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UN system observes International Translation Day
The UN system, social groups and linguists across the world celebrated the International Translation Day on 30 September 'to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security'.

"Transposition of a literary or scientific work, including technical work, from one language into another language, professional translation, including translation proper, interpretation and terminology, is indispensable to preserving clarity, a positive climate and productiveness in international public discourse and interpersonal communication," informed the UN on its website.

It was in 2017 that the General Assembly adopted resolution 71/288 on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day.

The day is also dedicated to St. Jerome was a priest from North-eastern Italy, who is known mostly for his endeavour of translating most of the Bible into Latin from the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, added the website describing the main aim of observance as celebration of multilingualism and highlighting the important role of translators and other language professionals in multilateral diplomacy.

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