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AIIC recognises that quality interpretation depends on more than an individual interpreter's knowledge and skills. Working conditions and technical standards are but a few of the factors that will affect the interpreter's performance.
Staff interpreters are permanent employees of national or international organisations such as NATO, the United Nations, the European Institutions, and many more.
Telephone interpreting may be a flexible and immediate solution to beat the language barrier. But be aware of the many disadvantages inherent in the lack of face-to-face communication.
Interpreters work behind the scenes at a variety of international events, including diplomatic encounters, business meetings or scientific congresses, bridging cross-cultural divides.