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UN DESA Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government. The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 and committed to maintaining international peace and security; developing friendly relations among nations; promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization takes action on a wide range of issues, and provides a forum for its 193 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees. The work of the United Nations touches every corner of the globe and focuses on a broad range of fundamental issues, like sustainable development, protection of the environment and refugees, disaster relief and mitigation, counter terrorism, as well as disarmament and non-proliferation. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and its predecessors have helped countries around the world meet their economic, social and environmental challenges for more than 50 years. DESA’s mission - to promote development for all - reflects a fundamental concern for equity and equality in countries large and small, developed and developing. Within the framework of the United Nations Development Agenda, DESA works on issues ranging from poverty reduction, population, gender equality and indigenous rights to macroeconomic policy, development finance, public sector innovation, forest policy, climate change and sustainable development. The Department also supports the effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, a set of time-bound targets, which put the eradication of poverty at the centre of the global partnership for development. At the United Nations, DESA provides the substantive support to intergovernmental processes on development issues in the General Assembly and in the Economic and Social Council, its func
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We are looking for 1 skilled English to Russian online interpreter online volunteer to assist our team in reviewing the translation of our website into Russian. Volunteers will be recognized and acknowledged for their effort. The Online Volunteer will be tasked with the following: 1. Review the website translation for errors; 2. Ensure consistency of style ; 3. Ensure that the notes adhere to the United Nations language and style guidelines; 4. Ensure that endnotes, references and headings are standardized; 5. Ensure that figures, tables, graphs and boxes, where used, are standardized and accurate in terms of numbering and flow; 6. Consult regularly with DPIDG officers responsible for the coordination of the notes for clarification if needed.
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