At their regional meeting in October 2015 in Lima, the representatives of the Professional Associations that are members of the FIT Regional Centre Latin America adopted the following declaration on the quality of the training of translators, interpreters and terminologists in the region.

We, the representatives of the Professional Associations members of the Regional Centre Latin America of the International Federation of Translators (FIT), within the framework of the 1st LatAm Regional Meeting on Translation and Interpreting,

Pursuant to the principles of the Nairobi Recommendation,

And

Considering the unequal level of formal study programs to train translators, interpreters and terminologists in the countries in the region,

Recommend that the relevant authorities work together with the professional associations in each country in order to take concrete steps to correct existing deficiencies and train professionals with an academic level of excellence that meets the needs of the users, providing more visibility to translators, interpreters and terminologists and achieving better standards for the profession.

Lima, October 6, 2015

Download the Declaration in full here.

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  • Published: 2 years ago on 14 December 2015