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UN Style Guide A-Z

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The UN official guide is now available (changes from 1984 are marked with *):


Sources

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backward (adj.)(UN:355)
backwards (adv.)(UN:355)
balance-of-payments (adj.)(UN:355)
balance of payments (noun)(UN:355)
balance sheet (UN:355)
befit
'Befitted' in the past tense, says WHO (p84). But 'benefited' and 'targeted'.
beforehand (UN:355)
behaviour (UN:355)
belligerent (UN:355)
benefit
'Benefited'. according to WHO (84) and UN (355).
benefiting
(UN:355). But see 'befit'.
biased (UN:355)
biannual (twice a year) (UN:355)
biennial (every second year) (UN:355)
biennium (pl. bienniums) (UN:355)
bilateral (UN:355)
bilingual (UN:355)
bimonthly (UN:355)
birth rate (UN:355)
bookkeeping (UN:355)
bottle-neck (UN:355)
break down (verb) (UN:355)
breakdown (noun) (UN:355)
breakthrough (UN:355)
budgeted (UN:355)
bureaux (pl.) (UN:355)
bulleted lists
The thing to remember from the UN manual is that semi-colons are out: Punctuation with bullets
When items introduced by bullets are short (equivalent to a list), no punctuation should follow the items. In more complex constructions, especially if the items consist of whole sentences, a full stop may be used after each item. Semicolons should not be used.
http://69.94.137.26/editorialcontrol/ed-guidelines/format/para_subpara.htm
by-product (UN:355)