Where can I find information on the official terminology of the United Nations?
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2015
Official Terminology of the United Nations, including terms and titles relating to its activities, as well as organizational titles and official country names used in official UN documentation can be found in the UNTERM Portal.
UNTERM Portal is a multilingual database maintained jointly by the main duty stations and the regional commissions of the UN. It contains entries on UN terminology in the six official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) as well as some entries in German and Portuguese. The Portal is mainly intended as a linguistic tool for UN staff and other parties involved in the work of the UN, but there is also a publicly accessible interface which can be searched.
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