The United Nations Terminology Database

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Please note that this version is still undergoing development and refinement. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

UNTERM is a multilingual terminology database maintained jointly by the main duty stations and regional commissions of the United Nations system.


UNTERM provides terminology and nomenclature in subjects relevant to the work of the United Nations. Information is provided in the six UN official languages, and there are also entries in German and Portuguese.


This database is a linguistic tool created primarily to facilitate the work of United Nations staff members and other people around the world who participate or are interested in the Organization's activities. The inclusion of an item in this database should not be construed as an endorsement by the United Nations of any particular position, entity or programme.


Some entries in this database are very recent while others may have been retained for historical reasons. Please let us know in the Feedback form of any mistakes, discrepancies or missing data. We will be grateful for your input.