World rate in dollars/euros
The Negotiating Delegation for the United Nations System would like to draw colleagues’attention to a little-known provision in the United Nations AIIC-CCAQ Agreement (2000-2005)
The Negotiating Delegation for the United Nations System would like to draw colleagues’attention to a little-known provision in the United Nations AIIC-CCAQ Agreement (2000-2005), namely the definition of the World Rate in Annex A, Section III, Daily rates, which stipulates:
“The world rate in United States dollars is established as 90 per cent of the Americas rate (i.e. US$ 342 for Interpreter I and US$ 228 for Interpreter II from 1 May 2000). Interpreters having their professional domicile in Europe may, provided that they notify the employing Organisation at least seven working days prior to the commencement of an assignment, choose to be paid in EURO instead of dollars, at the same rate, that is, using the same figure as the rate expressed in US Dollars.”
The ND therefore strongly urges all colleagues domiciled in Europe to take account of this provision when accepting a contract at the world rate and to compare US $/ € rates before the start of their assignment. The date when the offer is made and the date when you sign the contract is not relevant. However, please note that it is essential that you notify the Organisation at least 7 working days before the start of your assignment.
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Recommended citation format:United Nations Negotiating Delegation. "World rate in dollars/euros". aiic.net June 18, 2003. Accessed April 8, 2020. <http://aiic.net/p/1211>.
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