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 paid by all ILO Member States by virtue of their membership, which constitute the ILO’s core funding or regular budget. Between 2015 and 2018, Luxembourg provided more than US$ 1 million
  • Voluntary core funding contributions provided by eight ILO donors as a pool of un-earmarked, flexible resources allocated by the ILO to strategic areas and emerging priorities. From 2014 to 2019, total voluntary un-earmarked contributions amounted to US$ 6.6 million.
  • Voluntary, non-core funding contributions provided as earmarked funds for priority programmes and projects in addition to assessed contributions. Voluntary earmaked contributions from Luxembourg to the ILO in the period 2015-2018 amounted to US$ 7.5 million.

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.