2020 International Translation Day
Finding the words for a world in crisis
We hope that despite the Covid-19 crisis, your plans for celebrating the International Translation Day (ITD) 2020 are well under way. FIT wants to highlight the importance of translators, terminologists and interpreters in managing crisis situations both on the international scale as well as on the national and local scale in ensuring the flow of information between all language groups, and therefore the FIT IDT theme 2020 is ”Finding the words for a world in crisis”.
Each year, translators, interpreters and terminologists celebrate International Translation Day on 30 September, the feast of St. Jerome. A unifying theme is chosen each year and a competition is held to design a poster for FIT members to print and use to promote the day and join together in celebrating our professions.
In 2017 we achieved an historical milestone for all professional translators, interpreters and terminologists, with the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopting Resolution A/RES/71/288, recognising the role of professional translation in connecting nations, and fostering peace, understanding and development. In the same resolution, the United Nations General Assembly declared 30 September to be UN International Translation Day, celebrated across the entire UN network.