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UNESCO nominated as one of the “Linguists of the Year”
UNESCO is one of the 14 "Linguists of the Year" 2005 nominated by the members of Inttranet,a global network of professional interpreters and translators. The leading three nominees were Noam Chomsky (17.43%), UNESCO (13.76%) and In Memoriam: interpreters killed in the line of duty (11.01%).

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UNESCO nominated as one of the “Linguists of the Year”

09-01-2006 (Paris)
UNESCO nominated as one of the “Linguists of the Year”
UNESCO is one of the 14 "Linguists of the Year" 2005 nominated by the members of Inttranet,a global network of professional interpreters and translators. The leading three nominees were Noam Chomsky (17.43%), UNESCO (13.76%) and In Memoriam: interpreters killed in the line of duty (11.01%).
The honorary citation “Linguist of the Year” recognisez the struggle of linguists who were the focus for media attention during the past year, and have increased public awareness of the importance of linguists and languages as a result.

The Inttranet nominees as Linguists of the Year for 2005 were: Alex Waibel, Andrew Wedel, Bright Simasiku, David S.C. Chu, David W. Lightfoot, Abdul-Rahman Abd Rabu, Hussein Hanoun Al-Saadi, In memoriam: interpreters killed in the line of duty, Jack Jones, Noam Chomsky, Sibel Edmonds, The LiTgloss project, UNESCO and Valerie Fast Horse. Backgrounders for all the nominees are available on Inttranews, the news site for the Inttranet.

Nominees for the annual Inttranet Awards are selected in relation to the number of press articles published on their work in support of languages during the year, and then elected by the 1,570 members of the Inttranet via an on-line voting system.

Among its achievements during the year, UNESCO’s Member States enacted a convention on protecting cultural diversity worldwide. The goal of the proposed convention, formally titled the Convention on the Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions, is to protect a nation's cultural diversity and its culture from any negative effects of globalization. It also seeks to promote a country's ethnic traditions and minority languages.

The Inttranet is a multilingual portal (currently available in 33 languages) designed by and for professional interpreters and translators, providing a complete range of dedicated features and services, all of which are interoperable in each language. The portal is the first for professional interpreters and translators to be fully compliant with ISO 9001 quality assurance requirements.

The aims of the Inttranet include the creation of an omnilingual professional community; • the placement of all languages and cultures on an equal footing; and the preservation of one of the most precious heritages of all: the linguistic and cultural diversity of the world.

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