African

Union

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples‟ Rights

ADB

African Development Bank

APR Forum

The Committee of Heads of State and Government Participating in the African Peer
Review Mechanism

APR Panel

The Panel of Eminent Africans appointed by the Heads of State to provide
leadership for the APRM

APR Secretariat

The Secretariat providing technical and logistical support to the APR Forum and
Panel

APR Team

A carefully designed integrated, balanced, technically competent and professional
team comprised to undertake country reviews

APRM

African Peer Review Mechanism

AU

African Union

BSSED

Broad-based and Sustainable Socio-economic Development

CBOs

Community-based organisations

CEDAW

Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

CENEAP

National Centre for Population and Development studies andAnalyses

CSSDCA

Conference on Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa

ECOSOC

Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GNP

Gross National Product

HIPC

Highly Indebted Poor Country

HIV/AIDS

Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

ICT

Information and Communications Technology

IDA

International Development Association

IDG

International Development Goal

ILO

International Labour Organisation

IMF

International Monetary Fund

ISO

International Standards Organisation

MAE

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Algeria)

MDG

Millennium Development Goals

NEPAD

New Partnership for Africa‟s Development

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