UN GA adopts resolution on professional translation

On 24 May 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution: ‘The role of professional translation in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development’. According to the  Head of the Belarusian Mission to the United Nations, the work of translation is the main practical tool for ‘strengthening and preserving multilingualism in the world, supporting cultural and linguistic diversity, but also in strengthening the role of translators and interpreters in strengthening international dialogue and building bridges of mutual understanding and trust between nations as opposed to “building walls”’.