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 2017 Annual Meeting will be hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, in Bangkok,19-21 June 2017. The invitations have been sent out to member organizations, and authorized participants can register online on the IAMLADP Members Only site. Practical information for participants can be found here.
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