IAMLADP meets annually under the chairmanship of the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. The annual meetings are hosted by a member organization and, since 2001, are co-chaired by the host organization’s counterpart.
Currently, the rotation pattern for hosting an annual meeting is as follows: a UN duty station (New York, Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna), followed by a UN system organization, and then a non-UN system organization.
The 2019 Annual Meeting will be co-hosted by the two linguistic services of the European Parliament (DG LINC and DG TRAD) and the European Commission (DG SCIC and DGT), with the support of the Translation Service of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union and the two linguistic services of the Court of Justice of the European Union (DG TRAD and CJEU-DI), in Brussels on 27-29 May 2019.
Annual meetings normally consist of a plenary session lasting up to two days and a half-day executive session. The IAMLADP task forces report on their activities, and members discuss ideas and share experiences in plenaries and breakout peer-learning sessions. The proceedings are reflected in reports that are drafted by the host and reviewed and issued by the secretariat prior to posting on the IAMLADP Members Only site.
The Vienna Statement on mutlingualism issued as an outcome of IAMLADP 2016 is available in the six official languages of the United Nations below:
IAMLADP hosts since 2000