International Acronyms

Given the internationally-used acronym, guess what each stands for.
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FIFA
sports
Fédération Internationale de Football Association
UNESCO
agency famous for its world heritage sites
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
NPT
an international agreement
(Nuclear) Non-Proliferation Treaty
NGO
acronym used mostly by charity or aid groups
Non-Governmental Organization
USAN (UNASUR)
inter-governmental group active in the Western Hemisphere
Union of South American Nations
ICJ
"the world court"
International Court of Justice
MSRP
acronym used in retail
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
AIDS
medical condition
Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome
WHO
they deal with the threat of global pandemics
World Health Organization
NAMBLA
one of the few groups that a politician will return checks from
North American Man/Boy Love Association
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OPEC
intergovernmental group concerned with energy
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
UNICEF
The name has been shortened but the old acronym is still used.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
GCC
intergovernmental group active in the Middle East
Gulf Cooperation Council
OIC
religious-based inter-governmental group active mostly in Africa and Asia
Organization of Islamic Cooperation
ASEAN
intergovernmental group active in the Eastern Hemisphere
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
OECD
intergovernmental group concerned with trade
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
CIS
regional organization active in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Commonwealth of Independent States
WTO
a group that supervises international commerce
World Trade Organization
MILF
terrorist organization based in the Philippines
Moro Islamic Liberation Front
IHOP
not actually international
International House of Pancakes
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Level 81
Jul 3, 2013
Nobody knows MSRP, NPT, or CIS? Really?
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Level 81
Mar 27, 2014
I've found some IHOPs located in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE now so I guess the clue is not accurate. I thought they were only in the United States.
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Level 78
Jul 25, 2014
IHOP...tee hee.
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Level 44
May 19, 2014
You really should accept "organisation" for "organization".
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Level 81
May 21, 2014
I thought about that, then decided that the word shows up so many times that it's unlikely someone would not figure out that I was only accepting the "zed" spelling, and decided to leave it. Maybe that's a bad reason. I may change my mind at some point.
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Level 60
Jun 12, 2014
That's not what I thought MILF meant
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Level 81
Jun 12, 2014
I love the headlines you see in Filipino newspapers. "Security Forces Slam MILF." "MILF On Its Knees Before Army." "Air Force Scour Countryside In Search of MILF." and so on.
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Level 50
Jul 22, 2014
I thought I was going to die laughing when I saw IHOP. And then I was crying because I was laughing so hard.
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Level 44
Apr 21, 2016
Of course the first thing I starting typing in with NAMBLA was "National association of Marlon Brando LookAlikes". If only it stood for that.... just typing the full title makes my skin crawl.