Luxembourg - ILO Cooperation

Luxembourg is a long-standing partner in promoting decent work for all and has been a member State of the ILO since 1920. Luxembourg has ratified 101 Conventions and three Protocols, including all eight Fundamental, two Governance and 91 Technical Conventions.

Luxembourg's strategic contribution to the ILO

Luxembourg funds the ILO through:

  • Assessed contributions to the ILO's Regular Budget paid by all ILO Member States by virtue of their membership. From 2017 and 2020, Luxembourg contributedalmost US$ 1.0 million
  • Voluntary core funding contributions provided by nine ILO funding partners as a pool of un-earmarked, flexible resources. From 2017 to 2020, Luxembourg contributed US$ 5.3 million.
  • Voluntary, non-core funding contributions .earmarked to specific themes or projects. From 2017-2020, Luxembourg contributed US$ 7.3 million.

Luxembourg's financial contributions to the ILO, 2017-20 (US$ 13.3M)


Luxembourg’s support to ILO interventions

With the support of development cooperation funding from Luxembourg, ILO is implementing country programmes in Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Viet Nam and Mali as well as a sub-regional programme in South-East Asia and a global programme on the social and solidarity economy. Luxembourg also supports ILO's Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth as well as the Junior Professional Officer programme.

Luxembourg’s International Cooperation Priorities

Luxembourg’s development cooperation activities focus on social development, particularly on health, education, including Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and integrated local development as well as microfinance initiatives. Its priority countries for development cooperation activities are Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Nicaragua.