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Abbreviations used in the report of the Conference and in official Conference documents

ACC Administrative Committee on Coordination (United Nations)

ACMRR Advisory Committee on Marine Resources Research

ACOMR Advisory Committee on Oceanic Meteorological Research

CIAP Interamerican Committee of the Alliance for Progress

ECA Economic Commission for Africa (United Nations)

ECAFE Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (United Nations)

ECE Economic Commission for Europe (United Nations)

ECLA Economic Commission for Latin America (United Nations)

ENEA European Nuclear Energy Agency

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GARP Global Atmospheric Research Programme

GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GESAMP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution


GIPME Global Investigation of Pollution in the Marine Environment

IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency

IAMAP International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer

IATA International Air Transport Association

IBP International Biological Programme

IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization

ICC International Computing Centre

ICE International Centre for the Environment

ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICSPRO Inter-Secretariat Committee on Scientific Problems Relating to Oceanography

ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions

IGOSS Integrated Global Ocean Station System

IHD International Hydrological Decade

ILO International Labour Organisation

IMCO Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization

IOC intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

ISSS International Society of Soil Science

ITU International Telecommunication Union

IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

IUFRO International Union of Forestry Research Organization

IVIC Institute of Scientific Research, Caracas

IWG intergovernmental Working Group

IWP Indicative World Plan

LEPOR Long-term and Expanded Programme of Oceanic Exploration and Research

MAB Man and the Biosphere Programme (UNESCO)

OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

SCOPE Scientific Committee On Problems of the Environment

SCOR Scientific Committee on Ocean Research

UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP United Nations Development Programme

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESOB United Nations Economic and Social Office in Beirut

UNFPA United Nations Fund for Population Activities

UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund

UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development organization

UNISIST World Science Information System

UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

UNSCEAR United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

WEI World Environment Institute

WFP World Food Programme

WHO World Health Organization

WMO World Meteorological Organization

WWW World Weather Watch