International Labour Organization ILO
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is in charge of work within its remit concerning the conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO sets labour standards through conventions and recommendations and assists Member States to apply them. The ILO is a tripartite UN agency. It was founded to promote lasting peace, which can only be based on social justice.
The strategic objectives of the ILO are
- set and promote standards and fundamental principles and rights at work
- create greater opportunities to decent employment and income
- enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all
- strengthen tripartism and social dialogue
Finland's work in the ILO is coordinated by the ILO Advisory Board and the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.