106th Session of the International Labour Conference

General guidelines for constituents using social media

During the 106th session of the International Labour Conference the ILO will tweet in English from @ILO, in French from @OITinfo, and in Spanish from @OITNoticias

The official hashtag for this years's International Labour Conference is:
  • #ILC2017 (English)
  • #CITravail (French)
  • #CITrabajo (Spanish)

A few suggestions

If you use your personal Twitter account

  • Ensure that the information you are about to share on social media can be made public
  • Ensure all tweets contain hashtag for the language you are tweeting in and, when possible, direct tweets to @ILO, @OITInfo or @OITNoticias
  • Focus on content that will contribute to a conversation and avoid general statements

Getting ready

  • Before the event, it is helpful to announce your participation at the conference – for example: “Getting ready for the start of the #ILC2017 with @ILO”. Alternatively, if you know which session you will be attending, you can provide the specific name
  • If you know names of speakers/panelists, it is beneficial to check if they are on Twitter and keep their usernames handy. For instance: “Getting ready to hear ILO’s DG @GuyRyder speak at #ILC2017”
  • You can search tweets including #ILC2017 to see what others are saying prior to the event, and to get a better idea of who is attending and to even engage in conversations

Tweeting "live" from the conference

  • Make sure the session is open to the public before tweeting on proceedings
  • Be selective, don’t overload your followers with a commentary on the session
  • If someone says something interesting, share with your followers, but quote accurately and cite your sources. Again, check the hashtag #ILC2017 at the event to see what others are saying. This is also a good way to connect in ‘real life’


  • If you choose to tweet after the event, ensure tweets are in past tense
  • Offer a reflection of your day, what you learned, and what you thought was the most interesting

Note: The use of online services to publicize ILO information does not entail an endorsement of service providers nor of the terms and conditions these may set out for users.