Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, The

Organization's name: Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, The
Organization's acronym: ZAP
Former Name(s): Disarmament Intelligence Review
Headquarters address  
Address: Werks Central, 15-17 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: +44 1273 737219
Fax: ZAP
Web site:

Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English

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Diane Love
Rebecca Johnson Head of Organization
Torbjørn Graff Hugo Designation
Cristian Wittmann Designation
Rebecca JOHNSON Head of Organization
Jasmin Galace Designation
Victoria Elson Others , Designation
Ulrika Moller
Sharon DOLEV Others , Designation
Rebecca Johnson Conference Focal Point , Head of Organization , Designation
Ayman Sorour Designation
Richard Moyes Others , Designation
Elizabeth Minor Designation
Robert MTONGA Designation
Arife KÖSE
Beatrice Fihn Designation
Janet Fenton Advancement of Women , Designation
Ife Kubler-Agyemang Designation
Rebecca Sharkey Others , Designation
Clare Conboy Others
Rachel Vincent
Rachel Merriman-Goldring
Joy Onyesoh Designation
Samir ABI
Sigrid Zurbuchen Heiberg Designation
Pamela Spees Designation
Nasser BURDESTANI Others , Designation
Yildiz ÖNEN
Hlayani Kennedy Mabasa Others
Thomas Nash Others , Designation
Clare Conboy Others , Advancement of Women
Alexandra REIDON
Arielle Denis Designation
Abacca Anjain-Maddison Advancement of Women , Designation
Clare Conboy Advancement of Women , Designation
Elizabeth Bernstein Others
Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan Others , Designation
Daniela VARANO
Kat Barton Others , Application , Re-classification , Quadrennial Report , Designation
Mairead Corrigan Maguire Others
Maria Pia Devoto Designation
Anne Marte SKALAND
Nosizwe BAQWA
Iulian Romanyshyn
Magnus Løvold Designation
Timothy Wright Designation
Janhabi Nandy
Timmon Wallis Application , Designation
Natalie Goldring Conference Focal Point , Designation
Maya Brehm Others , Designation
Keiko Nakamura Sustainable Development (secondary) , Committee on NGOs Representative , Financing for Development , Forests , Sustainable Development (primary) , Head of Organization , Public Administration , Social Development , Application , Advancement of Women , Re-classification , Quadrennial Report , Designation
Vanessa Griffen Others , Designation
Laura Boillot Others , Designation
Jelena Vicentic Designation
Jody Williams
Daniel Högsta Designation
Sheila Mweemba Designation
Helen Thompson Advancement of Women
Loreta Castro Designation
Nafiseh Baeidi nejad
Sarah Bishop Designation


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Atomic Energy
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Disarmament
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Affairs
  • International Law
  • International Security
  • Outer Space
  • Peace and Security
  • Violence
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Geographic scope: International
    Millennium Development Goals:
    • Promote gender equality and empower women
    Mission statement:
    Year established (YYYY): 1995
    Year of registration (YYYY): 1996
    Organizational structure: The Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy is a non-profit educational company 'limited by guarantee', registered in England and Wales in 1996, No. 3149465. The work of the Acronym Institute is carried out by a small staff team and overseen by an international Board of Directors. The Executive Director of the Acronym Institute, Dr Rebecca Johnson, holds a PhD in international relations and diplomacy from the London School of Economics, an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Bristol. Dr Johnson serves on the advisory bodies of various international and UK-based security, arms control and women's organisations, including Mayors for Peace, the Middle Powers Initiative and IANSA Women's Group. She is the Vice President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and was formerly senior advisor to the international Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission and a Vice Chair of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Board.  A prolific writer and analyst on international disarmament and security issues her latest book, "Unfinished Business", which chronicled the campaigning and negotiations to achieve a CTBT, was published by the United Nations in May 2009. The Acronym Institute's Board of Directors is made up of experts in the fields of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation as well as diplomacy, international relations and international law. Board members contribute to the work of the organisation via their input at regular Board meetings and by their involvement in specific Acronym projects as appropriate. Currently, our Board of Directors consists of: David Atwood, Director, Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) Nomi Bar-Yaacov, Middle East Foreign Policy Advisor General Sir Hugh Beach (retired) Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at London School of Economics (LSE) Tim Caughley, former New Zealand diplomat and Director, United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (Geneva branch), Lord Ramsbotham, (retired UK General, now House of Lords). General Sir Hugh Beach is the current Chair. Whilst we maintain a formal headquarters in London, in order to maximise our resources, we encourage staff and consultants to work from home. This 'virtual' structure provides a cost-effective use of resources by releasing overheads and administrative resources to enable us to maximize our substantive work. It also supports our equal opportunities policy by enhancing flexibility and facilitating positive working conditions for parents with young children and people with disabilities involving impaired mobility.
    Number and type of members: We are not a membership organisation.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: Acronym is affiliated to/engaged with: WILPF, IANSA & Pugwash, & the UK-based Nuclear Weapons Policy Liaison Group and WMD Awareness Programme. Rebecca Johnson is Vice-Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
    Funding structure:
    • Fees for providing consulting or research services

    • Donations and grants from domestic sources

    • Foreign and international grants

    Main Objective

    Special Event / Application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC
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