IAMLADP 2021 will be hosted by the United Nations Office at Nairobi and has been organized as a virtual meeting that will take place from 14 to18 June 2021, and focus on “IAMLADP organizations looking to the future. Where do we see ourselves in five years? How will we be operating? What steps have conference and language services already taken in this direction?”
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:
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.
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