International Translation Day 2015

International Translation Day  Sept 30 Dear Members Happy International Translation Day! The International Federation of Translators (FIT) created this celebration in 1991. As you know they are our most recent collaborative partner organisation. WASLI wants to thank them for starting this tradition and join in the celebration. Thank you, interpreters and translators from every WASLI region, for your commitment to exceptional service to the communities in which you live and work.  … Read More »

Open Letter Collaboration

Dear WASLI members, The following letter is an example of the collaborative work we are engaged in on important issues such as interpreters working in conflict zones. Warm regards Deb Russell Open Letter to Turkish President … Read More »

2015 General Meeting Report

Dear WASLI National Members, Conference Delegates, and Individual Members: We are pleased to offer the WASLI 2015 General Meeting Package in order to help you prepare for the General Meeting on Saturday July 25 at 9 am at Istanbul, Turkey. If you are a National Association you are eligible to vote, if your association is paid member. As in other conference years, you will be allowed to join and pay the membership fee, if you can provide your constitution and/or bylaws for review.  If you … Read More »

Interpreter Guidelines for UN events

  Interpreter Guidelines for UN events "Whenever planning international events, all efforts should be made to communicate with the delegates well in advance in order to arrange the most linguistically appropriate services." Interpreter Guidelines for UN Events   … Read More »

Natural Disasters Document: WFD and WASLI

Communication during Natural Disasters    Document … Read More »

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Message from the President Conference updates. Successes in Viet Nam and lots more. Winter Newsletter   … Read More »

Resolution Linguistic Rights of the Deaf Moscow Russian Federation

RESOLUTION of the 2nd International Conference “Linguistic Rights of the Deaf” Moscow, Russian Federation, 20-22 May 2014 This Statement is available in International Sign at This Statement is available in Russian Sign Language at Full Text Document … Read More »

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

The Conference of Interpreter Trainers 2014 Biennial Conference Our Roots: The Essence of Our Future … Read More »

Call for Papers

Greetings! The WASLI 2015 Call for Papers deadline has been extended to 15 September 2014. Go to links and forms on for more information on how to submit your proposal. … Read More »

WASLI 2015 Conference

Welcome to WASLI 2015! We are so excited to launch our webpages for the conference. Please take time to explore the site and see what awaits you in Istanbul, Turkey from July 22-25, 2015! WASLI thanks each and every volunteer that has stepped forward and done their part to plan the conference - it will be one NOT to be missed! Thank you to each of you. So, please, consider this your personal invitation to join us for WASLI 2015. We look forward to seeing you … Read More »