Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2012
List of abbreviations
2G Second generation
3G Third generation
4G Fourth generation
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ART antiretroviral therapy
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
CH4 methane
CO2 carbon dioxide
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
DOTS Directly Observed Treatment Shortcourse
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DPT diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus
ECO Economic Cooperation Organization
EDGAR Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research
EM-DAT Emergency Events Database
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FDI foreign direct investment
GDP gross domestic product
greenhouse gas
GHI Global Hunger Index
GNI gross national income
GNP gross national product
gender parity index
GWh gigawatt-hour
GWP global warming potential
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
ICT information and communications technology
IEA International Energy Agency
ILO International Labour Organization
IMF International Monetary Fund
ISIC International Standard Industrial Classification
International Telecommunication Union
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature
koe kilogram of oil equivalent
kWh kilowatt-hour
LDC least developed country
LLDC landlocked developing country
Millennium Development Goal
multi-drug resistant tuberculosis
MTOE million tons of oil equivalent
N2O nitrous oxide
UNSD, National Accounts Main Aggregates Databased
NCD non-communicable disease
ODA official development assistance
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Pacific island developing economy
PM particulate matter
parts per million
PPP purchasing power parity
R&D research and development
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SEEA System of Environmental-Economic Accounting
SO2 sulphur dioxide
TB tuberculosis
TEU twenty-foot equivalent unit
TPES total primary energy supply
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNWTO World Tourism Organization
USB Universal Serial Bus
VAW violence against women
WHO World Health Organization
WTO World Trade Organization
XDR-TB extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
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