Updates Planned for the UNU Jargon Buster App

  • 2016•01•04     Maastricht

    The UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), the lead institute for the UNU Jargon Buster mobile application (app), recently announced several new outreach partners, including three UN Information Centres (Indonesia, Namibia, and the USA).

    The UNU Jargon Buster is a glossary app that clarifies hundreds of social, political, and economic terms. It serves as a reference point for the terminology used in global debates on migration, development, the environment, and all major UN issues.

    Version 1.0 contains some 450 entries, including 200 terms (with definitions, references, and further reading) and 250 acronyms from across the UN system (most with hyperlinks).

    Two major updates of the UNU Jargon Buster are planned in 2016: the first in April (expanding to 1000+ entries) and another in September (version 2.0, with 5000+ entries). Based on popular demand, UNU-MERIT is also planning an online browser-based version of Jargon Buster (plans to be confirmed in February 2016).

    The UNU Jargon Buster is a free app available for Android and iOS mobile devices. It was compiled by UNU-MERIT with design and technical support from Mediablenders and Maastricht University’s Premium programme.

    For more information, please see  Roadmapp for the UNU Jargon Buster on the UNU-MERIT website.