United Kingdom-ILO Cooperation

Fact-sheet, July 2022

As one of the founding member States of the ILO, the United Kingdom (UK) has been a valued partner of the ILO since 1919.
The UK has ratified 89 Conventions including the eight fundamental ILO Conventions as well as two Protocols. Apart
from its Regular Budget assessed contributions made by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), is a major contributor to the ILO development cooperation programme.