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.
IAMLADP 2022 was hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, Germany in virtual format, from 16 to 20 May. Attendance was high with over 300 participants from 64 organizations. The overarching theme was: Management of the workforce in the post-pandemic environment. What steps have conference and language services already taken in this direction.
In 2021, it was decided that from 2022, annual sessions would alternate with a physical meeting in even years and a virtual meeting in odd years both hosted by the same institution, and would follow a two-year rotation.
The 2021 Annual Meeting was a virtual meeting hosted by the United Nations Office at Nairobi from 14 to 18 June 2021, with technical support provided by the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 Annual Meeting, which took place from 22 to 26 June 2020, was organized as a special virtual meeting by the IAMLADP secretariat with the technical hosting provided by the United Nations Office at Geneva.
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
2022 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), virtual Annual Meeting [16-20 May]
2021 – United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), virtual Annual Meeting with technical support of United Nations Office at Geneva [14-18 June]
2020 – Special virtual Annual Meeting organized by United Nations Headquarters with technical support of United Nations Office at Geneva [22-26 June ]
2019 – European Union (EU), Brussels, Belgium [27-29 May]
2018 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) [26-28 June]
2017 – The Pacific Community and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand [19-21 June]
2016 – United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Austria [20-22 June]
2015 – World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland [15-17 June]
2014 – European Union (EU), Brussels, Belgium [23-25 June]
2013 – Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand [24-26 June]
2012 – United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), New York City, United States of America [25-27 June]
2011 – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy [11-13 July]
2010 – Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France [21-23 June]
2009 – African Development Bank (ADB), Tunis, Tunisia [29 June - 1 July]
2008 – European Parliament (EP), Strasbourg, France [23-25 June]
2007 – United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Geneva, Switzerland [25-27 June]
2006 – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria [26-28 June]
2005 – United Nations at Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi, Kenya [11-12 July]
2004 – European Commission (EC), Brussels, Belgium [7-9 July]
2003 – International Labour Organization (ILO) Geneva, Switzerland [9-11 July]
2002 – United Nations at Vienna (UNOV), Vienna, Austria [3-5 July]
2001 – International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Geneva, Switzerland [4-6 July]
2000 – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO), Washington DC, USA