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Launched in 2005 by the English Translation Service at UN Headquarters, the St. Jerome Translation Contest is held each year to commemorate International Translation Day, which is officially recognized by the International Federation of Translators.

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.

The contest is open to:
  • Current and former United Nations staff members in all departments and offices, irrespective of occupational group, contractual status or duty station;
  • Delegates from all accredited missions to the United Nations;
  • Students from MoU and partner universities.

List of partner universities
About the contest

12th St. Jerome Translation Contest

11th St. Jerome Translation Contest

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