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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.


The contest is open to:

  • Current and retired staff members in the United Nations system
  • Staff from all accredited permanent missions to the United Nations in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi
  • Students enrolled in one of the MoU or partner universities
  • Current and former interns in the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, Division of Conference Management (UNOG), Conference Management Service (UNOV) and Division of Conference Services (UNON)

List of partner universities
About the contest

13th St. Jerome Translation Contest

12th St. Jerome Translation Contest

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