Speaking at the Conference

Speaking in plenary

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 see the Explanatory note on credentials for national delegations (www.ilo.org/ilc/credentials).

Registration to speak in plenary has been open since Friday, 15 April 2016 by email, fax or telephone (see page 34, contact details)er 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. The list closes on Wednesday, 1 June, at 6 p.m., subject to decision by 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.

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, and should bear the mention “Check against delivery”. This text version will be posted on the Conference website shortly after delivery, along 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 by the Speakers’ Registration Office (A.563) of the sitting and the approximate time at which the President will give them the floor.