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Encyclopedia > United Nations Interpretation Service

The United Nations Interpretation Service is a part of the Meetings and Publishing Division (MPD) of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management(DGACM). Its core function is to provide interpretation from and into Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish for meetings held at UN Headquarters, and those at other locations which the department is responsible for servicing. Interpretation is essential to the inter-governmental bodies for the proper conduct and smooth functioning of their deliberations.[1] Interpretation, or interpreting, is an activity that consists of establishing, either simultaneously or consecutively, oral or gestural communications between two or more speakers who are not speaking (or signing) the same language. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Meetings are sometimes held around conference tables. ... United Nations headquarters, view from East River United Nations headquarters in New York City The United Nations headquarters is a distinctive complex in New York City that has served as the United Nationss headquarters since its completion in 1952. ...

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Organigramme

The U.N. Interpretation Service is composed of the following staff:

A secretary is either an administrative assistant in business office administration, or a certain type of mid- or high-level governmental position, such as a Secretary of State. ... Human Head redirects here. ... Booth can refer to: // Open Cabins Telephone booth Polling booth, see polling station Photo booth Ticket booth (see also box office) Toll booth, see toll road Booth in a restaurant Booth in a trade fair Spanking booth, kissing booth - attractions in a carnival, a fair, etc. ... Interpreter can mean one of the following: In communication, an interpreter is a person whose role is to facilitate dialogue between two parties that do not use the same language. ... For the hair treatment see Permanent wave. ... A freelancer or freelance worker is a person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any one employer. ...

Interpretation Service Sections

The U.N. Interpretation Service is divided into the following sections:

List of UN Interpreters

Arabic Booth Interpreters

Chinese Booth Interpreters

  • Tuan-Li Diana Liao

Tuan-Li Diana Liao is one of the two real-life conference interpreters behind Sydney Pollacks film thriller, The Interpreter. ...

English Booth Interpreters

  • Elena Howard

French Booth Interpreters

  • Brigitte Andreassier-Pearl
  • Elisabeth Heyward

Brigitte Andreassier-Pearl is one of two real-life conference interpreters behind the film thriller, The Interpreter which starred the actors Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn. ...

Russian Booth Interpreters

Igor Korchilov is a top-level Russian conference interpreter who worked with Mikhail Gorbachev from 1987 to 1990, a period that covered the Cold War era. ... Pavel Palazhchenko is a high-level Soviet interpreter and principal English interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze from 1985 and 1991. ...

Spanish Booth Interpreters

Raúl Gáler is a former head of interpreting section at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Switzerland. ...

References

  1. ^ Abud-Krafft, Salome and Elena Howard. United Nations Interpretation Service: Information for Incoming Headquarters Staff. (Publisher: United Nations Department of General Assembly Affairs and Conference Services, New York:2000), 02 May 2000, 15 pages.

See also

The Interpreter is a 2005 drama/thriller film, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, and Catherine Keener. ... Sydney Pollack (born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American actor, producer, and director. ...

Related links and further readings

United Nations Portal
  • United Nations Interpretation Service Website, retrieved on 28-05-2007
  • United Nations Headquarters in New York (UNHQ) Official Website
  • United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Switzerland
  • United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Austria
  • United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Kenya
  • International Association of Conference Interpreters AIIC
  • The American Association of Language Specialists TAALS
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation at Monterey, California, retrieved on 01-06-2007
  • Directorate General for Interpretation of the European Commission at Brussels, Belgium, retrieved on01-06-2007

 
 

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