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  • North and Central America

    North and Central America: Canada, United States, Mexico, Central American states, Caribbean, West Indies.

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    BIDC

    Barbados Investment and Development Corporation

    In English

    BIO

    Bedford Institute of Oceanography (www.bio.gc.ca)

    In English

    BMB

    Base Maintenance Building

    In English

    BMB
    Bench Maintenance Building

    The abbreviation BMB (Bench Maintenance Building) includes the abbreviation BM (Bench Maintenance).

    In English

    BMDO
    Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

    The abbreviation BMDO (Ballistic Missile Defense Organization) includes the abbreviation BM (Ballistic Missile).

    In English

    BRH

    Banque de la République d’Haïti

    In French

    BSSA

    Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

    In English

    BVP

    Bessemer Venture Partners (https://www.bvp.com)

    In English

    BuSSA

    The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

    In English

    CAA

    Colorado Assessors Association (https://e-caa.com/)

    In English

    CAAB

    Canadian Association of Animal Breeders

    In English

    CAAML

    Canadian Avalanche Association Markup Language

    In English

    CAAO

    Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers (https://caao.com/)

    In English

    CABA

    Connecticut Antiquarian Booksellers Association

    In English

    CAD

    (The) Chicago Assyrian Dictionary

    In English

    CADE

    Canadian Association for Distance Education

    In English

    CAFB

    Chanute Air Force Base

    In English

    CAJV

    Centre Aviaire Johanne Vaillancourt

    In French

    CAJV

    Community Acquisition Joint Venture

    In English

    CALAS

    Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (www.calas-acsal.org)

    In English

    CALL
    Canadian Association of Law Libraries (https://www.callacbd.ca/)

    = ACBD | Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques de Droit | In French

    In English

    CAMET

    Central American Metrology Cooperation

    In English

    CAMR
    Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime

    = RAMC | Régime Canadien d’Accès aux Médicaments | In French

    In English

    CAN

    Canadian Arthritis Network (www.arthritisnetwork.ca)

    In English

    CANDU

    CANada Deuterium Uranium

    In English

    CANMES

    Canadian Committee of the Middle East Studies Association

    In English

    CAP

    Canadian Association of Palynologists

    In English

    CAP

    College of Alberta Psychologists

    In English

    CAPA

    Canadian Association for Photographic Art (www.capacanada.ca)

    In English

    CAPA

    Canadian American Pudelpointer Association

    In English

    CAPA
    Canadian Access and Privacy Association (www.capa.ca)

    = ACAP | Association Canadienne d'Accès à l’information et de la Protection des renseignements personnels | In French

    In English

    CAPA

    Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology

    In English

    CAPA

    Canadian Association of Physician Assistants

    In English

    CAPA
    Canadian Aeronautical Preservation Association (www.capa-acca.com)

    = ACAP | Association Canadienne de Conservation Aéronautique | In French

    In English

    CAPA

    Canadian Asian Party Association

    In English

    CAPA

    Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (www.arthritispatient.ca)

    In English

    CAPA

    Canadian Animation Producers Association

    In English

    CARDE

    Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment

    In English

    CARFITA

    Caribbean Free Trade Association

    In English

    CARIBCAN

    Caribbean-Canada Preferential Trading Arrangement

    In English

    CARICOM

    Caribbean Community and Common Market (https://caricom.org/)

    In English

    CARIMET
    Caribbean Metrology Cooperation

    = CARIMET | Coopération Caribéenne de Métrologie | In French
    = CARIMET | Cooperação Caribenha de Metrologia | In Portuguese

    In English

    CARIMET
    Coopération Caribéenne de Métrologie

    = CARIMET (see above)

    In French

    CARIMET
    Cooperação Caribenha de Metrologia

    = CARIMET (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CARNA

    College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

    In English

    CASA

    Canadian Asian Studies Association

    In English

    CASB
    Cost Accounting Standards Board

    The Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) is an independent board legislatively established to make, promulgate, and amend cost accounting standards (CAS) and interpretations so as to achieve uniformity and consistency in the practices governing the measurement, assignment, and allocation of costs to contracts with the United States.

    The abbreviation CASB (Cost Accounting Standards Board) includes the abbreviation CAS (Cost Accounting Standard).

    In English

    CASJ

    Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal

    In English

    CASJQ

    Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal Quarter

    In English

    CAURA
    Canadian Association of University Research Administrators

    = ACARU | Association Canadienne d'Administrateurs de Recherche Universitaire | In French

    In English

    CBCA

    Canadian Border Collie Association

    In English

    CBO

    Congressional Budget Office (https://www.cbo.gov/)

    In English

    CBS

    Canadian Blood Services (www.bloodservices.ca)

    In English

    CCAAN
    Comisión para la Cooperación Ambiental de América del Norte (www.cec.org/es/)

    = NACEC | North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation | In English
    = CNACE | Commission Nord-Américaine de Coopération Environnementale | In French
    = CNACA | Comissão Norte-americana de Cooperação Ambiental | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CCAC

    Canadian Council on Animal Care (www.ccac.ca)

    In English

    CCAFS
    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

    The abbreviation CCAFS (Cape Canaveral Air Force Station) includes the abbreviation AF (Air Force).

    In English

    CCARES

    Culver City Amateur Radio Emergency Service

    In English

    CCASLS

    Canadian Council of Area Studies Learned Societies

    In English

    CCCB
    Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

    = CECC | Conférence des Évêques Catholiques du Canada | In French

    In English

    CCCI
    Consejo Canadiense de Cooperación Internacional (www.ccic.ca)

    = CCIC | Canadian Council for International Cooperation | In English
    = CCCI | Conseil Canadien pour la Coopération Internationale | In French
    = CCCI | Conselho Canadense para Cooperação Internacional | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CCCI
    Conseil Canadien pour la Coopération Internationale (www.ccic.ca)

    = CCIC (see above)

    In French

    CCCI
    Conselho Canadense para Cooperação Internacional (www.ccic.ca)

    = CCIC (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CCCPA

    Chicago Chinese Computing Professional Association

    In English

    CCEP

    Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness

    In English

    CCEP

    Canadian Certified Environmental Practitioner

    In English

    CCEP

    Center for Corporate Environmental Performance (https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/ccep/)

    In English

    CCFF

    Cape Canaveral Forecast Facility

    In English

    CCIC
    Canadian Council for International Cooperation (www.ccic.ca)

    = CCCI, CCIC (see above)

    In English

    CCIS
    Conférence Canadienne des Instituts Séculiers

    = CCSI | Canadian Conference of Secular Institutes | In English

    In French

    CCLAT
    Centre Canadien de Lutte contre l'Alcoolisme et les Toxicomanies (https://www.ccsa.ca/fr)

    = CCSA | Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse | In English

    In French

    CCMAT
    Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies

    = CCTD | Centre Canadien des Technologies de Déminage | In French

    In English

    CCMEO

    Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation

    In English

    CCMTA

    Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex

    In English

    CCOHS

    Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (https://www.ccohs.ca/)

    In English

    CCP
    Conseil Canadien du Porc (https://www.cpc-ccp.com/)

    = CPC | Canadian Pork Council | In English

    In French

    CCP

    Center for Computational Pharmacology

    In English

    CCPA

    Conseil Canadien de Protection des Animaux

    In French

    CCQ

    Commission de la Construction du Québec (https://www.ccq.org/)

    In French

    CCQ

    Centre de Conservation du Québec (https://www.ccq.gouv.qc.ca/)

    In French

    CCRA

    Cape Canaveral Reference Atmosphere

    In English

    CCRS

    Canada Centre for Remote Sensing

    In English

    CCSA
    Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (https://www.ccsa.ca/)

    = CCLAT, CCSA (see above)

    In English

    CCSD

    Chrysler Corporation Space Division

    In English

    CCSEAS

    Canadian Council of Southeast Asian Studies

    In English

    CCSI
    Canadian Conference of Secular Institutes

    = CCIS, CCSI (see above)

    In English

    CCSMAF

    Cours Canadien de Sécurité dans le Maniement des Armes à Feu

    In French

    CCSR

    Colorado Computer Systems Research

    In English

    CCTD
    Centre Canadien des Technologies de Déminage

    = CCMAT, CCTD (see above)

    In French

    CCW

    Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing (https://www.carlisleccw.com)

    In English

    CDCD

    Collins Defense Communications Division

    In English

    CDEMA
    Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (https://www.cdema.org/)

    The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is a regional inter-governmental agency for disaster management in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). It was established as CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) so as to coordinate emergency response and relief efforts to participating states.

    In English

    CDERA

    Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency

    In English

    CDI

    Center for Defense Information

    In English

    CDMP

    Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project

    In English

    CDPQ

    Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

    In French

    CEA
    Cahiers d’Études Africaines

    Les Cahiers d’Études africaines (CEA) publie des articles de recherche théorique et de terrain sur l’Afrique, les Antilles et l’Amérique noire, c’est-à-dire sur l’Afrique et les sociétés liées à l’Afrique à travers le monde. Quoiqu’interdisciplinaire, la revue privilégie les recherches anthropologiques et historiques.

    In French

    CEA

    Cambridge Electron Accelerator

    In English

    CECC

    Congressional-Executive Commission on China (https://www.cecc.gov/)

    In English

    CECC
    Conférence des Évêques Catholiques du Canada

    = CCCB, CECC (see above)

    In French

    CECI
    Centre d'Étude et de Coopération Internationale (www.ceci.ca)

    In French

    CEDEM

    Centro Estatal de Desarrollo Municipal

    In Spanish

    CEDIM
    Centro de Estudios sobre Derecho Internacional y Mundialización

    = CEDIM | Centre d'Études sur le Droit International et la Mondialisation | In French

    In Spanish

    CEDIM
    Centre d'Études sur le Droit International et la Mondialisation

    = CEDIM (see above)

    In French

    CEEJ

    Canadian Electrical Engineering Journal

    In English

    CEHI
    Caribbean Environmental Health Institute

    The Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) is a Technical Institute of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that provides technical and advisory services to Member States in all areas of environmental management, including water resources management, sustainable land management, waste management, chemical safety, occupational health and safety, eco-efficiency, and renewable energy.

    In English

    CELADE
    Centro Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Demografía

    = CELADE | Centro Latino-americano e Caribenho de Demografia | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CELADE
    Centro Latino-americano e Caribenho de Demografia

    = CELADE (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CENIDET

    Centro Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico (www.cenidet.edu.mx)

    In Spanish

    CEPAL
    Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (https://www.cepal.org/es)

    = CEPALC | Commission Économique Pour l'Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes | In French
    = ECLAC | Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean | In English
    = CEPAL | Comissão Econômica para América Latina e o Caribe | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CEPAL
    Comissão Econômica para América Latina e o Caribe (https://www.cepal.org/pt-br)

    = CEPALC, ECLAC (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CEPALC
    Commission Économique Pour l'Amérique Latine et les Caraïbes (https://www.cepal.org/)

    = CEPAL, ECLAC (see above)

    In French

    CEPCIDI
    Comisión Ejecutiva Permanente del Consejo Interamericano para el Desarrollo Integral

    = CEPCIDI | Commission Exécutive Permanente du Conseil Interaméricain pour le Développement Intégré | In French
    = CEPCIDI | Comitê Executivo Permanente do Conselho Interamericano para o Desenvolvimento Integral | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CEPCIDI
    Commission Exécutive Permanente du Conseil Interaméricain pour le Développement Intégré

    = CEPCIDI (see above)

    In French

    CEPCIDI
    Comitê Executivo Permanente do Conselho Interamericano para o Desenvolvimento Integral

    = CEPCIDI (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CEPREDENAC
    Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central

    = CEPREDENAC | Centro de Coordenação para a Prevenção de Desastres Naturais na América Central | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CEPREDENAC
    Centro de Coordenação para a Prevenção de Desastres Naturais na América Central

    = CEPREDENAC (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CESA

    Canadian Engineering Standards Association

    In English

    CESO

    Centro de Estudios Superiores de Ortodoncia (https://ceso.edu.mx/)

    In Spanish

    CESO
    Canadian Executive Service Organization

    = SACO | Service d'Assistance Canadienne aux Organismes | In French

    In English

    CESS

    Central Eurasian Studies Society (https://www.centraleurasia.org/)

    In English

    CFA

    Canadian Flag Association

    In English

    CFA

    Cat Fanciers' Association (https://cfa.org/)

    In English

    CFAC
    Conferencia de las Fuerzas Armadas Centroamericanas

    = CFAC | Conférence des Forces Armées Centraméricaines | In French
    = CFAC | Conferência das Forças Armadas da América Central | In Portuguese

    In Portuguese

    CFAC
    Conferência das Forças Armadas da América Central

    = CFAC (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CFC
    Community Foundations of Canada (www.cfc-fcc.ca)

    = FCC | Fondations Communautaires du Canada | In French

    In English

    CFIA

    Canadian Food Inspection Agency (https://inspection.canada.ca/)

    In English

    CFMN

    Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional

    In Spanish

    CFR

    Code of Federal Regulations

    In English

    CGDAM

    Conformal Geometry and Dynamics of the American Mathematical Society

    In English

    CGTG
    Confédération Générale du Travail de la Guadeloupe (http://lacgtg.com/)

    The abbreviation CGTG (Confédération Générale du Travail de la Guadeloupe) includes the abbreviation CGT (Confédération Générale du Travail).

    In French

    CGU
    Canadian Geophysical Union (www.cgu-ugc.ca)

    = UGC | Union Géophysique Canadienne | In French

    In English

    CHA
    Canadian Historical Association

    = SHC | Société Historique du Canada | In French

    In English

    CHA

    Canadian Hockey Association (www.hockeycanada.ca)

    In English

    CHA

    Caribbean Hotel Association

    In English

    CHARMS

    Canadian Hemophilia Assessment and Resource Management Information System

    In English

    CHC

    Committee on History in the Classroom

    In English

    CHI
    Comité Juridique Interaméricain

    = CJI | Comité Jurídico Interamericano | In Spanish
    = IAJC | Inter-American Juridical Committee | In English
    = CJI | Comitê Jurídico Interamericano | In Portuguese

    In French

    CHIPS

    Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer (http://chips.ssl.berkeley.edu)

    In English

    CHLA
    Canadian Health Libraries Association

    = ABSC | Association des Bibliothèques de la Santé du Canada | In French
    = MNCP | Mouvement National des Chômeurs et Précaires | In French
    = EBD | École de Bibliothécaires Documentalistes | In French

    In English

    CHUS

    Chinese Historians in the United States

    In English

    CICESE

    Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (www.cicese.mx)

    In Spanish

    CICTE
    Comisión Interamericana contra el Terrorismo

    = CICTE | Comitê Interamericano de Combate ao Terrorismo | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CICTE
    Comitê Interamericano de Combate ao Terrorismo

    = CICTE (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CIDA
    Canadian International Development Agency

    = ACDI | Agence Canadienne de Développement International | In French

    In English

    CIDI
    Consejo Interamericano para el Desarrollo Integral

    = CIDI | Conseil interaméricain pour le Développement Intégré | In French
    = CIDI | Conselho Interamericano para o Desenvolvimento Integral | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CIDI
    Conseil interaméricain pour le Développement Intégré

    = CIDI (see above)

    In French

    CIDI
    Conselho Interamericano para o Desenvolvimento Integral

    = CIDI (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CIDPDD
    Centre International des Droits de la Personne et du Développement Démocratique (www.ichrdd.ca)

    = ICHRDD | International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development | In English

    In French

    CIGOS

    Canadian Interest Group on Open Systems

    In English

    CIHR
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (www.cihr.ca)

    = IRSC | Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada | In French

    In English

    CIISE
    Commission Internationale de l'Intervention et de la Souveraineté des États (www.iciss-ciise.gc.ca)

    = CONAP | Confederación de Nacionalidades Amazónicas del Perú | In Spanish
    = CONAP | Confederation of Amazonian Nationalities of Peru | In English
    = CONAP | Confédération des Nationalités Amazoniennes du Pérou | In French
    = CONAP | Confederação das Nações Amazônicas do Peru | In Portuguese
    = ICISS | International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty | In English

    In French

    CIMT
    Conferencia Interamericana de Ministros del Trabajo

    = CIMT | Conferência Interamericana de Ministros do Trabalho | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CIMT
    Conferência Interamericana de Ministros do Trabalho

    = CIMT (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CINCNORAD

    Commander-In-Chief, North American Aerospace

    In English

    CINDE

    Costa Rican Investment & Development Board (https://www.cinde.org/en)

    In English

    CINVESTAV

    Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (www.cinvestav.mx)

    In Spanish

    CIPSG

    Canadian Information Processing Society Graphics Interface

    In English

    CIRDN
    Comité Interamericano para la Reducción de los Desastres Naturales

    = IACNDR | Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction | In English
    = CIRDN | Comitê Interamericano sobre a Redução de Desastres Naturais | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CIRDN
    Comitê Interamericano sobre a Redução de Desastres Naturais

    = IACNDR (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CIRM

    California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (https://www.cirm.ca.gov/)

    In English

    CIRRIE

    Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (http://cirrie.buffalo.edu)

    In English

    CIRRIS

    Cryogenic Infrared Radiance Instrument(ation) for Shuttle

    In English

    CIT

    California Institute of Technology (https://www.caltech.edu)

    In English

    CIT

    Conseil Intermunicipal de Transport

    In French

    CITEL
    Comisión Interamericana de Telecomunicaciones

    = CITEL | Commission Interaméricaine des Télécommunications | In French
    = CITEL | Comissão Interamericana de Telecomunicações | In Portuguese

    In Spanish

    CITEL
    Commission Interaméricaine des Télécommunications

    = CITEL (see above)

    In French

    CITEL
    Comissão Interamericana de Telecomunicações

    = CITEL (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CJAS

    Canadian Journal of African Studies

    In English

    CJChE

    Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

    In English

    CJECE

    Canadian Journal of Electrical Computer Engineering

    In English

    CJI
    Comité Jurídico Interamericano

    = CHI, IAJC (see above)

    In Spanish

    CJI
    Comitê Jurídico Interamericano

    = CHI, IAJC (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CJMat

    Canadian Journal of Mathematics

    In English

    CJNE

    Canadian Journal of Native Education

    In English

    CJPP

    Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

    In English

    CKRA

    Cape Kennedy Reference Atmosphere

    In English

    CLASS

    Chinese Language Association for Secondary School (www.classk12.org)

    In English

    CLC
    Canadian Labour Congress

    = CTC | Congrès du Travail du Canada | In French

    In English

    CLEAR

    Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act

    In English

    CLEAR

    Computational Language and Education Research (https://www.colorado.edu/lab/clear/)

    In English

    CLGH

    Committee on Lesbian and Gay History

    In English

    CLO

    Club Linux Outaouais

    In French

    CLTA

    Chinese Language Teachers Association (http://clta-us.org/)

    In English

    CLTA-GNY

    Chinese Language Teachers' Association of Greater New York

    In English

    CMC

    Canadian Meteorological Center

    In English

    CMQ

    Collège des Médecins du Québec

    In French

    CMRA

    California Microwave Relay Association

    In English

    CMWCI

    Contributions from the Mount Wilson Observatory / Carnegie Institution of Washington

    In English

    CNA

    Canadian Nurses Association

    In English

    CNACA
    Comissão Norte-americana de Cooperação Ambiental (www.cec.org)

    = CCAAN, NACEC, CNACE, CNACA (see above)

    In Portuguese

    CNACE
    Commission Nord-Américaine de Coopération Environnementale (www.cec.org/fr/)

    = CCAAN, NACEC, CNACA (see above)

    In French

    CNAE

    Comité Nord-Américain d’Étalonnage

    In French

    CNE
    Centre National des Équipements

    Le Centre National des Équipements (CNE) est responsable de l’entreposage, du contrôle, de l’entretien et des réparations des engins lourds utilisés par le Ministère haïtien des travaux publics, par exemple pour la construction et la réparation de routes, pour le curage de canaux, pour le déblayage de rues encombrées par des alluvions, etc.

    The abbreviation CNE (Centre National des Équipements) is included in the abbreviation CORRECNE (Commission de Restructuration et de Renforcement du Centre National des Équipements).

    In French

    CNN

    Cable News Network

    In English

    CNPL

    Canadian National Poker League

    In English

    CNS

    Canadian Northern Shield (www.cns.ca)

    In English

    CNS

    Canadian Nuclear Society (www.cns-snc.ca)

    In English

    CNSA

    Canadian Nursing Students' Association

    In English

    CNSA

    California Nursing Students’ Association (https://cnsa.org/)

    In English

    COB

    Communications Office Building

    In English

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