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International Labour Conference

Media accreditation information for the 107th ILO International Labour Conference

Media advisory | 25 April 2018
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold its annual International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva from May 28 to June 8, 2018.

Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO's 187 member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including:
  • Effective ILO development cooperation in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (general discussion)
  • Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work (standard setting)
  • A recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of social dialogue and tripartism, under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, 2008
  • Abrogation of Conventions Nos 21, 50, 64, 65, 86 and 104 and withdrawal of Recommendations Nos 7, 61 and 62
  • The Director General’s report to the Conference will focus on the Women’s Centenary Initiative
  • A World of Work Summit on peace and resilience will take place on June 7.
Details on the ILO Conference programme are available on (Please note the programme is being regularly updated).

For more information, please contact ILO press officers or

Social media

The following hashtags will be used during the conference:
English: #ILC2018
French: #CITravail
Spanish #CITrabajo

The ILO Department of Communications will organize daily “Facebook Live” sessions on the future of work and other themes associated with the Conference.

Media accreditation

For Geneva-based correspondents already accredited to the UN:

The ILO no longer requires a specific ILC press badge for journalists accredited by UNOG to access the Palais premises of the Conference that are open to the press. They will be allowed into the press gallery of the Assembly hall on the 6th floor by presenting their UN press badge showing a valid date, including during visits of high-level guests. However, they will not be allowed in any other area of the ILO Conference rooms with the UNOG Press badge only and are requested to strictly follow the procedure on page 3 (Room Access) should they wish to access the plenary floor or the other ILC meeting rooms.

To access the ILO building, UNOG-accredited journalists should announce themselves ahead of their visit via the ILO Department of Communication (DCOMM). Access to the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards is not possible without being accompanied by a DCOMM staff member.

For correspondents not accredited to the UN:

To obtain accreditation for the conference, and in order to speed up the entry process, correspondents should complete an Accreditation form to be sent together with a copy of an identity card or passport, copy of a valid professional press card and a letter of assignment from the Editor-in-Chief of the media concerned either by email (, fax (+4122/799-8577) or by post addressed to ILO, Department of Communication and Public Information, 4 route des Morillons, 1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland) as early as possible.

Journalists should collect their badges upon their arrival at the Accreditation Pavilion located at the entrance to the main building of the ILO, 4 route des Morillons (NOT at the Palais des Nations). Journalists who have not registered in advance should present 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 badges also give access to a specific shuttle bus for visitors and media which runs between the ILO building (R2 North – parking P1) and the Pregny Gate at the Palais des Nations.

Journalists wishing to bring in photo or video equipment to the Palais des Nations or the ILO should inform DCOMM in advance and be prepared to pass through a security checkpoint at the Palais des Nations with their equipment.

For all correspondents

Room access

During plenaries, the ILC press badge and the UNOG press badge give access to the press gallery on the 6th floor of the Assembly Hall.

Video journalists and photographers who want to film on the floor of the Assembly Hall should make a request to the press office specifying the time and date they wish to enter. Please note that for security reasons, filming on the plenary floor is limited and requires a DCOMM staff member to be present. (Please see below how to access the floor of the Assembly Hall during High-level visits).

Access to all other ILC meeting rooms at the ILO and at the Palais (including the main floor of the Assembly Hall) is not allowed even outside high-level visits unless accompanied by a staff member from DCOMM.

High-level visits

A specific badge will be required for those journalists (especially photographers and videographers) wishing to access the main floor of the Assembly Hall during high-level visits. Badges can be requested in advance for each session by contacting DCOMM, as in previous years ( 

For more information on media accreditation, please contact:

ILO Department of Communication and Public Information (DCOMM)
Tel.: +4122/799-7912