Abbreviations of International Organizations

International Organizations and their Abbreviations:


  • ADB: Asian Development Bank
  • APEC: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • ASEAN: Association of South-East Asian Nations
  • ASPAC: Asian and Pacific Council


  • BRIC: Brazil, Russia, India and China
  • BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
  • BIMSTEC: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Economic Co-operation

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  • CIA: Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIS: Commonwealth of Independent States
  • CSCAP: Council For Security Co-operation for Asia Pacific
  • CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation


  • EACB: European Association of Co-operative Banks
  • ECB: European Central Bank
  • EEC: European Economic Community
  • ESA: European Space Agency
  • ESCAP: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific


  • FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FAO: Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • FRCP: Fellow of Royal College of Physicians

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  • IATA: International Air Transport Association
  • ILO: International Labour Organisation
  • IMF: International Monetary Fund
  • IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • ICJ: International Court of Justice
  • ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organisation
  • IADF: International Agricultural Development Fund
  • IMFC: International Monetary and Financial Committee
  • ISO: International Organisation for Standardisation
  • IRO: International Refugee Organization
  • IMO: International Maritime Organisation
  • INTERPOL: Interpole Police Organisation
  • IEA International Energy Agency
  • INMAS: Institute of Nuclear Medicines & Allied Science
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System
  • ITO: International Trade Organisation
  • IOC: International Olympic Committee
  • ICC International Cricket Conference
  • IDA: International Development Association
  • INTELEX: International Teleprinter Exchange
  • IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • ICF: International Court of Justice
  • ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross
  • INMARSAT: International Maritime Satellite Organisation
  • IFTU: International Federations of Trade Unions

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  • NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  • NDPDC: National Drugs and Pharmaceutical Development Council
  • NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration


  • OPEC: Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OECD Organisation Economic Co-operation and Development
  • OAU: Organization of African Unity
  • OSCE: Organization of European Security Council
  • OTS: Officers Training Academy


  • PAC: Political Affairs Committee / Public Accounts Committee
  • PLO: Palestine Liberations Organisation

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  • SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
  • SIEMA: Southern India Engineering Manufacturers’ Association
  • SAIDC: South African Industrial Development Corporation
  • SHCIL: Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd
  • SIDBI: Small Industries Development Bank of India
  • SPG: Special Protection Group
  • STC: State Trading Corporation
  • SPIC: Southern Petro-Chemical Industrial Corporation
  • SWAPO: South-West African People’s Organisation


  • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • TIFAC: Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council
  • TDA: Trade Development Authority

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  • UNO: United Nations Organization
  • UPU: Universal Postal Union
  • UNU: United Nations University
  • UNDP: United nations Development Programme
  • UNICEF: United Nation International Children’s Emergency Fund
  • UNESCO: United Nation Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
  • UNSCOM: United National Special Commission
  • UNDCP: United Nations International Drug Control Programme
  • UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • UNEF: United Nations Emergency Force
  • UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme
  • UNFCCC: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • UNFPA: United Nations for Population Activities
  • UNHCR: United Nations High Commission for Refugees
  • UNMOGIP: United Nations Observer Group in India and Pakistan
  • UNASUR: Union of South American Nations (Spanish: Unión de Naciones Suramericanas)
  • USAID: United States Agency for International Development
  • USIS: United States Information Service


  • WCAR: World Conference Against Racism
  • WCD: World Commission of Dams
  • WEF: World Economic Forum
  • WFC: World Food Council
  • WHO: World Health Organization
  • WFP: World Food Programme
  • WMO: World Meteorological Organization
  • WWPA: World Wild Life Protection Agency
  • WWF: World Wildlife Fund
  • WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
  • WIDF: Women’s International Democratic Federation
  • WFTU: World Federation of Trade Union
  • WEF: World Economic Forum
  • WTO: World Trade Organisation
  • WANO: World Association of Nuclear Operators

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  • YMCA: Young Men’s Christian Association
  • YWCA: Young Women’s Christian Association

Abbreviations of world’s Important Organizations Info-graphic:

Abbreviations of world's important Organizations

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