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Media advisory: Visit of Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi to the ILO

Press release | 08 June 2012
Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament in Myanmar, will address the International Labour Conference at the Palais des Nations and visit the ILO in Geneva on Thursday 14 June 2012.
NB: Please note that it will not be possible to have media present at the airport for her arrival.

Time (Geneva time) Description Location Media arrangements
10:30 Ms. Suu Kyi arrives at Palais des Nations Palais des Nations – Porte 14 Photo-opp : stills and cameras
10:35 Meeting with ILO Director-General Palais des Nations – Room X  
11:00 Address to 101st ILC Palais des Nations – Assembly Hall Please see (1) below
11:30 Press conference Palais des Nations – Room III Only media accredited with UNOG (as well as the ILO) may attend Please see (2) below
12:55 Arrival at ILO building ILO Photo-opp: stills and cameras
13:00 Meeting with ILO Director-General ILO Restricted to ILO media staff only
  Reception ILO Restricted to ILO media staff only
14:45 Ms Suu Kyi leaves the ILO ILO Restricted to ILO media staff only

1. Arrangements for Ms. Suu Kyi’s address:

Access to the plenary floor will be limited to ILO cameras only, but there are a limited number of spaces with audio distribution available for broadcast cameras on the 5th floor of the Assembly hall.

A multi-camera, live pool feed of the arrival, speech and press conference will be made available to broadcasters at a distribution point outside the Assembly hall. Radio broadcasters have access to an audio feed in the sixth floor press galleries of the Assembly hall. Broadcasters wishing to bring SNG equipment are advised to contact the ILO at the email below.

Space in the following Assembly Hall galleries will be reserved for accredited journalists:

Broadcast media: 5th floor gallery (Lausanne side)

Print media: 6th floor gallery (Lausanne side)

2. Accreditation

Correspondents need to be accredited with both the UN and the ILO to attend the press conference.

During the Plenary sessions the ILO/ILC press badge gives access to the press gallery only (and NOT to the Hall).

Those correspondents who already hold media accreditation from the UN should obtain an ILO/ILC press badge (on top of their usual UN badge) to get access to areas open to the media.

All other correspondents should complete an Accreditation Form, and return it by email (, fax (+4122/799-7397) or post (addressed to ILO, Department of Communication and Public Information, 4 route des Morillons, 1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland).

Journalists should collect their badges at the Accreditation Pavillion located at the entrance to the main building of the ILO, 4 route des Morillons (NOT at the Palais des Nations) on presentation of a valid identity card or passport (with photo), a valid professional press card and a letter of assignment from the Editor-in-Chief of the media concerned.
The ILO/ILC press badges also give access to the conference shuttle bus that runs between the ILO building (R3 South) and the Palais des Nations where the Conference takes place.

All correspondents wishing to cover the press conference - including those already accredited with the ILO – who do not have a UN press badge need to be accredited with the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Please send a request to Mr. François Richer by fax (+4122/917-0073) or email (, along with:
  • a letter signed by their editor-in-chief indicating the reason for accreditation and the dates for which accreditation is required;
  • photocopies of media credentials (press card);
  • copy of their passport.

For more information on UN accreditation, journalists can call Mr. Richer at the numbers +4122/917-4359 or +4179/477-0865 or visit the UNIS webpage at, under “News & media” then “Information for Journalists” – “Accreditation”.

For more information on ILO/ILC accreditation please contact the ILO Department of Communication and Public Information (DCOMM):
Tel.: +4122/799-7912
Fax: +4122/799-8577

3. Live webcast

Ms. Suu Kyi’s address can be followed via a live webcast on the ILO website (, or followed via Twitter,, hashtag #ILC101

4. Media centre

A media centre will be available for journalists on the 2nd floor of the Palais (A.255), with computers, wifi access and a live webcast from the Assembly Hall.