Translators and interpreters as key actors in global networking
Edited By Hannelore Lee-Jahnke and Martin Forstner
Welcome Remarks Vladimir GRATCHEV Rector Vassalli, Professor Lee-Jahnke, State Counsellor Rochat, Distinguished Participants Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues On behalf of Mr. Tokayev, the Director-General, UNOG, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Palais des Nations for the annual CIUTI Forum. He is very pleased that UNOG’s hosting of CIUTI became a tradition. Unfortunately, the Director-General cannot join us today as he is accompanying the Secretary-General to the An- nual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. I am also representing Mr. Shaaban, the Under-Secretary-General for the Department for General Assembly and Conference Manage- ment. Mr. Shaaban sends his very best wishes for the successful organization of the event this year and fondly remembers last year’s Forum held in China. It will be recalled that USG, DGACM partici- pated in the Forum for the first time in 2007. We appreciate the opportunity to continue our good tradition of coming together here as a demonstration of the close links be- tween the Forum and the United Nations Office at Geneva, in par- ticular language professionals from all over the world. Indeed, Geneva is a hub of international policy and related matters like promotion of the multilingualism. Allow me, first of all, to express my appreciation to the organ- izers for – once again – pulling together such a comprehensive pro- 4gramme with talented and distinguished participants, which will allow in-depth discussion on the wide-range of issues facing the language professionals. The Division of Conference Management at the United Nations Office...
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