Finland has been an ILO member State since 1920 and is a key partner of the ILO in promoting the Decent Work Agenda. It has ratified 102 Conventions and four Protocols, including all eight Fundamental and all four Governance Conventions as well as 90 technical Conventions
Finland's strategic contribution to the ILO
Finland supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and to development cooperation programmes and projects.
Finland funds the ILO through:
- Assessed contributions to ILO's Regular Budget, paid by all ILO member States by virtue of their membership. From 2017 to 2021, Finland contributed over US$ 8.6 Million.
- Voluntary, non-core funding contributions earmarked for specific themes or projects. From 2017 to 2021, Finland contributed US$ 6.4 Million.
Finland’s support to ILO’s interventions
Finland's development cooperation prioritiesThe aim of Finland’s development policy is to support developing countries’ efforts to eradicate poverty and inequality and promote sustainable development. Development policy is an integral part of Finland's foreign and security policy, of which development cooperation is an essential pillar of implementation.
The implementation of Finnish development policy is guided by the 2016 Government Report on Development Policy and the activities are based on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.