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The voice of professional translators and interpreters around the world

FIT is the federation of professional associations of interpreters, translators and terminologists around the world, working in areas as diverse as literary, scientific and technical, public service, court and legal settings, conference interpreting, media and diplomatic fields and academia. 

FIT supports members and the profession at an international level, building community, visibility and a sustainable future for the profession.

International Translation Day 2022

A World without Barriers: The Role of Language Professionals in Building Culture, Understanding and lasting Peace.

Poster for ITD 2022 announced

Created by Jose Luis Pulido to celebrate this year’s theme
‘A World Without Barriers’.

FIT members can use the poster in their communication for their events or to promote ITD.   Download the poster here.

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In Memoriam

It is with deep regret that FIT announces the death, on 30 July 2022, of


FIT Honorary Advisor, former president and founding member of the Bulgarian Translators’ Union.  

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11 November 2022. On behalf of the world language community, this letter from international language community coalition, including translator and interpreter associations, urgently calls attention to the ongoing violation of the human rights of translators and interpreters (T/Is) across the globe and asks Volker Turk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  to record human rights violations againstT/Is.

FIT urges all governments to protect local personnel and their families. Leaving them behind in danger and in fear for their lives is no recompense for faithful service. #respectlinguists #protectlinguists

Read the open letter here

A new era of FIT A new era of FIT

Despite the global challenges still facing us, 65 members were able to participate in the XXII FIT Statutory Congress in Varadero, Cuba on May 30th and 31st 2022, hosted by the Asociación Cubana de Traductores e Intérpretes (ACTI).
A new Council was elected, to lead FIT through to the next Congress in 2025. Meet the new FIT Council.

International Translation Day

Each year, we celebrate International Translation Day on 30 September, the feast of St. Jerome.   This year’s ITD theme is ‘A world without barriers’ to celebrate the role of language professionals in promoting culture, understanding and lasting peace.

FIT Prizes 2022 FIT Prizes 2022

Frans de Laet wins Pierre-François Caillé Medal

FIT Honorary Advisor Professor Frans de Laet was awarded the coveted Pierre-François Caillé medal for his outstanding lifetime contribution to FIT and to the profession.

FIT prizes are awarded at each FIT World Congress.