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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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 importance of indigenous languages and their survival. President Quirk joined a panel discussion with representatives from AIIC, GALA and Critical Link: Where to Now? Next Steps for Global Language Services.

Save the Date 06 October 2019 – Presidents Forum in Vienna, Austria

FIT will shortly be inviting presidents of its Member Associations to attend a Presidents Forum in Vienna, Austria on 06 October 2019. The Presidents Forum will give presidents or chairs of FIT Member Associations an opportunity to come together, share examples of best practice and discuss issues affecting the translation, terminology and interpreting professions around…

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 2019.

FIT signs MoU with the National Bureau of Translations in Kazakhstan

Ainur Karbazova, NBT’s UK representative, and FIT President Kevin Quirk during discussions in festive London. On 19 December 2018, FIT Council, chaired by the President Mr Kevin Quirk, approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Federation of Translators (FIT) and the National Bureau of Translations of Kazakhstan (NBT) to establish…

ITD 2018: Winner of the FIT ITD poster competition

Translation: promoting cultural heritage in changing times On 24 May 2017, the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously recognised September 30th as International Translation Day (ITD) to be celebrated every year across the entire UN network (Resolution A/RES/71/288). In preparation for collaboration with the United Nations in 2019, which has been declared International…