iii Acronyms

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BPFA Beijing Platform for Action
CBO Community Based Organisation
CSO Civil Society Organisations
CCUN Church Center for the United Nations (opposite UN building)
CEDAW Committee Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against
Women
CEIT Countries with Economies in Transition (Eastern European Group)
CSW Commission on the Status of Women
DSS Department of Social Services
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council
EGM Expert Group Meeting
ESCAP United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
EU European Union
GRULAC Latin American and Caribbean Group
INGO International Non-government Organisations
JUSCANZ Japan, United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (plus Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Andorra, Korea, Liechtenstein, Mexico, San Marino, and Turkey)
MDGs Millennium Development Goals
NAM Non-Aligned Movement
NGOCSW The NGO Committee on the Status of Women
NHRIs National Human Rights Institutions
OIC Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (subset of G77 and NAM)
OfW Australian Government Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)
PEP Preparatory Expert Panel
UN United Nations
UN HQ United Nations Headquarters
UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women, now merged into UNWomen
WEP’s Women’s Empowerment Principles
WEOG Western European and Others Group