[lg policy] International Peace Bureau: Language Policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 21 16:13:55 UTC 2012

about ipb Language Policy

IPB is committed to making available as many of our materials as
possible in as many languages as possible - especially major world
We are conscious of the excessive domination of English as a world
language -- but also aware of its role as a convenient lingua franca
for large numbers of readers. Thus the original language of most of
our documents is English, and these are presented on this site and on
our social media pages etc.

However, professional translation is expensive, and our very limited
income restricts our capacity to maintain versions of the website in
even one or two other languages, as many other organisations do. It is
true that many volunteer translators are available and willing to
help, and indeed we do make use of their services. However even
managing our use of volunteers takes a certain amount of time away
from actually carrying out our projects.

Over the years we have arranged translations of many key documents.
However these have been mostly into West European languages (as well
as Arabic and Japanese) and we are keen to find opportunities to
expand our languages range to reflect a broader worldwide readership.

We have decided to make available these translations directly at the
place in the website where they appear, rather than in a separate
section labelled 'français' etc. We estimate that most readers will
have enough English to navigate to the pages they are most interested
in. If you would like to assist us, for example by offering your
volunteer help in translating  materials, please contact the


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