Yesterday, 24 May 2017, the United Nations General Assembly passed a Resolution on “the role of professional translation in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development”.

This is an excellent step towards raising awareness of the translation profession worldwide.

In particular, the Resolution states in its point 1 that “[The General Assembly] Affirms that professional translation […] plays an important role in upholding the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.”

To read the full text of the adopted draft (final text not yet online), in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic, click here.