Glossary

   

BY pgs-admin
10 March 2008

ABM Treaty: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
BMD: Ballistic Missile Defence
BTWC/BWC: Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
CBW: Chemical and Biological Weapons/Warfare
CCW: Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CFE Treaty: Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty
CTBT: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
CTBTO: CTBT Organisation
PrepCom: Preparatory Committee
CWC: Chemical Weapons Convention
DDA: UN Department of Disarmament Affairs
FAC: Foreign Affairs Canada
FM(C)T/Fissban: Fissile Material (Cut-Off) Treaty/Fissile Materials Ban
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
ICBM: Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
IPPNW: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
LoW: Launch on Warning
MDA: Missile Defence Agency (USA)
MTCR: Missile Technology Control Regime
NAC: New Agenda Coalition
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NIF: National Ignition Facility
NWFZ: Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone
NPG: Nuclear Planning Group (NATO)
NMD: National Missile Defence
NPT: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
NWS: Nuclear-Weapon State
NNWS: Non-Nuclear-Weapon State
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
PAROS: Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space
P-5: Permanent Five (members of the UN Security Council)
RevCon: Review Committee
SALW: Small arms light weapons
START: Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
TMD: Theater Missile Defence
UN: United Nations
UNDC: UN Disarmament Commission
UNGA: UN General Assembly
WMD: Weapons of Mass Destruction