Luxembourg and the ILO sign a new Strategic Framework Partnership

News | 21 March 2022
The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have renewed their partnership through the signature of a new Strategic Framework Partnership. The Director-General of the ILO, Mr Guy Ryder, and the Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of Luxembourg, Mr Franz Fayot signed the agreement in a virtual ceremony.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Director General Ryder reaffirmed the importance of the long-term partnership between the ILO and Luxembourg, and in particular the many forms of support it provides to the ILO’s development cooperation programme, including a new thematic contribution to Social Protection as well as the voluntary and flexible funding contribution it makes through the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) and long-standing support to Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mali, Nicaragua, Niger and Senegal.

Minister Fayot said “The pandemic has renewed the importance of stable work, but also of a strong social safety net. With this thematic contribution to Social Protection, we hope to provide more flexibility to the ILO in the implementation of its Global Flagship Programme Building Social Protection Floors for All and to strengthen our strategic dialogue”.

Replacing and updating the previous Framework Agreement signed in 2016, this agreement renews the partnership between Luxembourg and the ILO until 2025. For more information on the activities supported through this partnership, please visit the ILO Development Cooperation Dashboard.