About the ILO in Slovenia

Slovenia is a member state of the ILO since 1992 after it became independent.

As a member State of ILO, Slovenia 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 Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities is the nodal ministry representing the government, while the joint representative bodies of employers and trade unions nominate their respective delegates for the International Labour Conference each year.

The country has ratified 83 ILO International Labour Standards (Conventions) , of which 79 are in force, including the eight fundamental Conventions.

The ILO has assisted Slovenia in its economic and labour market transformation and in its accession to the EU in 2004. Main areas of work included establishing and strengthening independent workers’ and employers’ organizations, social dialogue and tripartism, supporting the development of new labour market policies, programmes and institutions, technical assistance in labour law reform and in the regular launch of labour force surveys, supporting pension reform and sustainable social security system as well as combating poverty and social exclusion.

Since 2004, the ILO’s work has mainly focused on different aspects of pension reform or social protection system, youth labour market disadvantage as well as on working and employment conditions. Further ILO studies examined the impact of the recent economic crisis on social dialogue and industrial relations or on the pension system.