Suu Kyi to address ILO in Geneva on June 14

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will address an International Labour Organization conference in Geneva next month during her first trip outside Myanmar in 24 years, the ILO said on Tuesday.

Suu Kyi will give a speech on the final day of the ILO conference on June 14.

"Aung San Suu Kyi will be addressing the conference," said ILO director general Juan Somavia, adding that it will be the first time Suu Kyi "will speak internationally" since she was released from house arrest in 2010.

Suu Kyi is scheduled to make a speech in Oslo on June 16 to accept the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991.

Her British husband Michael Aris, who died in 1999 while she remained imprisoned, and her two sons accepted the Nobel medal on her behalf.

Suu Kyi, 66, confirmed last month that she planned to leave Myanmar for the first time since 1988 and was issued her first passport in two decades on May 8.

The 101st session of the International Labour conference begins on May 30.


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