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Multilingualism in Africa

Última actualización: 27 Oct 2019

Promotion of multilingualism in Africa

Perseverance, determination and success

JOY CADOGAN, UNECA WITH INPUT FROM UNOG AND UNON

Inaugural staff collaboration and interpreter training to achieve the common objective of multilingualism.

Accreditation testing of freelance interpreters is routine within the UN, with tests administered by its main offices once annually on average. However, this particular initiative to promote multilingualism through the training and accreditation of young graduates in Africa was unique in a sense, and special to the 22 trainers and five evaluators from four duty stations who were resolute and steadfast in their quest to ensure that freelance interpreters in Africa, the large majority of whom were self-taught, were made boothready to service UN events. A few had completed shortterm English-French training conducted by the Organization internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), but still needed coaching on UN style and techniques..............

 

Read more in UN Special, Octobre 2019