Unsung language experts keep UN diplomats "on message"

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Katherine Durnin, head of the UN English translation service. Photo: Elizabeth Scaffidi

If you thought the work of a UN translator was straightforward, then think again.

Speaking ahead of International Translation Day, which will be marked on 30 September, the head of the UN translation service Kathy Durnin, said that hours of dedicated work goes on behind the scenes, to keep everyone "on message".

Liz Scaffidi went to meet Ms Durnin and find out more about the "unsung" experts who keep everyone on the same page at UN Headquarters and beyond.

Duration:  5’02″

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