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The New Pacific Diplomacy

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACP

African, Caribbean and Pacific

ANZ

Australia and New Zealand

ANZCERTA

Australia–New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement

ANZUS

Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty

AOSIS

Alliance of Small Island States

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

BRICS

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

CANCC

Coalition of Atoll Nations on the issue of Climate Change

CARICOM

Caribbean Community and Common Market

CEPA

Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

CfRN

Coalition of Rainforest Nations

CNMI

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

COPs

Conference of the Parties

CRC

Committee on the Rights of the Child

CRGA

Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations

CROP

Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific

CSO

civil society organisation

CVF

Climate Vulnerable Forum

DAWN

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era

DEA

Department of External Affairs

DFA

Department of Foreign Affairs

DIVA

Diverse Voices and Action for Equality

DSM

deep sea mining

DWFN

Distant Water Fishing Nation

EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone

EPA

Economic Partnership Agreement

EPG

Eminent Persons Group

EU

European Union

EWTP

Engaging with the Pacific

FAD

Fish Aggregating Device

FAS

Freely Associated States

FFA

Forum Fisheries Agency

FIC

forum island country

FLNKS

Front de Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front)

FPA

Fisheries Partnership Agreement

FSM

Federated States of Micronesia

G77

Group of 77

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

HACCP

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points

IDEA

Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

IGB

Inter-Governmental Body

ISC

International Sugar Council

JUSCANZ

Japan, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

LDC

Least Developed Country

MCES

Micronesian Chief Executives’ Summit

MCT

Micronesian Conservation Trust

MDG

Millennium Development Goal

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MPA

marine protected area

MPS

Micronesian Presidents Summit

MSG

Melanesian Spearhead Group

MSG-FTA

Melanesian Spearhead Group Free Trade Area

MSGTA

Melanesian Spearhead Group Trade Agreement

MTEC

Micronesian Trade and Economic Community

NAM

Non-Aligned Movement

NFIP

Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific

NGO

non-government organisation

NSA

non-state actor

NZ

New Zealand

OECD

Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development

PACER

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations

PACP

Pacific–African, Caribbean and Pacific

PALM

Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting

PANG

Pacific Network on Globalisation

PARTA

Pacific Regional Trade Agreement

PCC

Pacific Conference of Churches

PCCR

Pacific Climate Change Roundtable

PCCPP

People’s Charter for Change, Peace and Progress

PCRC

Pacific Concerns Resource Centre

PIANGO

Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisations

PIC

Pacific Island Country

PICAN

Pacific Islands Climate Action Network

PICT

Pacific Island Countries and Territories

PICTA

Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement

PIDF

Pacific Islands Development Forum

PIF

Pacific Islands Forum

PIFS

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

PIPSO

Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation

PLG

Polynesian Leaders Group

PNA

Parties to the Nauru Agreement

PNG

Papua New Guinea

PPAC

Pacific Plan Action Committee

PRNGO

Pacific Regional Non-Governmental Organisation

PRUN

Permanent Representative to the United Nations

PSIDS

Pacific Small Island Developing States

RAMSI

Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands

REC

regional economic community

REDD+

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

RIF

Regional Institutional Framework

RMI

Republic of the Marshall Islands

ROO

Rules of Origin

ROP

Republic of Palau

SBs

Subsidiary Bodies

SDG

Sustainable Development Goal

SIDS

Small Island Developing States

SIS

Small Island States

SME

small and medium-sized enterprise

SMS

Skilled Movement Scheme

SPARTECA

South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

SPC

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

SPF

South Pacific Forum

SPNWFZ

South Pacific Nuclear Weapon Free Zone

SPREP

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

SSC

south–south cooperation

TIS

Trade in Services

TNC

The Nature Conservancy

TTPI

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

ULMWP

United Liberation Movement for West Papua

UN

United Nations

UNCITRAL

United Nations Commission on International Trade

UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNDAF

United Nations Development Assistance Framework

UNDOF

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCAP

United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFCCC COP

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties

UNFPA

United Nations Population Fund

UNGA

United Nations General Assembly

UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund

UNOPS

United Nations Office for Project Services

UPLD

Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès Social (Union for Democracy and Social Progress)

USP

University of the South Pacific

VDS

Vessel Day Scheme

WCPFC

Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

WCPO

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

WMCES

Western Micronesia Chief Executives Summit

WPNCL

West Papua National Council for Liberation

WTO

World Trade Organization


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