List of Abbreviations and Symbols

Editor’s Note.—This list does not include standard abbreviations in common usage; unusual abbreviations of rare occurrence which are clarified at appropriate points; and those abbreviations and contractions which, although uncommon, are understandable from the context.

  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AFL, American Federation of Labor
  • agam, airgram
  • AmEmb, American Embassy
  • AP, Associated Press
  • APRA, Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana (Peru)
  • ARA, Office of American Republic Affairs (after October 3, 1949, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs), Department of State
  • ASYG, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • AT, anti-tank
  • BA, Buenos Aires
  • BC, Division of British Commonwealth Affairs, Department of State
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • BR, Division of Brazilian Affairs, Department of State
  • C, Office of the Counselor, Department of State
  • CA, Division (after October 3, 1949, Office) of Chinese Affairs, Department of State
  • CAB, Civil Aeronautics Board
  • CADE, Compañía Argentina de Electricidad
  • Cantel, series indicator for telegrams from branch of the United States Embassy in China at Canton
  • CCA, United Nations Commission for Conventional Armaments
  • CCC, Commodity Credit Corporation
  • CCP, Chinese Communist Party
  • CFM, Council of Foreign Ministers
  • C.F.R., Code of Federal Regulations
  • CIMA, Compañía Independente Mexicana-Americana
  • circagam, circular airgram
  • cirtel, circular telegram
  • COAS, Council of the Organization of American States
  • CON, Office of Controls, Department of State
  • Copre, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation to the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations which, met at London, November 24–December 23, 1945; and from the Executive Committee of the Preparatory Commission which met also at London, August 16–November 23, 1945
  • COS, Companies
  • CP, Division of Commercial Policy (after October 3, 1949, Commercial Policy Staff), Department of State
  • CP’s, Contracting Parties
  • CPA, Division of Central America and Panama Affairs, Department of State
  • CRB, Division of Caribbean Affairs, Department of State
  • CTAL, Confederación de Trabajadores de América Latina (Confederation of Latin American Workers)
  • DA, Dependent Areas
  • DelGA, United States Delegation at the Fourth Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly, September–December, 1949; also Delga, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation
  • Deltel, Delegation telegram
  • Depcirtel, Department of State circular telegram
  • Deptcircinstr, Department of State circular instruction
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • E, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • EC, Office of East Coast Affairs, Department of State
  • ECA, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • ECOSOC, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  • ED, Division of Investment and Economic Development (after October 3, 1949, Investment and Economic Development Staff), Department of State
  • EE, Division (after October 3, 1949, Office) of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State; Eastern European
  • Emb, Embassy
  • Embdes, Embassy despatch
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • ERP, European Recovery Program
  • EUR, Office (after October 3, 1949, Bureau) of European Affairs, Department of State
  • Exim (Eximbank), Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • FASC, Foreign Assistance Steering Committee
  • FCN, Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation (Treaty)
  • FE, Office (after October 3, 1949, Bureau) of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FN, Division of Financial Affairs, Department of State
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister (Ministry)
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • forurinfo, for your information
  • G–2, Army general staff section dealing with intelligence at the divisional or higher level
  • GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • GaDel, United States Delegation at the Fourth Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly, September–December, 1949; also Gadel, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation
  • GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GC, General Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations
  • GOI, Government of India
  • H, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations
  • H. J. Res., House of Representatives Joint Resolution
  • HR, designation for legislation introduced in the House of Representatives
  • IA, Division of Special Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • IA-ECOSOC, Inter-American Economic and Social Council
  • IAPC, Inter-American Peace Committee
  • IAPI, Instituto Argentino de Promoción del Intercambio (Argentine Trade Promotion Institute)
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • IC, Interim Committee of the United Nations General Assembly
  • ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • IIAA, Institute of Inter-American Affairs
  • ILC, International Law Commission of the United Nations General Assembly
  • ILO, International Labor Organization
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • infotel, information telegram
  • INP, Division of International Press and Publications, Department of State
  • instr, instruction
  • IR, International Resources Division, Department of State
  • IRCA, International Railways of Central America
  • Itcols, former Italian colonies
  • ITO, International Trade Organization
  • ITP, Office of International Trade Policy, Department of State
  • ITT, International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L/T, Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L/UNA, Assistant Legal Adviser for United Nations Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L–L, lend-lease
  • LA, Latin America
  • MA, Division of Mexican Affairs, Department of State
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MexAmb, Mexican Ambassador
  • MID, Office of Middle American Affairs, Department of State
  • MNR, Movimiento Nacional Revolucionairo (Nationalist Revolutionary Movement), Bolivian political party
  • MP, Member of Parliament
  • MPR, Mongolian People’s Republic
  • mydesp, my despatch
  • mytel, my telegram
  • NA, North Atlantic
  • NAC, National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems
  • NAT(O), North Atlantic Treaty (Organization)
  • NEA, Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs (after October 3, 1949, Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs), Department of State
  • NGO, nongovernmental organization(s)
  • niact, night action, communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NME, National Military Establishment
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSRB, National Security Resources Board
  • NWC, Division (after October 3, 1949, Office) of North and West Coast Affairs, Department of State
  • OARS, Other American Republics
  • OAS, Organization of American States
  • OEEC, Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • OFD, Office of Financial and Development Policy, Department of State
  • Panagra, Pan American Grace Airways
  • PAR, Partido Acción Revolucionaria (Party of Revolutionary Action), Guatemalan political party
  • PBY, Naval patrol bomber
  • PED, Petroleum Division (after October 3, 1949, Petroleum Policy Staff), Department of State
  • Pemex, Petroleos Mexicanos, a Mexican Government agency responsible for management of the Mexican petroleum industry
  • PIR, Partido Izquierdista Revolucionario (Party of the Revolutionary Left), Bolivian political party
  • PL, Division of Public Liaison, Department of State
  • PL, Public Law
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • Preco, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation to the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations which met at London, November 24–December 23, 1945, and to the Executive Committee of the Preparatory Commission which met also at London, August 16–November 23, 1945
  • PUSR, Partido de la Unión Socialista Republicana (Republican Socialist Union Party), Bolivian political party
  • reDeptel (refDeptel), regarding (reference) Department of State telegram
  • reEmbtel, regarding Embassy telegram
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • remytel, regarding my telegram
  • reurtel, regarding your telegram
  • RFC, Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • RPA, Division of River Plate Affairs, Department of State
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SAMF, Sindicato de Acción y Mejoramiento de los Ferrocarrileros (Railwaymen’s Action and Improvement Union), in Guatemala
  • SC, Security Council of the United Nations
  • SCI, Special Committee on Information Transmitted under Article 73(e) of the Charter of the United Nations
  • SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • S. J. Res., Senate Joint Resolution
  • SOA, Division (after October 3,1949, Office) of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • SoAfr, South Africa
  • SOFINA, Sociedad Financiera Argentina
  • SYG, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • TA, trade agreement
  • TAC, Interdepartmental Trade Agreements Committee
  • TC, Trusteeship Council of the United Nations
  • Telcan, series indicator for telegrams to branch of the United States Embassy in China at Canton
  • TIAS, Treaties and Other International Acts Series
  • U, Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • UKDel, United Kingdom Delegation
  • UKG, United Kingdom Government
  • UKUN, United Kingdom Mission at the United Nations
  • UM, designation for documentation circulated in the Under Secretary of State’s Meetings
  • UK, United Nations
  • UNA, Office (after October 3, 1949, Bureau) of United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • UND, Division (after October 3, 1949, Office) of Dependent Area Affairs, Department of State
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNI, International Administrative Staff (after October 3, 1949, Division of International Administration), Department of State
  • UNLC, United Nations Liaison Committee, Department of State
  • UNO, United Nations Organization
  • UNP, Division of United Nations Political Affairs (after October 3, 1949, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs), Department of State
  • UNRRA, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  • UNSCOB, United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans
  • UP, United Press
  • urdes, your despatch
  • urinfo, your information
  • urlet, your letter
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USG, United States Government
  • USGADel, United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USRep, United States Representative
  • UST, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations; also Usun, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Mission
  • VD, Visa Division, Department of State
  • Weeka , weekly, inter-agency summary analysis from United States diplomatic missions
  • WFTU, World Federation of Trade Unions
  • WHO, World Health Organization
  • YPF, Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales, an Argentine Government petroleum agency