Paris celebrates AIIC's 60th birthday

Pictures tell the story of a celebration of languages and the formal presentation of The Birth of a Profession.

To culminate a year of events commemorating AIIC's sixtieth birthday, more than 200 interpreters, family members and friends came together at Unesco, the site of the association's founding assembly in 1953. The Birth of a Profession was officially launched, and amidst the recollections much was also said about the present and future of our profession. 

Here we revisit the gathering through photos and select comments. For example, did you know that Romero Britto created a special anniversary poster for the event? Or that in 1957 AIIC chalked up one of its earliest collective bargaining victories when it got the UN to raise its daily rate from 25 to 30 USD? Scroll down for more tidbits.

A big thank you to all interpreters - past, present and future!

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Angela KEIL. "Paris celebrates AIIC's 60th birthday". January 2, 2014. Accessed February 17, 2020. <>.