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FIT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs / International Federation of Translators) is an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists. More than 100 professional associations and training institutes are affiliated, representing more than 80,000 translators in 55 countries. The goal of the Federation is to promote professionalism in the disciplines it represents.

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Translatio July 2017 is out

The July 2017 issue of the FIT Newsletter Translatio is ready for downloading.  Here are the links to the English version and the French version. We are pleased to see that the option of reading Translatio  on Android and Apple devices has become popular. Please inform your members about this option: Android: Click here to download and install [...]

ITD Adopted!

United Nations recognises role of professional translation May 24, 2017 marks an historical milestone for all professional translators, interpreters and terminologists as the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted Resolution A/71/L.68 recognising the role of professional translation in connecting nations, and fostering peace, understanding and development. [...]

Leading FIT in 2017: Meeting all the needs of a growing Federation

At the invitation of our Canadian colleagues, the 2014-17 FIT Council met in the Canadian capital for its first face-to-face meeting in this Congress year of 2017, also the 150th anniversary of Canada. A number of Council Members could not participate face-to-face due to unforeseen circumstances including family commitments and [...]

Celebrating 25 years: FIT Council travels to Montreal to celebrate OTTIAQ milestone

Following the successful visibility event in Ottawa (see separate Press Release), and two days of Council Meeting, members of the FIT Council saw the beautiful sunrise as they took the dawn train to Montreal. At the Gare centrale de Montréal, Members of FIT Council were warmly welcomed by OTTIAQ  Chairman [...]

FIT celebrates with Canada: 150 years of excellence in translation, interpreting and terminology

Both Canadian members of FIT invited the Council to visit Canada during its 150th anniversary year. What better reason to visit this bilingual nation’s capital - Ottawa! (see dedicated press release for our visit to Montreal). In line with the now established practice and principle of supporting local organisations wherever [...]

FIT meets and supports the International PEN Club

The Quebec Declaration on Literary Translation and Translators published by the International PEN Club in 2015 and supported by FIT can now be downloaded from the FIT website under Resources. The declaration promotes literary translation as an art of passion and fosters equality of cultures, respect for authors and original [...]

Translating the Treaty

Celebrating 30 years of New Zealand Society of Translators & Interpreters (NZSTI) When the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on the 6th of February 1840 at Waitangi, and elsewhere at different locations in New Zealand during 1840, it was a treaty signed between two parties. The first party comprised those [...]