Be a United Nations volunteer… from your own home

I have mentioned this before, but it has been a while, so please bear with me if you are already aware of it. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to help address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device.

What started as mainly demand for translation skills has now developed into an array of ways to volunteer, including art & design, writing & editing, research, technology development, teaching, project management, event organization and several more areas too.

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Annual report on EU translation

The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union recently published its “Highlights of the Year” for 2016.

The 40-page report includes key figures about activities – translation, revision, editing, subtitling, and term lists – as well as information about the Centre’s clients, inter-institutional cooperation, external outreach and communication.  Continue reading

Job opportunity – Council of Europe, ECHR, English Language Checker

The Registry of the European Court of Human Rights is seeking an English Language Checker on a fixed-term contract, located in Strasbourg, France.

Under the authority of the Registrar of the Court and the Head of the Language Department, the incumbent will review the linguistic quality of specified categories of the Court’s draft judgments and decisions drafted in English by Registry lawyers who are not native English speakers.

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