About the ILO in Lithuania

Lithuania is a member state of the ILO since 1991.

As a member State of ILO, Lithuania has the right to fully participate in the activities of the Organization and to send representatives to the annual International Labour Conference. The Ministry of Social Security and Labour is the nodal ministry representing the government, while the joint representative bodies of Confederation of Lithuanian Industrialists (LPK) and trade unions nominate their respective delegates for the International Labour Conference each year.

The country has ratified 43 ILO International Labour Standards (Conventions) , of which 40 are in force, including the eight fundamental Conventions.

The ILO has assisted Lithuania in its economic and labour market transformation and in its accession to the EU in 2004. The ILO provided support to establish and strengthen social dialogue and tripartism, implement labour force surveys, examine the effects of privatization and labour market transition, to the development of new labour market programmes, institutions and labour law reform.

After 2004, the ILO’s work focused on pension reform, flexibility and security in the labour market, minimum wage, working and employment conditions, as well as on work inequalities in the crisis or ageing and labour market implications for Lithuania.