Information on media accreditation for the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)

Media are welcome to cover the ILO’s 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting which will be taking place in Kyoto, Japan, from 4-7 December 2011.

Press release | Bangkok, Thailand | 11 October 2011

The 15th APRM will take place in Kyoto, Japan, from 4-7 December 2011. The meeting, which is held every four years, is expected to bring together ILO constituents (representing Governments’, workers and employers) from around 45 countries, including more than 30 in Asia and the Pacific and 11 Arab States from West Asia. The event will be opened by the Prime Minister of Japan and the ILO's Director-General Mr Juan Somavia. Policy makers and academics from throughout the region are also expected to attend. Media are welcome to cover the ILO’s 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting, details on how to register can be found below.

The APRM agenda will focus on discussions on the effects of the global economic and jobs crisis on the region’s economy and labour markets, and look at the challenges involved in rebuilding sustainable, balanced growth. It will consider issues such as employment-led growth, vulnerable employment, working poverty, youth unemployment, gender inequalities, and the mismatch between worker skills and labour market requirements. There will also be special sessions on green jobs, partnerships for development and the role of employment in disaster recovery.

The Report of the ILO's Director-General will form the basis of the deliberations. The report focuses on the region’s increasingly important role in global growth and development, and its potential to lead global crisis recovery and shape a fairer and more inclusive system of globalization.

Media accreditation process

Media accreditation is restricted to representatives of bona fide news organizations. It is not appropriate for NGO’s, civil society groups or press officers, even if their organizations run a newsletter or similar external information product.

Media representatives should download and complete the relevant media accreditation form and return it by Friday 25th November 2011. Forms shall be sent by email or fax or mail to:

Krisdaporn Singhaseni,
Information Officer
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific,
11/F, United Nations Building.
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue,
Bangkok 10200

Fax: + 66 (0) 2288 1076
Tel: + 66 (0) 2288 1664

A Japanese language version of the accreditation form can be found at /public/japanese/region/asro/tokyo/index.htm

Applications can also be made during the meeting itself, at the International Convention Centre Kyoto (ICC Kyoto).

Press badges will be issued on arrival at the ICC Kyoto on production of two forms of identification, at least one of which must include an acceptable photo:
Press ID
Another official form of identification such as a passport or driving license
A letter from a journalist’s editor requesting accreditation may be accepted in place of one form of ID. But a second form of acceptable ID, with a photo, must still be produced.

Media who wish to cover the 15th APRM will be responsible for all their own costs and for obtaining valid visas to enter Japan. If requested, the ILO will consider issuing a letter of support to assist with visa applications, but this will not imply or give any guarantees, financial or otherwise.

All media accreditation to the 15th APRM is at the discretion of the ILO.

For more information please contact:

Sophy Fisher
Regional Information Officer

T: +66 (0) 2288 2482

Krisdaporn Singhaseni
Information Officer

T: +66 (0) 2288 1664