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International Labour Conference

Press accreditation information for the 108th ILO International Labour Conference

Media advisory | 17 April 2019
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold its annual International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva from 10–21 June 2019.

Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO's 187 member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including:
Details on the ILO Conference programme are available on (Please note the programme is regularly updated).

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Social media

The following hashtags will be used during the conference:
English: #ILO100
French: #OIT100
Spanish #OIT100

Press accreditation

For Geneva-based journalists 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 or in overflow rooms 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 ILO Conference rooms with the UNOG Press badge only and are requested to strictly follow the procedure in section Room Access below, 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 News Unit in the Department of Communications and Public Information (DCOMM) ( or +4122/799-7912). Access to the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards is not possible without being accompanied by a DCOMM staff member.

For journalists not accredited to the UN:

To obtain accreditation for the conference, and in order to speed up the entry process, journalists should complete an accreditation form online with all information requested (including a valid passport, a copy of a valid professional press card and a letter of assignment from the Editor-in-Chief of the media concerned). The online registration platform will be activated on 2 May, 2019.

Journalists who may require assistance from the ILO to facilitate entry visas for Switzerland should send a request by e-mail to, subject line VISA &ILC, along with the exact dates of the intended visit, a copy of a valid passport, a copy of a valid professional press card and a letter of assignment from the Editor-in-Chief of the media concerned.

Journalists should collect their badges upon their arrival at the registration office at the Prégny Gate of the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The issuance of a badge is subject to the presentation of the passport referenced in the registration form. Further details on the location and opening hours of the registration office will be made available in due course. 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 Prégny Gate of the Palais des Nations.

Journalists wishing to bring in photo or video equipment to the Palais des Nations or the ILO should inform the ILO News Unit in advance ( or +4122/799-7912) and be prepared to pass through a security check point at the Palais des Nations with their equipment.

For all journalists

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 or overflow room.

Video journalists and photographers who want to film on the floor of the Assembly Hall should make a request to the ILO News Unit ( or +4122/799-7912) 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 ( or +4122/799-7912).