The UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation which includes subject terms for the following areas of knowledge: education, science, culture, social and human sciences, information and communication, and politics, law and economics. It also includes the names of countries and groupings of countries: political, economic, geographic, ethnic and religious, and linguistic groupings.
The UNESCO Thesaurus database can be browsed via this website in two ways:
- Hierarchically (by area of knowledge and by microthesaurus)
The UNESCO Thesaurus includes French and Spanish equivalents of English preferred terms. Indexes of Spanish terms (with French and English equivalents) and French terms (with Spanish and English equivalents) have also been provided.