Whether working for a public institution with whom AIIC has agreed terms and conditions or with a private sector client, AIIC interpreters deliver the best in conference interpreting

Broadly speaking, in AIIC parlance, interpreters are employed by two types of client:

The Agreements Sector

AIIC has concluded agreements with many of the major international organisations – the United Nations and most of its specialised agencies, the European Union institutions, the ‘Coordinated Organisations’ and more. These agreements cover working conditions, standards and remuneration.

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The Private Market Sector

All other employers of interpreters – such as commercial companies, associations, local or national authorities, NGOs, event organisers – are grouped together by AIIC as the Private Market Sector (PRIMS).

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Many AIIC members work in both these sectors.

Each sector has its own structure, committees, working groups and meetings.