UN officially declares September 30 as Translation Day

2 June 2017

The United Nations General Assembly confirmed the approval of a draft resolution declaring September 30 as International Translation Day (ITD). A draft approved on 24 May affirmed the crucial role of professional translation in the work of the UN and in fostering linguistic diversity and social harmony.

The Foreign Ministry of Belarus was the main sponsor of the ITD initiative with full support from 27 other countries who acted as co-sponsors. Andrei Dapkiunas, Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations, said in his opening presentation that the resolution went “much broader and deeper than simply respect for the well-known profession”. He emphasized, “This resolution is about the underappreciated role of language in the life of our human society. We feel that this deserves further discussion, perhaps legal protection of those translators working in conflict zones and in situations of higher risks.”

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