Archive for the ‘Organizations’ Category

What does NASA stand for?

NASA is the term used for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is an independent organization of the United States government that is accountable for space flight and aviation. The mission of NASA is to forge the future in scientific exploration, aeronautics investigation and discovering space. In fulfilling this mission, thousands of people have been […]

What does UEFA stand for?

UEFA stands for The Union of European Football Associations. The Union of European Football Association is the controlling and administrative body for European football and at all times it is referred to by its acronym UEFA. This national football association runs throughout the various European national and club competitions, it also oversees the regulations, prize […]

What does IMF stand for?

IMF is the acronym for the International Monetary Fund. It is an international organization that follows the macroeconomic policies of its member countries in overseeing the global financial system. This is particularly those member countries that have an impact on exchange rates and the balance of payments. The expressed objectives of the organization are to […]

What does NATO stand for?

NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO is an alliance of twenty eight (28) countries from North America and Europe. These countries have a goal and that is to execute the objectives of the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on April 4, 1949. According to the treaty, NATO’s fundamental responsibility is to […]

What does ASTM stand for?

About ASTM ASTM International or ASTM was previously known as the American Society for Testing and Materials. It is an international standards organization that creates and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a large variety of materials, products, systems, and services. The organization’s headquarters is in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. ASTM was established before other similar […]

What does NPR stand for?

NPR stands for National Public Radio which is a US based non-profit business media group that was established in February of 1970, after the passing of the Public Broadcasting Act. It was the successor of the National Educational Network and currently the organization’s main operation is located in 635 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington D.C. The […]

What does MADD stand for?

The acronym MADD stands for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. MADD was established on September 5, 1980 with a clear cut mission to assist victims of crimes carried out by individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs and to assist the victim’s families as well as to make the public aware of the drug and […]

What does ISO stand for?

ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization and it is the world’s largest publisher and developer of international standards. An international standard is developed based on an agreement between the member bodies of the ISO. ISO is a non-government organization that connects the private and public sectors. Many of the ISO’s member institutes are from […]

What does Swift stand for?

The acronym S.W.I.F.T stands for Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunication. SWIFT is a non-profit messaging service-type organization with its headquarters located in Belgium. One can find SWIFT offices in the developing markets and the world’s major financial centres. SWIFT is member owned and its membership consists of financial institutions. Origin The origin of SWIFT […]

What does USS stand for?

About USS The Union of Secondary Students or USS was founded and established in January of 2001 by Shane O Donnell, Lorcan Fox, Graham Barry, Carly-Anne Gannon and Lyndsey O Connell. With the aid of the Union of Students in Ireland, the founders of the USS scheduled and carried out its first meeting, which took […]