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In response to diverse and wide-ranging demands of United Nations language staff for terminology and nomenclature, a terminological database has been compiled. UNTERM is a multilingual terminology database which provides United Nations nomenclature and special terms in all six official UN languages - English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic. The database is mainly intended for use by the language and editorial staff of the United Nations to ensure consistent translation of common phrases used within the Organization. The records contained in DETERM are primarily based on the German Translation Section's current translation work, which covers only a limited area of UN activities, i.e. essentially resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council, annual reports of the Secretary-General and of the Security Council, and similar documents. Another important distinction is to be made between the United Nations proper on the one hand and the so-called &t;United Nations System&t;.

Keywords: DETERM; German Translation Section; Security Council; terminology database; United Nations System; UNTERM



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