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English into Arabic translation of the Yearbook of the United Nations

UN DPI Yearbook Unit

01 Dec 2017 This opportunity is no longer available Share
01 Dec 2017 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Task
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Requirements
Working under the direction of an Editor of the Yearbook of the United Nations and in consultation with the Chief Editor, two volunteers are sought who, within a period of 3 months (by end of March 2018), can translate the 2012 edition of the Yearbook Express into Arabic—one of the six UN official languages, with a word count of about 18,000. The Yearbook Express features the chapter introductions to each of the 33 chapters of the Yearbook. A team approach is recommended in this project. The text, with a word count of about 18,000, will be split between the two translators, who will also revise each other’s translation. One of them will serve as a final revisor, who will proofread all text at the end to ensure consistency before final submission.
Translation
Translation and interpretation
With its comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues and institutional matters, the Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the annual activities of the Organization. With the assistance of UN Online Volunteers, the Yearbook Unit has completed the translation of many Yearbook Express editions into the other five official UN languages (http://unyearbook.un.org/express/). By promoting an understanding of the work of the United Nations, the Yearbook contributes to building support for peace, development, human rights and the rule of law for all. The volunteers' contribution will augment the multilingualism of UN information products and make this UN system reference publication more accessible to a global audience.
Volunteers: 2 needed
6-10 hours per week / 12 weeks
The volunteer should be a native speaker of Arabic with experience translating academic reference-level publications from English into his or her native language.
Global
English, Arabic

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