Submission of credentials

Credentials are the instrument used by a State to designate persons entitled to represent it and to act on its behalf at an international conference. They must be issued by and bear the signature of an authority with power to bind the State, such as the Head of State, the Minister of Foreign Affairs (or the head of the competent diplomatic mission) or the Minister responsible for the questions discussed by the Conference. They must clearly indicate the identity and functions of the persons nominated.

During the International Labour Conference (ILC), the Secretariat of the Credentials Committee will be located in Office A-237, door XIII, Palais des Nations.  

For the 105th Session of the Conference, Governments are invited to use the online accreditation system. Access codes will be sent to permanent missions of member States in Geneva directly. Member States without a permanent mission in Geneva may contact the Office of the Legal Adviser at for an access code. Credentials should be submitted by Monday, 9 May 2016.

 Those Member states that have not received their access code, are invited to contact us immediately at

 For more information see the Credentials - Explanatory note for national delegations       

Third Preliminary List of Delegations as of 26 May 2016 at Noon (Unreviewed & Unedited)