FIT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs / International Federation of Translators) is an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists. More than 130 professional associations and training institutes are affiliated, representing more than 85,000 translators in 55 countries. The goal of the Federation is to promote professionalism in the disciplines it represents.


XXII FIT World Congress in Varadero, Cuba, 3-5 December 2020!

The International Federation of Translators (FIT) and the Asociación Cubana de Traductores e Intérpretes (ACTI), as the hosting organisation, are pleased to announce the XXII FIT World Congress, to be held from 3 to 5 December 2020, in Varadero, Cuba. All language professionals are welcome to join us for the first FIT World Congress ever...

Joint appeal by AIIC, FIT and WASLI regarding the economic effects of the coronavirus

Interpreters and translators are feeling the economic effects of the global health emergency as conferences and meetings are being cancelled throughout the world. A joint appeal issued by AIIC, FIT and WASLI calls on authorities worldwide to consider the economic implications of the coronavirus on independent interpreters and translators. Download as pdf file.

New issue of Translatio online!

Issue 2020-01 (February 2020) of Translatio has been published. You will find news from our Federation as well as from our member associations. Enjoy your reading!

Season’s greetings

The President, the Council and the Secretariat wish you, your family and members of your association a joyful, peaceful festive season and a successful 2020.

Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Claudia Wolf (, designer of the winning entry in FIT’s annual ITD Poster Competition. Celebrating 2019, International Year of Indigenous Languages, this year’s competition saw a record number of highly creative entries, which made choosing a winner incredibly difficult. We hope you will join us in congratulating Claudia. Her ITD poster design will...

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

To launch this important year,UNESCO held its inaugural opening of the International Year of Indigenous Languages in Paris on 28 January 2019. The United Nations also held a launch event in its New York HQ, attended by FIT Vice-President Alan Melby and FIT North America Regional Chair, Bill Rivers.

Lenguas 2019 International Forum

FIT President Kevin Quirk travelled to Mexico City to celebrate International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL) at Lenguas, the biennial conference jointly hosted by Interpret America and the Italia Morayta Foundation, whose focus this year was on indigenous languages. Mapuche poet and activist from Chile, Maria Teresa Panchillo, gave this year’s keynote address, championing the...