Instructions & Info for Translators

Agenda items: translation

Always refer to the agenda of a session (doc 01) to translate agenda items. This document is posted on the relevant session website. 

Comments by translators

Please do not insert any comments in the translated text. Send them via a separate file when returning your translation. The final file must be clean and publishing-ready. 


It is the responsibility of the translator to check and insert hyperlinks.

As a general rule, if the link leads to a document only available in English, please keep the English hyperlink. If the document has been translated, please update the hyperlink accordingly. 

Links to WMO publications should lead to the presentation page of the publication (English or translated version) and not to the publication PDF version. 



For constituent body documents, as of EC-73, the hyperlinks on decisions, resolutions or recommendations will lead to the exact page where the decisions, resolutions or recommendations appears in the report, in each language. Click here for some guidelines. 


Please send your questions to LSU (lsu[@]wmo.intduring the translation process and not when returning the file. 

Titles of resolutions/recommendations/decisions/publications

Always check in the WMO library the official translation of:

- the titles of resolutions, recommendations or decisions available in the final reports;

- the titles of publications.