In 2017 the ILO received voluntary funding from donors of US$ 375.65 million. In past years voluntary funding has accounted on average for 45% of overall ILO resources.
Where possible, partners are encouraged to provide flexible, un-earmarked and predictable funding. In return the ILO has strengthened its capacity to manage for development results and to deliver value for money. Monitoring and evaluation inform the programming process and enhance country and constituent ownership.
15 March 2018
The Republic of Korea and the ILO have signed a US$ 3 million agreement to jointly promote employment, skills, social protection and occupational safety and health in Asia and Africa.
Peacebuilding and employment
04 February 2018
The two entities will cooperate in the implementation of a project that promotes employment creation for peace and development in conflict situations
UN Joint Programme
05 September 2017
The Royal Government of Cambodia and five UN agencies and programmes (ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNV), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, launched a new joint programme to promote youth employment and reduce inequalities in the country.
13 July 2017
Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) announced that it will continue to support Better Work, a flagship programme of the International Labour Organization jointly managed by the International Finance Corporation
13 May 2017
During his second official visit to Japan, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and consolidated the collaboration with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Kuwait promotes decent work for Palestinians with $0.5 million in continued annual support for ILO activities
31 May 2017
A new grant from Kuwait to the ILO is dedicated to promoting decent work and social justice in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Arab States.
09 May 2017
Representatives from the European Union (EU), the ILO and the Timor-Leste Government signed an agreement of € 12.2 million for a rural development project to be developed by 2021 in six municipalities in the country.
01 February 2017
On 18 and 19 January, the ILO and the European Commission (EC) held their 13th annual high-level meeting in Geneva.