IWD 2016: Celebrating central role of interpreters in Global Initiatives International Week of the Deaf (IWD) is a global celebration and awareness campaign led by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) since 1958. Since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters [...]
Multilingualism, is one of the key pillars of the European Union and the centrepiece for its engagement of and with citizens from its 28 Member States and across 24 official languages. EU is also one of the leading centres of excellence in translation, interpreting and terminology. Each year, on 26 [...]
The International Federation of Translators (FIT) is proud to announce the chosen theme for International Translation Day 2016 ‘Connecting Worlds’, proposed by our longstanding member and strong supporter, the American Translators Association (ATA). The professions of translator, interpreter and terminologist, all represented by FIT, are dedicated to one common goal [...]
Since 2010 the activities of the FIT Secretariat have been expertly and professionally undertaken from Basel with Jeannette Ørsted at the rudder. During that period she was instrumental in transforming the secretariat from a traditional bricks and mortar office to a state-of-the-art virtual office of a global Federation open 24/7. [...]
Call for 2017 ITD Theme Let’s tell the world about what we do International Translators’ Day is just one of the important ways FIT reaches out to the public. The theme for 2016, Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds is perfectly captured in Micaela Karaman’s stylish poster of CTPCBA, in the [...]
FIT has co-signed an open letter to the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship regarding Protective Asylum for Endangered Afghan Host Nation Linguists. Read the full letter here.
The winner of the 2016 ITD poster competition is Mica Karaman. She is a professional designer with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and has been employed at the CTPCBA -Argentinian FIT member association- since November 2015. More in her LinkedIn presentation.