Annual Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 Annual Meeting was organized as a special virtual meeting by the IAMLADP secretariat with the technical hosting provided by the United Nations Office at Geneva.  The 2021 meeting will be hosted by the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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 was 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 Directorate-General for Multilingualism of the Court of Justice of the European Union (DG TRAD and CJEU-DI), in Brussels on 27-29 May 2019.  

The Brussels Statement on multilingualism, issued as an outcome of IAMLADP 2019, is available in all twenty-four official languages of the European Union (host of IAMLADP 2019) and the six official languages of the United Nations in English and French compilations.

The Vienna Statement on multilingualism, issued as an outcome of IAMLADP 2016, is available in the six official languages of the United Nations below:

    بيان فيينا|   维也纳声明   |   Vienna Statement   |   Déclaration de Vienne   |   Венское заявление   |   Declaración de Viena

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.

IAMLADP hosts since 2000

2020 – Special virtual Annual Meeting organized by United Nations Headquarters with technical support of United Nations Office at Geneva

2019 – European Union (EU), Brussels, Belgium

2018 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
2017 – The Pacific Community and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand
2016 – United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Austria
2015 – World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland
2014 – European Union (EU), Brussels, Belgium
2013 – Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand
2012 – United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), New York City, United States of America
2011 – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
2010 – Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France
2009 – African Development Bank (ADB), Tunis, Tunisia
2008 – European Parliament (EP), Strasbourg, France
2007 – United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Geneva, Switzerland
2006 – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria
2005 – United Nations at Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi, Kenya
2004 – European Commission (EC), Brussels, Belgium
2003 – International Labour Organization (ILO) Geneva, Switzerland
2002 – United Nations at Vienna (UNOV), Vienna, Austria
2001 – International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Geneva, Switzerland
2000 – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO), Washington DC, USA

2021 Annual Meeting, United Nations Office at Nairobi