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Wednesday, 01 April 2020 10:32

FIT World Congress: A World Without Barriers, Varadero, Cuba, 3-5 December 2020

The International Federation of Translators (FIT) and the Asociación Cubana de Traductores e Intérpretes (ACTI), as the hosting organisation, are pleased to announce the XXII FIT World Congress, to be held from 3 to 5 December 2020, in Varadero, Cuba.

The work of language professionals can often be undervalued and unseen, even though their contribution makes it possible for us to enjoy the benefits of scientific and technological progress, facilitates vital aid in conflicts and disasters, and opens doors on new cultures.

By removing linguistic and cultural barriers, they foster equality of access, interlingual and intercultural dialogue. Translation, interpreting and terminology, underpin the human rights and fundamental freedoms, crucial to sustainable development, inclusive governance, peace and social equity. They are vital for creating sustainable and desirable futures. The pivotal role that professional practitioners play in securing understanding among nations, ensuring cultural diversity and protecting human rights needs to be highlighted.

Join us for the first time in Latin America, to debate and discuss around the broad theme of A World without Barriers: The Role of Language Professionals in Building Culture, Understanding and Lasting Peace.

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020

For more information, click here

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