Interpreting services are multifaceted. In some cities, such as Brussels, Geneva, New York or Paris there are many international conferences and meetings, and a correspondingly large number of interpreters.
AIIC is the only global association of conference interpreters. Since its creation in 1953, AIIC has promoted high standards of quality and ethics in the profession and represented the interests of its members
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Interpreters are often referred to as 'translators', and people are not always aware of the difference between the two professions. And whilst many claim to be 'interpreters', professional conference interpreters are few and far between.
Joint letter to the Danish authorities brings change of heart in Copenhagen
Following letters to the US administration and the Swedish government, this joint letter to the Danish Prime Minister produced an immediate effect. Hardly had the letter been published than the Danish government announced a change in its policy towards Afghan interpreters who had helped their troops, opening a door to their applications for visas. We are extremely pleased that the joint pressure from AIIC, FIT, IAPTI and RED T, written at a decisive time for the debate in Denmark, seems to have been the trigger for the government's change of heart.