Speaking at the Conference

Delegates are reminded that, in order to have the right to speak in plenary, they must be accredited either as regular delegates or as “advisers and substitute delegates”, acting on behalf of regular delegates. Delegates accredited as “advisers” are normally not entitled to speak in the plenary. Please refer to the Explanatory note on credentials for national delegations (www.ilo.org/ilc/credentials).

The list of speakers closes on Wednesday, 7 June at 6 p.m., subject to the decision of the Selection Committee. Please note that this concerns registration only for those wishing to take the floor in plenary in the discussion of the Reports of the Chairperson of the Governing Body and of
the Director-General

Registration to speak in plenary has been open since Monday, 24 April 2017 by email, fax or telephone (see page 36, contact details). Please note that speaking slots cannot be officially confirmed until after receipt by the Office of the ILO Legal Adviser of the credentials of delegations. It is also possible to register on the list of speakers during the Conference, as early as possible, at the Speakers’ Registration Office (A.563) at the Palais des Nations. All delegates who are registered to speak in plenary are requested to send an electronic copy of their speech to ilcspeeches@ilo.org at least 24 hours before they are scheduled to speak. It is important that speeches should be clearly marked with the name of the speaker, the name of the delegation, andshould bear the mention “Check against delivery”. This text version will be posted on the Conference website shortly after delivery, together with the audio recordings in the original language, as well as any interpretation into English, French and Spanish.

It should be noted that the interpretation of proceedings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic or verbatim record of the proceedings.

Speakers will be notified beforehand by email from the Speakers’ Registration Office (A.563) of the sitting and the approximate time at which the President will give them the floor.