CEDAW          Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

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                        Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against


CERD              Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

CESCR            Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

CIE                  Committee of Independent Experts

COE                 Council of Europe

CRC                 Convention on the Rights of the Child - or -

Committee on the Rights of the Child

CSW                Commission on Status of Women

CSO                 Civil Society Organization

ECHR              European Convention on Human Rights - or -

European Commission on Human Rights

ECtHR             European Court of Human Rights

ESC                 Economic, social and cultural (as in ESC rights) - or -

European Social Charter

ECOSOC         Economic and Social Council

GR                   General Recommendations

HRC                Human Rights Committee

ICCPR             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

IDA                 International Development Agency

IFC                  International Finance Corporation

ILO                  International Labour Organization

IMF                  International Monetary Fund

INCHRITI        International NGO Committee on Human Rights in Trade and Investment

MDB                Multilateral Development Bank

NGO                Nongovernmental organization

OECD              Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

SAP                 Structural Adjustment Program

TNC                 Transnational Corporation

UDHR             Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UN                   United Nations

UNCTAD        United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP              United Nations Development Programme

UNESCO         United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNHCHR        United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office of the

UNHCR           United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Office of the

UNICEF           United Nations Children’s Fund

WHO               World Health Organization

WTO                World Trade Organization

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