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Launched in 2005 by the English Translation Service at United Nations Headquarters, the St. Jerome Translation Contest is held each year to commemorate International Translation Day on 30 September, which was officially recognized by the General Assembly in resolution 71/288.

The contest also celebrates multilingualism within the United Nations, and highlights the important role of translators and other language professionals in multilateral diplomacy in general, and multilateral diplomacy at the United Nations in particular.

Eligibility

The contest is open to:

  • Current and former United Nations staff members in all entities of the United Nations system, irrespective of occupational group, contractual status or duty station
  • Current and former interns in all entities of the United Nations system, irrespective of occupational group or duty station
  • Staff from all accredited permanent missions to the United Nations
  • Students from MoU and partner universities


List of partner universities
 
About the contest

13th St. Jerome Translation Contest

12th St. Jerome Translation Contest

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