Spain - ILO Cooperation

Spain is a founding member of the ILO and has ratified 133 Conventions and one protocol, including all the eight Fundamental Conventions, all the four Governance Conventions and 121 Technical Conventions.

Spain's strategic contributions to the ILO

Spain funds the ILO through:

  • Assessed contributions to the ILO's Regular Budget paid by all ILO member States by virtue of their membership. From 2018 to 2022, Spain contributed over US$ 43.8 million.
  • Voluntary, non-core funding contributions  earmarked for priority themes and projects. From 2018 to 2022, Spain contributed US$ 5.7 million.
The ILO's key partner institutions in Spain are the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), and the Andalusian Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Spain's total contributions to the ILO, 2018-22 (US$ 49.4M)

Spain's support to ILO actions 

The Spain-ILO partnership

Spain plays a crucial role in supporting the ILO’s work on the eradication of child labour, the promotion of youth employment, skills development and the protection of the rights of indigenous people, with a geographic focus on the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Madrid ILO office was established in 1986 in order to further enhance the Spain-ILO partnership and policy dialogue with national institutions as well as with the Organization of Ibero-American States.

Spain’s development cooperation priorities

As set forth in its Master Plan, Spain's development cooperation aims to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contribute to the eradication of poverty, the resilience of people and communities, the reduction of inequalities, the defense of human rights and fundamental freedoms, the promotion of inclusive economic growth and the preservation of the environment by combating climate change.