Abbreviations


ABACC Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials
ARCAL Regional Co-operative Arrangements for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America
BWR Boiling water reactor
CANDU Canadian deuterium-uranium (reactor)
CRP Co-ordinated research programme
EC European Commission
ESCAP United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
EU European Union
EURATOM European Atomic Energy Community
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FORATOM Forum atomique européen
HTGR High temperature gas cooled reactor
HWR Heavy water reactor
IAEA-MEL IAEA Marine Environment Laboratory
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection
ICRU International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements
ICTP International Centre for Theoretical Physics
IEA International Energy Agency (OECD)
IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
ILO International Labour Organisation
IMO International Maritime Organization
INDC International Nuclear Data Committee
INIS International Nuclear Information System
ISO International Organization for Standardization
LWGR Light water graphite moderated reactor
LWR Light water reactor
NDA Non-destructive assay
NEA Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD
NUSS The Agency s programme on nuclear safety standards for nuclear power plants
OAU Organization for African Unity
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OLADE Organización Latino-americana de Energía
OPANAL Organismo para la Proscripción de las Armas Nucleares en América Latina y el Caribe
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
PAHO Pan American Health Organization/WHO
PHWR Pressurized heavy water reactor
PWR Pressurized water reactor
RBMK Light boiling water cooled graphite moderated pressure tube reactor (former USSR)
RCA Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology
SQ Significant quantity
UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (1992)
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNIPEDE International Union of Producers and Distributors of Electrical Energy
UNSCEAR United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
UNU United Nations University
VIC Vienna International Centre
WANO World Association of Nuclear Operators
WEC World Energy Council
WHO World Health Organization
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WTO World Trade Organization
WWER Water cooled and moderated energy reactor (former USSR)


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