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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 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.
PARDEV works closely with the ILO Office for the United Nations in New York (ILONY), which is responsible for liaison with the multilateral system in New York.


  1. Post-2015 development goals

    ILO portal on the post-2015 development agenda

    As the debate on the post-Millennium Development Goals agenda gathers pace, the ILO says the most pressing priorities are job creation and social protection.

  1. Development cooperation and transparency

    ILO Development Cooperation Dashboard

    The Dashboard gives financial and documentary data on ILO’s Extra-budgetary Technical Cooperation (XBTC) projects and on Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) programmes. This online portal provides both financial and documentary information on the general allocation of ILO project funds and project activities since 2005, the earliest project information available when the Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS) was first implemented in the ILO. Data on RBSA programmes is available as from their inception in 2008.

  2. Faith-based organizations

    Convergences: Decent work and social justice in religious traditions – A handbook

    This handbook demonstrates that in different religions and spiritual traditions there is great convergence of values on the subject of work.

  1. Partnership

    Kuwait gives US$500,000 for ILO activities in occupied Palestinian territory

    The funds will help promote labour rights and governance; enhance employment and livelihood opportunities; and extend social security coverage and social protection.

  2. Fragile States

    High-Level Panel on Decent Work in Fragile States

    'If you want peace, cultivate social justice' was the topic of discussion at this high-level panel event held in conjunction with an ILO Governing Body discussion on the ILO's development cooperation in fragile States.

    ILO Governing Body paper: ILO technical cooperation in fragile States
  3. Partnership

    Netherlands signs new Partnership Programme with ILO at Davos

    Contribution to core resources and to ILO/IFC's Better Work Programme

  4. Partnership

    ILO, Union for the Mediterranean sign agreement to promote businesses, jobs and skills

    Agreement focuses on business development, job creation (especially for youth and women), water, energy and the environment, training and knowledge sharing, with a South-South and triangular cooperation dimension.

  5. Project focus: Ethiopia

    Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE)

    Providing women's cooperatives with skills and access to finance

  6. The Mekelle Prison Project

    Creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for women and youth

  7. UK-ILO: Work in Freedom

    Making migrant work safer for women from South Asia

    A short film on how the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the ILO and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have worked together to launch a new “Work in Freedom” programme to fight the trafficking of women and girls from South-Asia.

  8. Strategic alliance for youth employment

    ILO technical cooperation portfolio to tackle the youth employment crisis.

  9. Good practices in South-South Cooperation and the ILO: Mainstreaming the Decent Work Agenda

    This Good Practices Guide will help governments, workers, employers, and civil society learn from successful initiatives promoting decent work.

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