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Translation from English to French of the UN Guidance Note on Civic Space

OHCHR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 Jan 2021 This opportunity is no longer available Share
11 Jan 2021 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Task
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Requirements
The United Nations Office for Human Rights is looking for 1 volunteer online for assistance in the translation from English to French of the United Nations Guidance Note on Civic Space. The Guidance Note recognizes civic space as a threshold issue to successful implementation of the three UN pillars and commits the UN system to take concrete steps in protecting and promoting civic space at the global and country levels. The document will be used by the organization for the Development Objective Sustainable [SDG No. 16 on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels and will help us meet the proposed goals. The text to be translated contains 6110 words over a period of 2 weeks maximum. The document will need to be submitted in MS Word file.
Translation
Translation and interpretation
In September 2020, under the leadership of the Secretary-General, the United Nations adopted a Guidance Note on Protecting and Promoting Civic Space. The Guidance Note recognizes civic space as a threshold issue to successful implementation of all three pillars of the United Nations and, building on the Secretary-General’s Call to Action for Human Rights, commits the United Nations system to take concrete steps in protecting and promoting civic space at the global and country levels. As part of public outreach and promotion of the new Guidance Note, we wish to translate the executive summary of the Guidance Note into the official UN languages. This would present the volunteer with a good experience into contributing on this important work. More information can be found here: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/CivicSpace/Pages/UNRoleCivicSpace.aspx This would fall under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. More info here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal16
Volunteers: 1 needed
20+ hours per week / 2 weeks
Candidates must have French as their native language and be fluent in English. Being familiar with the technical terms on civic space is an advantage to make the assignment. Previous experience in translating official documents is an added-advantage. Translation of a paragraph will be requested as part of the selection process.
Global
English, French

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