Salomone Moderates Panel and Discussion at United Nations Multilingialism Symposium

On May 10th, Professor Rosemary Salomone moderated a panel on “The International Criminal Court” as part of a two-day international symposium on Multilingualism in International Organizations and in International Co-operation organized by the Study Group on Language at the United Nations and co-sponsored with Birbeck, University of London.

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Rosemary Salomone

The following day, she led an opening discussion on “International Organizations at Work: The Linguistic Dimension” with a distinguished panel of United Nations representatives including Guillaume Dabouis, Head of Political Section, UN Delegation of the European Union; Mekki Ebdari, translator, Arabic Section, Documentation Division; Jean-Victor Nkolo, Office of the Special Adviser on Africa; Marie-Paule Roudil, Director, UNESCO Liasion Office in New York; and Russell Taylor, Chief of Publications and Editorial, Department of Information. The discussion covered a broad range of topics on the challenges in meeting the needs and demands of a multilingual constituency including digital gaps within and between countries, differential access to education across Africa, learning in the home language, the tension between official and working languages, the contested primacy of English within the UN, and the status of French as a language of diplomacy.

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