Building peace in the minds of men and women

International Federation Of Translators

Objectives and Mission: 

Mission: To encourage the establishment of associations of translators, to bring them together and to encourage cooperation among them; To establish links with other organizations dealing with translation or other aspects of interlingual or intercultural communication; To encourage training and research, and professional standards; To protect the rights of translators all over the world, to make their profession better known and to enhance their status.

General description: 

IFT carries out various and varied activities, primarily through its 12 thematic Committees: - Languages of Limited Diffusion Committee - Community Interpreters Committee - Media Translators Committee - Training Committee - Copyright Committee - Bibliography Committee - Literary Translators Committee - Terminology and documentation Committee - Technology Committee - Court Translators Committee - Babel Committee - Status Committee It organizes many awards: - the UNESCO international prize for literary and scientific translation - Astrid Lindgren - IFT "Aurore Boréale" (fiction) - IFT "Aurore Boréale" (non fiction). Pierre-François Caillé Medal Karel Capek Medal Best Periodical Award Best website of a member association International Translation Day Organization of conferences (FIT 4th Asian Translation Forum: Translation, Cognition and Interdisciplinary Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China, 29-31 October 2004)

Country Presence: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Field of Interest: 
Archives, Audiovisual, Communication, Media