The ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia implements, in close partnership with its constituents, a number of programmes and projects covering the four areas of the decent work agenda.

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  1. Protecting and Promoting the Rights of China's Vulnerable Young Migrants

    1 March 2009 - 31 December 2011

    The Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (MDG-F) programme aims to accelerate progress towards attainment of the MDGs in selected countries, including China. The Youth, Employment and Migration (YEM) is a UN joint Programme sponsored by the MDG-F, commenced in China in February 2009 and provides a unique opportunity to ensure that the response to the largest movement of people in modern times is rights-based, poverty-focused, and fully informed by international good practice. The Programme brings together 9 UN Agencies and their counterparts, who are jointly implementing activities related to 10 project outputs.

  2. Promotion of Gender Equality in the World of Work

    1 January 2010 - 31 December 2011

    The project aims at building capacity of ILO constituents and women's federations on concepts and strategies for combating employment discrimination and supporting the application of China’s labour laws at national and provincial levels.

  3. Strengthening Labour Inspection Services

    1 January 2010 - 31 December 2011

    The programme is to contribute to long-term socio-economic development by strengthening enforcement and implementation capacities in the field of labour inspection, improving compliance with labour legislation, and thus, rendering labour inspection more responsive to the objective of promoting social justice and Decent Work, empowering it to address current challenges.

  4. Strengthening the Trade Unions Response to HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Education Programme in China

    2 January 2008 - 15 September 2011

    The programme will cooperate with All China Federation of Trade Unions to reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination, change risk behaviours among target migrant workers and promote HIV / sexually transmitted infections related service uptakes in Yunnan, Guangdong, Anhui and Xinjiang.

  5. Promoting the Employability and Employment of Persons with Disabilities through Effective Legislation Project Phase III

    1 August 2008 - 1 July 2011

    PhaseIII of the project “Promoting the Employability and Employment of Persons with Disabilities through Effective Legislation (PEPDEL) aims to enable the Chinese governments, social partners and disability advocates to participate in the process of preparing laws and policies, implementation and enforcement measures for the ratification and implementation of ILO Convention No. 159 concerning the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities and of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  6. Promoting Equality at Work in China

    1 June 2010 - 30 June 2011

    The project will enable the ILO to work with government and civil society organizations in China to promote non-discrimination and equality in employment opportunity and treatment, through capacity building activities and sharing of knowledge and good practice. The project builds on the experience and lessons learned by the ILO in carrying technical cooperation activities targeting various groups for equality promotion in the country, including the most recent project to support and promote the application of Convention No. 111.

  7. Climate Change Partnership Framework

    1 July 2008 - 30 April 2011

    The China Climate Change Partnership Framework (CCPF) is the first Joint Programme of its kind on climate change in China and was the only programme under the Spanish MDG Achievement Fund which was granted the maximum funding allocation possible.It brings together the work of nine UN Agencies in close coordination and partnership with their ten government counterparts. ILO joined this efforts to promote green jobs in China.

  8. Promoting Livelihoods for Persons with Disabilities: Enhanced Skills for Employability and Policy Application

    1 May 2010 - 30 April 2011

    The main purpose of the project is to increase income levels of people with disabilities through enhancing skills and employability as well as improving the impact of the new legal framework for promotion of employment of people with disabilities.

  9. Livelihood Recovery Project in Sichuan

    1 January 2010 - 30 April 2011

    Livelihood Recovery Project in Sichuan is to help 5,000 farmers who lost their farmland and 600 disabled farmers or their family members due to the 2008 earthquake, to increase their income and employment viability through “Start and Improve Your Business” (SIYB) training and vocational training, meanwhile, to help Red Cross develop their capacity to plan and implement employment promotion projects, especially in vocational training and “Start and Improve Your Business” (SIYB) training.


  1. Support to Promote and Apply ILO Convention No. 111

    1 January 2008 - 31 December 2010

    The project aims to promote compliance with ILO Convention No. 111 in China in order to achieve equal employment opportunity and treatment for all workers. The project will build the capacity of ILO contituents and other social partners to promote equality at work, endeavor to improve laws and policies, labour contracts and enterprise level agreements to promote the application of fundamental principles and rights with an emphasis on non-discrimination and equality, and establish a knowledge base for knowledge and information sharing on non-discrimination.