This list is not comprehensive, it includes the names of all United Nations Secretariat departments and offices as well as United Nations agencies, funds and programmes featured in this report. For a full list of entities in the United Nations System, please refer to https://www.un.org/en/pdfs/un_system_chart.pdf

It also includes acronyms for common terminology used in this report as well as external organizations if they are not spelt out within the text of the report.

United Nations (UN) Secretariat

DCO Development Coordination Office

DESA Department of Economic and Social Affairs

DOS Department of Operational Support

DPO Department of Peace Operations

DPPA Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OCT Office of Counter-Terrorism

ODA Office for Disarmament Affairs

OHCHR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

SRSG/CAAC Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

SRSG/SVC Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

SRSG/VAC Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children

UNMAS United Nations Mine Action Service

UNDRR United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Specialized agencies

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development

ILO International Labour Organization

IMF International Monetary Fund

ITU International Telecommunication Union

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization

WHO World Health Organization

WMO World Meteorological Organization

World Bank Group

Related Organizations or bodies

IASC Inter-agency Standing Committee

ICC International Criminal Court

IOM International Organization for Migration

WTO World Trade Organization

External Organizations

OECD-DAC Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - Development Assistance Committee

OSCE Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe


AAP Accountability to Affected Population

CVA Cash and Voucher Assistance

GAM Global Acute Malnutrition

GBV Gender-Based Violence

HC Humanitarian Coordinator

HCT Humanitarian Country Team

IDP Internally Displaced Person

JIAF Joint Intersectoral Analysis Framework

MHPSS Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

NGO Non-Governmental Organization

NFI Non-Food Item

PSEA Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

RC Resident Coordinator

SAM Severe Acute Malnutrition

USAR Urban Search and Rescue

WASH Water, Sanitation and Hygiene