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Overview of DG Interpretation's activities for King's birthday

Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of ThailandKnown to be a monarch highly revered by his people, the King of Thailand's personal accomplishments also furnish him with a strong claim on the hearts of linguists throughout the world. Educated in French and German, he later decided also to learn English and, in numerous publications, he has proved himself also to be a highly proficient, insightful translator and author.

Thus, as a special celebration in honour of the King's 84th Birthday, on World Translation Day (30th September) in Thailand an International Conference was organised by the Royal Institute of Thailand on “Translation, Localization, Interpretation and Sign Language in ASEAN Economic Community: Vision, Mission and Potential". The conference was broadcast on the internet, radio and satellite TV.

Given the affinities with ASEAN and our established international presence, DG Interpretation-SCIC was honoured to be invited to provide the keynote speech. (Video: Brian Fox, Director of Provision of Interpretationexternal link).