Annex V: Acronyms and Abbreviations


AO Administrative Office
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASP Associates Surge Pool
AU African Union
AUC African Union Commission
AULO African Union Liaison Office

CA Consolidated Appeal
CAP Consolidated Appeal Process
CAR Central African Republic
CCA Common Country Assessment
CERF Central Emergency Response Fund
CHAP Common Humanitarian Action Plan
CHF Common Humanitarian Fund
CO Country Office
CRD Coordination and Response Division
CSS Communications Services Section

DERC Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
DHC Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator
DPKO Department of Peacekeeping Operations
DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRR Disaster Risk Reduction
DRS Donor Relations Section
DSRSG Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General

ECOSOC Economic and Social Council
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
EHAP Emergency Humanitarian Action Plan
EHRP Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan
EO Executive Office
EPS Emergency Preparedness Section
ERC Emergency Relief Coordinator
ERF Emergency Response Fund
ERRF Emergency Relief Response Fund
ERPS External Relations and Partnerships Section
ERR Emergency Response Roster
ESB Emergency Services Branch
EU European Union

FCS Funding Coordination Section
FCSS Field Coordination Support Section
FIRST Field Response Surge Training Course

GA General Assembly
GBV Gender-based violence
GCC Gulf Cooperation Council
GenCap Gender Standby Capacity Project

HAP Humanitarian Action Plan
HCSS Humanitarian Coordination Support Section
HCT Humanitarian Country Team
HDI Human Development Index
HRD Humanitarian Requirements Document
HRF Humanitarian Response Fund
HQ Headquarter(s)
HSU Humanitarian Support Unit

IASC Inter-Agency Standing Committee
IDP Internally Displaced Person
INSARAG International Search and Rescue Advisory Group
IRIN Integrated Regional Information Networks
ISF Integrated Strategic Framework
ISS Information Services Section
ITS Information Technologies Section

LRA Lord’s Resistance Army

MILF Moro Islamic Liberation Front
MINURCAT United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad
MINUSTAH United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
MONUC United Nations Mission for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
MONUSCO United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
MTTs Management Task Teams

NGO non-governmental organization
NDRA National Disaster-Response Advisor
NRC Norwegian Refugee Council

ODHS Office of Development and Humanitarian Support
oPt occupied Palestinian territory

PDSB Policy Development and Studies Branch
PHT Pacific Humanitarian Team
ProCap Protection Standby Capacity Project

RC/HC Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator
REDLAC Regional Risk and Emergency Disaster Task Force
RO Regional Office
ROAP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
ROLAC Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
ROMENACA Regional Office for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia
ROSEA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa
ROWCA Regional Office for West and Central Africa
RRF Rapid Response Fund

SBPP Stand-By Partnerships Programme
SMT Senior Management Team
SPO Senior Protection Officer
SPU Strategic Planning Unit
SRO Sub-Regional Office

UNAMID African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur
UNCT United Nations Country Team
UNDAC United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination
UNDAF United Nations Development Assistance Framework
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNMIS United Nations Mission in the Sudan
USAR Urban Search and Rescue
USG Under-Secretary-General

WHD World Humanitarian Day
WSS Web Services Section

YHRP Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan