Health and safety

For all emergencies on both the Palais des Nations and ILO Conference sites, call 112 from a internal, fixed telephone (landline).

  • The International Labour Office actively seeks to safeguard participants’ health and safety during the Conference.
  • Conference participants are requested to report to the Conference secretariat any situation they believe to be a health or safety hazard.
The ILO Medical Service (MEDSERV) is available to provide simple medical advice and immediate assistance in case of need. It is situated on R3 level at the North end of the ILO building and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday to Friday.

Map:Medical Service

The ILO Medical Service manages a Breast Feeding Room located outside the entrance to the Medical Service at R3 North. All staff and conference delegates who would like to use this facility must register initially with one the nurses by going directly to the Medical Service waiting room opened from from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Full medical services, both general and specialist are available in the city of Geneva. However, participants are reminded to bring sufficient supplies of their usual medication.

The ILO does not provide participants with any insurance cover for accident or illness while journeying to or from Geneva or during the period of the Conference. It is therefore essential that all participants ensure that they have adequate medical and accident insurance coverage before travelling to Geneva.

The ILO is committed to ensuring a workplace that is free from any form of harassment, in particular sexual harassment. ILO anti-harassment policies apply to all ILO officials, anyone working with the ILO or on ILO premises, as well as delegates and other people attending ILO events. If you feel that you are being harassed or see it happening to others, speak up! You may consider contacting any of the following services for guidance and support:

Staff Welfare Officer:
Medical Service:
Human Resources Department:
Staff Union: