protection Support Section (United Nations)
DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo
DSRSG Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General
ECHA Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs (United Nations)
ECHO European Commission Humanitarian Office
ECO Economic Cooperation Organization
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
EES Environmental Emergencies Section (OCHA)
EFCT Emergency Field Coordination Training (OCHA)
EO Executive Office (OCHA)
EP&R Emergency Preparedness and Response
EPS Emergency Preparedness Section (OCHA)
ERC Emergency Relief Coordinator
ERF Emergency Response Fund
ERRA Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (Pakistan)
ESB Emergency Services Branch (OCHA)
ESS Evaluation and Studies Section (OCHA)
EU European Union
EWU Early Warning Unit (OCHA)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FAS Financial Accounting System (OCHA)
FCRF Field Coordination Reserve Fund
FCSS Field Coordination Support Section (OCHA)
FiDMS Field Document Management System (OCHA)
FIM Field Information Management (OCHA)
FIS Field Information Support (OCHA)
FRANZ France, Australia and New Zealand (Asia- Pacific)
FSS Field Support Section (OCHA)
FTS Financial Tracking System
GAT Gender Advisory Team (OCHA)
GCC Gulf Cooperation Council
GDACS Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
GHD Good Humanitarian Donorship
GHP Global Humanitarian Platform
GIS Geographic Information System
HAP Humanitarian Action Plan
HC Humanitarian Coordinator
HCT Humanitarian Country Team
HDCS Humanitarian and Development Coordination Section (MINUSTAH, Haiti)
HEWSweb Humanitarian Early Warning Service website
HFA Hyogo Framework for Action
HIC Humanitarian Information Centre
HIMN Humanitarian Information Management Network
HIN Humanitarian Information Network
HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
HRF Humanitarian Response Fund
HRSU Humanitarian Reform Support Unit (OCHA)
IAHCC Inter-Agency Humanitarian Coordination Committee
IASC Inter-Agency Standing Committee
IASC-CT Inter-Agency Standing Committee Country Team
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
ICU Islamic Courts Union
IDD Internal Displacement Division (OCHA)
IDF Israeli Defense Forces
IDMC Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
IDP internally displaced person
IED improvised explosive device
IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHP International Humanitarian Partnership
IMO Information Management Officer
IMU Information Management Unit
INGO international non-governmental organization
INSARAG International Search and Rescue Advisory Group
IOM International Organization for Migration
IRIN Integrated Regional Information Networks
ISAF International Security Assistance Force (Afghanistan)
ISDR International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
ITS Information Technology Section (OCHA)
JMC Joint Monitoring Committee
JNA Joint Needs Assessment
JPO Junior Professional Officer
LLR lesson learning review
LRA Lord’s Resistance Army (Uganda)
LSU Logistics Support Unit (OCHA)
LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Sri Lanka)
MCDA Military and Civil Defence Assets
MENA Middle East and North Africa
MENAIA Middle East, North Africa, Iran and Afghanistan
MINUSTAH United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
MONUC United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
MOSS Minimum Operating Security Standards
MPA Minimum Preparedness Action
NAF Needs Analysis Framework
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NDC National Disaster Centre (Papua New Guinea)
NDMO Natural Disaster Management Office
NDRA National Disaster Response Adviser
NGO non-governmental organization
NRC Norwegian Refugee Council
NRF NATO Response Force (Afghanistan)
OCM OCHA Contact Management (System)
ODSG OCHA Donor Support Group
OFDA Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (United States of America)
OHCHR Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
oPt occupied Palestinian territory
OSSG Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General (United Nations)
PA Palestinian Authority
PAS Performance Appraisal System
PDSB Policy Development and Studies Branch (OCHA)
PEMTAG Pacific Emergency Management Training Advisory Group
PNG Papua New Guinea
ProCap Protection Standby Capacity Initiative
PSNP Productive Safety Net Programme
RC Resident Coordinator
RDRA Regional Disaster Response Adviser
RedHum Red Humanitaria
REDLAC Regional Risk, Emergency and Disaster Task Force
RO-AP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OCHA)
RO-CEA Regional Office for Central and East Africa (OCHA)
RO-LAC Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (OCHA)
RO-SA Regional Office for Southern Africa (OCHA)
RO-WA Regional Office for West Africa (OCHA)
RRM Rapid Response Mechanism
RSG Representative of the Secretary-General
SAHIMS Southern Africa Humanitarian Information Management Network
SDLS Staff Development and Learning Section (OCHA)
SHP Southern Highlands Province (Papua New Guinea)
SOPAC Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission
SSRRC Southern Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission
TAF The Asia Foundation
TEC Tsunami Evaluation Coalition
TFG Transitional Federal Government (Somalia)
UAE United Arab Emirates
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNAMA United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
UN-CMCoord United Nations Civil–Military Cooperation
UNCT United Nations Country Team
UNDAC United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination
UNDAF United Nations Development Assistance Framework
UNDMT United Nations Disaster Management Team
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNDSS United Nations Department of Safety and Security
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNETE United Nations Emergency Technical Team
UN-Habitat United Nations Human Settlements Programme
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHRD United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women
UNIFIL United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
UNJLC United Nations Joint Logistics Centre
UNMIT United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
UNOCI United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire
UNORC United Nations Office of the Recovery Coordinator
UNOWA United Nations Office for West Africa
UNOPS United Nations Office for Project Services
UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UNTWG United Nations Technical Working Group
UPDF Uganda People’s Defense Force
USAR urban search and rescue
USG Under-Secretary-General
VAC Vulnerability Assessment Committee
VOSOCC Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre
WEF World Economic Forum
WFP World Food Programme
WHO World Health Organization