Partnerships and Field Support

The ILO promotes decent work for all as a global goal by –
  • developing and strengthening partnerships and relations with agencies of the multilateral system, the donor partner community and other external development actors
  • contributing to active ILO involvement in multilateral system coordination and United Nations reform processes at all levels
  • mobilizing extra-budgetary funding for technical cooperation and funds for the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA), to complement and enhance action undertaken through the regular budget to fulfil the DWA
  • developing ILO technical cooperation policy and coordinating, supporting and overseeing the management of extra-budgetary technical cooperation activities
  • providing full and appropriate information services on the ILO’s technical cooperation programme and its financing, and on external relations.
The Partnerships and Field Support Department (PARDEV) is responsible for resource mobilization and the management and administration of technical cooperation activities and public-private partnerships, as well as providing support to ILO field structures and managing day-to-day relations with other international and regional organizations, UN system-wide coherence issues, South-South and triangular cooperation, and relations with civil society and other external partners such as parliamentarians, NGOs, faith-based organizations and academic institutions.