International perspectives

LO is a member of the Nordic Council of Trade Unions (NFS), the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

LO is also a member of the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD and plays an active part in the activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO), both through the work in the Danish ILO Committee, participating in the annual Labour Conferences, and as a member of the ILO Governing Body.

At the Nordic level, we also cooperate with the other Nordic trade union movements and social democratic parties in SAMAK, the Labour Movement’s Nordic Cooperative Committee.

A very important aspect of our international work is our bilateral contacts to trade union movements in a number of countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe and in the OECD countries.

LO is an initiator of a wide range of development projects in the developing countries. This assistance is administered through the Danish Trade Union Council for International Development Cooperation, also called the LO/FTF Council since it was set up in cooperation with the FTF (Confederation of Salaried Employees and Civil Servants in Denmark).