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If the organisation’s name is commonly abbreviated or uses an acronym, you can use this in-text but it needs to be introduced correctly.

Use the organisation's full name the first time you refer to a report by that organisation, together with the abbreviation/acronym in square brackets.  In subsequent references to the same report, as well as other reports by the same organisation, only the abbreviated form should be used.

For example: (see also the link below and scroll to Organisation or corporate author)

First in-text citation

(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO], 2009)

Subsequent in-text citations

(UNESCO, 2009).