FIT is the association of associations, the professional body representing associations of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters worldwide. Representing over 100 professional associations in 55 countries, FIT actively promotes professionalism, communication, advancement and recognition within the profession.
Its International profile and visibility, give FIT adviser status with UNESCO, Liaison status on ISO standards, and have led to international initiatives such as the Resolution in support of our colleagues working in Conflict Zones in partnership with Red T and the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), and the FIT ID Card for TTIs working in conflict zones.
Aiming to provide an avenue for these associations to communicate and work together and to foster best practice and high standards, it produces position papers and press releases on issues of interest to the profession, provides Forums of communication such as its member E-group and Publishes its academic journal, Babel.
Founded in Paris n 1953, it has regional centres in Europe, Latin America, and North America, which inform FIT Mundus on regional specific concerns and promote regional cooperation and inter-communication.
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Further information can be found at the FIT website www.fit-ift.org.