Hague Forum background paper - List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACC - United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination
AHD - Adolescents Health and Development Programme
AIDS - Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AVSC - Association for Voluntary Safe Contraception
BSSA - Basic Social Services for All
CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CELADE - Latin American Demographic Centre
CIS - Commonwealth of Independent States
COPE - Client-Oriented, Provider-Efficient services
DESA - Department for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
DHS - Demographic and Health Survey
ECA - Economic Commission for Africa
ECE - Economic Commission for Europe
ECLAC - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ESCWA - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
FGM -Female genital mutilation
GNP - Gross national product
HIV - Human immunodeficiency virus
ICPD - International Conference on Population and Development
IDA - International Development Association
IDB - Inter-American Development Bank
IEC - Information, education and communication
ILO - International Labour Organization
IOM - International Organization for Migration
IPPF - International Planned Parenthood Federation
MCH/FP - Maternal and child health/family planning
NGO - Non-governmental organization
RTI - Reproductive tract infection
SIP - Sector Investment Programme
STD - Sexually transmitted disease
STI - Sexually transmitted infection
SWAP - Sector-Wide Approach
TFR - Total fertility rate
UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
WHO - World Health Organization

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