IFAC Signing Ceremony Marks Establishment of Ibero-American Cooperation Framework for Sustainable Spanish Translations

Oct 19, 2012 | New York, New York | English

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and its member bodies Instituto de Censores Jurados de Cuentas de España, Federación Argentina de Consejos Profesionales de Ciencias Económicas, and Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos formally agreed to establish an Ibero-American cooperation framework to achieve longer-term, sustainable processes for a single, Spanish translation of international standards and other IFAC publications.

The agreement was commemorated with a formal signing ceremony that included the Interamerican Accounting Association, IFAC’s regional organization for Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Taking into account the significance of the Spanish language in relation to global adoption and implementation of international standards, this formal establishment of a cooperation framework is a very important milestone,” said IFAC Chief Executive Officer Ian Ball.

“Working collaboratively we should be able to achieve much more than any one of our organizations could do alone. We believe that this project will be of great benefit to the global accounting and auditing profession and we are extremely grateful for the valuable contributions of our member bodies and our regional organization in this regard,” he added

Earlier this year, IFAC welcomed the single Spanish translation of the Handbook of International Standards on Auditing and Quality Control, issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, issued by the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants. Both of these translated publications were a result of the cooperative efforts of the aforementioned groups, in collaboration with other Spanish-speaking IFAC member bodies and key stakeholders.

For more information on Spanish-language or other translations, please visit the IFAC Translations Database.

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