30th September – International Translation Day

On 24 May 2017, the General Assembly adopted resolution 71/288 on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day.International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.

On this day translators, linguists, students, writers and other members of language industry conduct special activities to celebrate their profession, raise the awareness of the importance of their work and express solidarity with the fellow translators worldwide. Translation enables effective communication between people around the world. It is a courier for the transmission of knowledge, a protector of cultural heritage, and essential to the development of a global economy. Highly skilled translators are key. Translation Studies helps practitioners develop those skills.Translation is necessary for the spreading new information, knowledge, and ideas across the world. It is absolutely necessary to achieve effective communication between different cultures. In the process of spreading new information, translation is something that can change history.

‘’Without translation I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world’’ said Italo Calvino.


Hatyja Gylyjova,

1st Year Student of the faculty of International Jurnalism
of the Institute of International Relations
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turmkmenistan.



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