AIIC Groups

United Nations Sector ()

The AIIC-United Nations negotiating delegation negotiates the terms and conditions of interpreters who work for meetings of the United Nations sector (UN). The sector includes the UN and its specialized agencies, the main amongst them being: ILO, WHO, FAO, UNESCO, ICAO and UNIDO.

The full list of institutions that apply the agreement may be obtained from this page

The AIIC-UN Agreement applies to all interpreters who work for these organisations, members and non-members alike.

The delegation represents and defends the interests of the freelance interpreters who work for these organisations. Members who work in the sector elect the delegation at a “sectoral assembly”, which also establishes the negotiating mandate, subject to confirmation by the AIIC Council.

UN Canada Professional Delegation ()


African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Banjul (GMB)

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Vienna (AUT)

Economic Commission for Africa Addis Ababa (ETH)

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Geneva (CHE)

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Santiago (CHL)

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Bangkok (THA)

Food and Agriculture Organization Rome (ITA)

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria Geneva (CHE)

International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna (AUT)

International Civil Aviation Organization Montreal, QC (CAN)

International Court of Justice The Hague (NLD)

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Arusha (TZA)

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia The Hague (NLD)

African Institute for Economic Development and Planning Dakar (SEN)

International Fund for Agricultural Development Rome (ITA)

International Labour Office Geneva (CHE)

International Maritime Organization London (GBR)

International Trade Centre Geneva (CHE)

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Hamburg (DEU)

International Telecommunication Union Geneva (CHE)

Onchocerciasis Control Programme Geneva (CHE)

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva (CHE)

Other organisations applying the UN agreement ()

European Organization for Nuclear Research Geneva (CHE)

European Free-Trade Association Geneva (CHE)

International Civil Defence Organisation Geneva (CHE)

International Organization for Migrations Geneva (CHE)

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Warsaw (POL)

World Council of Churches Geneva (CHE)

Convention on Biological Diversity Montreal, QC (CAN)

United Nations New York, NY (USA)

UN Sector ()

United Nations Human Settlements Programme Nairobi (KEN)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Geneva (CHE)

United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials Phnom Penh (KHM)

United Nations Compensation Commission Geneva (CHE)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Geneva (CHE)

United Nations Development Programme New York, NY (USA)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Paris (FRA)

United Nations Population Fund New York, NY (USA)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Geneva (CHE)

United Nations Children's Fund Geneva (CHE)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization ()

United Nations Headquarters New York, NY (USA)

Organizations of the United Nations System, Montreal Montreal, QC (CAN)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Vienna (AUT)

United Nations Office for Project Services ()

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ()

United Nations University Tokyo (JPN)

International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants Geneva (CHE)

Universal Postal Union Bern (CHE)

World Health Organization ()

WHO - Regional Office for Africa Brazzaville (COG)

WHO - Regional Office for Africa Harare (ZWE)

WHO - Regional Office for the Americas Washington, DC (USA)

WHO - Regional Office for Europe Copenhagen (DNK)

International Agency for Research on Cancer Lyon (FRA)

Pan-American Health Organization Washington, DC (USA)

WHO - Regional Office for South East Asia New Delhi (IND)

WHO - Regional Office for Western Pacific Manilla (PHL)

World Intellectual Property Organization Geneva (CHE)

World Meteorological Organization Geneva (CHE)

World Trade Organization Geneva (CHE)

World Tourism Organization Madrid (ESP)

Negotiating Delegations

Whenever it is necessary to negotiate or re-negotiate a collective agreement, AIIC appoints a negotiating delegation upon the proposal of the interpreters working in the sector concerned. The delegation negotiates on the basis of a mandate adopted by interpreters in the sector and approved by AIIC.

Professional delegations

When an agreement is concluded, a professional delegation is set up in the relevant organisation or workplace to ensure proper implementation and to solve any related problems that may arise. It can refer an important problem to the negotiating delegation. The professional delegation is appointed by AIIC upon proposal by the interpreters in the sector or sub-sector concerned. The professional delegation can include some members who are not in AIIC.