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UNTERM is a multilingual terminology database maintained jointly by the main duty stations and regional commissions of the United Nations system. Content 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. Purpose 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. Feedback Some entries in this database are very recent while others may have been retained for historical reasons.

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Glossary: Aging and Gerontology Aging: a progressive deterioration of physiological function, an intrinsic age-related process of loss of viability and increase in vulnerability. In humans, aging is characterized by a complex phenotype. Allele: one of two or more variant forms of a gene. Aphagy: inability to feed oneself due to anatomical deficiencies, common in the adult phase of some species of animals. Urban Geography Glossary Amenities: These may be within the home, in which case they refer to baths, toilets (w.c.'s), hot water etc., or outside people's homes in which case they would include parks, shops, public transport provision, etc.. Break of Bulk Point: the place where goods have to be unloaded e.g. a port. Bridging Point: a settlement site where a river is narrow or shallow enough to be bridged. The bridge becomes a route centre and trading centre, the natural location for a market. It is also a good defensive site.

Sustainable Development Goals launch in 2016 As 2015 comes to an end, and with it the 15-year cycle of the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations officially will usher in – on 1 January 2016 – an even more ambitious set of goals to banish a whole host of social ills by 2030. “The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State and other top leaders at a summit at UN Headquarters in New York in September. “They are a to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success,” he added of the 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

Guidelines for contractors translating into Spanish An official website of the European UnionAn official EU websiteHow do you know? All official European Union website addresses are in the domain. See all EU institutions and bodies Cookies Glossary of Demographic Terms Abortion Rate The number of abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44 or 15-49 in a given year. Abortion Ratio The number of abortions per 1,000 live births in a given year. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection.

Terminology databases Termsciences: is a terminology portal developed by INIST in association with LORIA and ATILF. Its aim is to promote, pool and share the terminological resources (specialist vocabularies, dictionaries, thesaurus) of public sector research and further education establishment to thus create a common terminological reference resource. Glossaries from EU institutions and bodies : a compilation of nearly 300 glossaries on various topics of EU legislation such as agriculture, taxation, migration or technology, containing relevant EU jargon, many of them in all 24 official EU languages.

Sustainability: Sustainability Glossary Editor’s Note: a primary source for this glossary was Adaptive Reuse is the process of adapting old structures for purposes other than those initially intended. Asset-Based Community Development is a methodology that seeks to uncover and utilize the strengths within communities as a means for sustainable development. The basic tenet is that a capacities-focused approach is more likely to empower the community and therefore mobilize citizens to create positive and meaningful change from within. Instead of focusing on a community's needs, deficiencies and problems, the ABCD approach helps them become stronger and more self-reliant by discovering, mapping and mobilizing all their local assets. Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or on an entire planet.

Glossary of population and sustainability terms Ageing population – An increasing average age in the population of a region due to declining fertility rates and/or rising life expectancy. Birth rate – The number of births per 1,000 of population in a given year. This is different to fertility rate – see below.

Understanding Science: An overview To understand what science is, just look around you. What do you see? Perhaps, your hand on the mouse, a computer screen, papers, ballpoint pens, the family cat, the sun shining through the window …. USGS Water Science Glossary of Terms saline water--water that contains significant amounts of dissolved solids. secondary wastewater treatment--treatment (following primary wastewater treatment) involving the biological process of reducing suspended, colloidal, and dissolved organic matter in effluent from primary treatment systems and which generally removes 80 to 95 percent of the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and suspended matter. Secondary wastewater treatment may be accomplished by biological or chemical-physical methods. Activated sludge and trickling filters are two of the most common means of secondary treatment. It is accomplished by bringing together waste, bacteria, and oxygen in trickling filters or in the activated sludge process.

Energy Glossary - Letter R Click on the alphabet letter you wish to go to. Note: No entries for Y or Z. R-VALUE -- A unit of thermal resistance used for comparing insulating values of different material. It is basically a measure of the effectiveness of insulation in stopping heat flow. Glossary : Inclusion Absolute Deprivation – Lack of opportunities or capacities for individuals, households or social groups to access certain resources, institutions or to become involved with the basic processes of their society. Absolute Poverty – The level of income or spending of families and individuals below the defined minimum of living requirements, such as food, clothes, footwear, housing, heating, etc. The basic living requirements are comprised of specified amounts and structures of consumptions for these requirements. Active Population – An economically active population, whether employed, or seeking employment in the labour market.