by | Jun 22, 2017 | Language Skills, Translation Services News


In today’s global economy, multilingualism is the norm, not the exception.

Professional translation services for any business within our global economy is a necessity, not merely a perk to prospective customers.

The United Nations, on its Seventy-First Session, with their Agenda item 125, published on May 10th, 2017, re-affirmed the importance of multilingualism in our global community and noted the importance of professional translation, stating:

Noting that, as a transposition of a literary or scientific work, including technical work, from one language into another language, professional translation, including translation proper, interpretation and terminology, is indispensable to preserving clarity, a positive climate and productiveness in international public discourse and interpersonal communication.”

When businesses decide to use machine translation, or use untrained professional linguists to convey their message, they are risking much more than being seen as unprofessional. Wrong translation or interpretation from their source message can have large economic consequences.

The United Nations, during their Generally Assembly Session, also declared September 30th as International Translation Day, and went on to emphasize the integral role that it plays on the world stage:

“Affirms that professional translation, as a trade and an art, plays an important role in upholding the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.”

Businesses, when partnered with a professional translation agency, enjoy relationships with global customers. This both enhances the business and translates into increased dollar figures.

And on this basis, the United Nations during the same assembly set out the following:

“Invites all Member States, the organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe International Translation Day, in an appropriate manner and in accordance with national priorities, in order to raise awareness of the importance of professional translation, and stresses that the cost of such activities should be met from voluntary contributions.”

Language Marketplace is the premier service provider of translation services in all ‘other languages’, in addition to French and English. Language Marketplace is the perfect partner for any company’s multilingualism needs.

If you would like to read the full Seventy-first session, Agenda item 125, Multilingualism, please click here.