The State of the World's Children 2000

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Glossary

AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child
DAC Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
DHS Demographic and Health Surveys coordinated by the United States National Institutes of Health
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council of the United Nations General Assembly
ESAR Eastern and Southern Africa Region
FGM female genital mutilation
GA General Assembly of the United Nations
GNP gross national product
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
ICCIDD International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
ILO International Labour Organization
IMF International Monetary Fund
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NGO non-governmental organization
OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
ODA official development assistance
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
ORT oral rehydration therapy
SIPRI Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
U5MR under-five mortality rate
UN United Nations
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
WHO World Health Organization

 
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