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IMO to Promotes Multilingualism

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Shailaja A. Lakshmi

Multilingual communication is essential in bringing the work of the United Nations closer to the world's citizens, fostering trust among Member States and facilitating informed decision-making.

By making information available in all official languages, the language and conference services enable their organisations to communicate better, and to be more open, accountable and participatory.

International Maritime Organization (IMO) confirmed its commitment to multilingualism at the International Annual Meeting on Language Arrangements, Documentation and Publication (IAMLADP) in Brussels, Belgium (27-29 May).

IAMLADP is an international forum and network of managers of international organizations employing conference and language service providers.

IMO joined representatives of 50 international organizations and participated in sessions on data governance in conference services, how to enhance accessibility for persons with disabilities to conferences and meetings of the United Nations system, artificial intelligence and other new technologies in the field of language and conference services and inclusive communication, among others.

The IMO delegation also attended parallel peer-learning sessions on specific topics related to translation, interpretation and conference management. The meeting adopted the Brussels statement on multilingualism. The European Union hosted the event.

IMO also participated in the annual Joint Inter-Agency Meeting on Computer-Assisted Translation and Terminology (JIAMCATT), in Luxembourg (13-15 May 2019), joining participants from national and international organizations, including the United Nations and many of its specialized agencies and of the Coordinated Organizations (OECD, NATO, Interpol) as well as EU institutions.

Governments were also represented, as well as the University Contact Group of IAMLADP. The meeting was hosted by the European Commission's Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union.

JIAMCATT 2020 will be hosted by IMO in London.

Jun 3, 2019

 

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