United Nations entities worldwide marked the International Translation Day (30 September) through a series of events and activities. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 71/288, the Interntional Translation Day celebrates the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development.
Starting from 15 September 2020, eStatements, which is a dedicated section of the digital version of the Journal of the United Nations, replaced the PaperSmart portal. Part of a single-entry digital tool providing access to all information related to meetings, eStatements is used to upload and access statements delivered at United Nations meetings. The technically outdated PaperSmart portal was decommissioned. Queries about eStatements can be addressed to this email.
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We are currently receiving applications for the United Nations Global Language Roster examination for short-term English interpreters, until Wednesday, 10 November 2021. The exam is open to English interpreters with a perfect command of English, and an excellent command of French, as well as either Russian or Spanish. In the absence of a formal university qualification in conference interpretation, a minimum of 50 proven days of work in conference interpretation into English will also be required.
The UN is accepting applications until Sunday, 15 August 2021 for the United Nations competitive examination for German Translators. The exam is open to qualified candidates with a perfect command of German, which should be their main language, and an excellent knowledge of English. They must also have an excellent knowledge of French or Spanish.
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