Terms and References

Terms and References2018-04-19T07:48:19+00:00

Terms and References

ADRD: Annual Day on the Rights of the Child

CAT: Committee against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment or Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

CCA: Common Country Assessment

CCD: Common Core Document

CED: Committee on Enforced Disappearances

CEDAW: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women or Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

CERD: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

CESCR: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

CMW: Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

COBs: Concluding Observations

COI: Commission of Inquiry

CRC: Committee on the Rights of the Child or Convention on the Rights of the Child

CRPD: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

CSO: Civil Society Organization

DDPA: Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

DFS: Department of Field Support

DGD: Day of General Discussion

DPA: Department of Political Affairs

DPKO: Department of Peacekeeping Operations

EA: Expected Accomplishment

ExCo: Executive Committee

FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization

GBV: Gender-Based Violence

GMO: Global Management Output

GPC: Global Protection Cluster

HLPF: High Level Political Forum

HRA: Human Rights Adviser

HRBA: Human Rights-Based Approach

HRC: Human Rights Council

HR Committee: Human Rights Committee

HRDDP: Human Rights Due Diligence Policy

IASC: Inter-Agency Standing Committee

ICC: International Criminal Court

ICC-NHRI: International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions

ICPPED: International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

ICCPR-OP1: First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

ICCPR-OP2: Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

ICERD: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

ICRMW: International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross

IDP: Internally Displaced Person

ILO: International Labour Organization

IOM: International Organization for Migration

LDCs: Least Developed Countries

LGBTI: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex persons

MDGs: Millennium Development Goals

NGO: Non-Governmental Organization

NHRI: National Human Rights Institution

NPM: National Preventive Mechanism

OCHA: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OHCHR: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

OIOS: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services

OMP: OHCHR Management Plan

OP-CAT: Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

OP-CEDAW: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

OP-CRC-AC: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict

OP-CRC-SC: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

OPIC: Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure

OP-ICESCR: Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

RBM: Results-Based Management

RC: Resident Coordinator

SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals

SIDS: Small Island Developing States

SGBV: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

SP: Special Procedures

SPT: Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture

SR: Special Rapporteur

SRP: Simplified Reporting Procedure

TB: Treaty body

TBNet: Treaty Body Network

Treaty Body: Committees of experts that monitor the implementation of Human Rights Treaties like the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention Against Torture, … Each Human Rights Treaty has a Committee.

United Nations: The United Nations, or ‘UN’ for short, is an international body made up of different parts and sections. It is a place where all the countries of the world can discuss problems and deal with issues that affect them. The UN has a key role in trying to maintain international peace and security but also deals with issues such as the environment, health, education, the protection of children, women, persons with disabilities and more. The UN takes many actions to support human rights. This includes developing international agreements that are called Treaties, Conventions and Protocols.

UN: United Nations

UNCRC: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

UNCT: United Nations Country Team

UNDAF: United Nations Development Assistance Framework

UNDG-HRWG:  United Nations Development Group-Human Rights Working Group

UNDP: United Nations Development Programme

UNEG: United Nations Evaluation Group

UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund

UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF:  United Nations Children’s Fund

UNITAR:  United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNJHRO:  United Nations Joint Human Rights Office

UNOG: United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOPS: United Nations Office for Project Services

UNV: United Nations Volunteers

UPR: Universal Periodic Review

WFP: United Nations World Food Programme

WHO: World Health Organization