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Knowledge Centre on Interpretation

International Organisations

International organisations employing conference interpreters

Conference interpreters are used in many international organisations. This is not an exhaustive list.

Europe-based organisations

Besides the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Court of Justice, the following organisations employing interpreters are also based in Europe (for UN-family organisations based in Europe see below). The language regime differs in each one.


The United Nations

The United Nations Organization (UN) is based in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi. The UN, together with its Specialised Agencies, some of which are listed below, is one of the biggest employers of conference interpreters.

The UN's interpreting service





Other organisations worldwide

Other international organisations working with conference interpreters include