APTIC is an association of translators and interpreters in Cameroon. It has among its ranks, highly reputed professionals in Cameroon and around the world. It aims at fostering professional translation and interpretation in Cameroon.
In 1976, UNESCO adopted the Recommendation on the Legal Protection of Translators and Translations and the Practical Means to improve the Status of Translators during its General Conference in Nairobi. Also, the Translator’s Charter amended in 1994 outlines the rights and duties of translators and recommends principles for creating translators’ associations. APTIC is operating in line with these key instruments to promote professional translation and interpretation in Cameroon and the world.
Created on 10 September 1994 in Yaounde, officially authorised on 27 March 1995, and then launched on 24 April 1996, APTIC is an association under Cameroon law governed by Law no. 90/53 of 16 December 1990 on Freedom of Association. Its main thrusts include fostering ethics among members and ensuring good quality translations and interpretations. Some of APTIC’s active members are also members of similar international professional organizations like the International Association of Conference Translators (ATIC) and the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC).