Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between the ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of China

The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to launch a programme of cooperation between the International Labour Office and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China (hereafter referred to as the Two Parties), based on the ILO’s goal of Decent Work, to support national reform in China and social progress worldwide.

The MOU sets out agreed policy priorities for future cooperation within each of the four strategic objectives of Decent Work. These objectives will be pursued in an integrated manner to ensure their effective realization in the context of China’s needs and conditions.

It is recognized that the ILO is one of several development partners of the People’s Republic of China, which has the sovereign right and obligation to coordinate its own development activities as a member state of the International Labour Organization. It is also recognized that the ILO is not a funding agency, and that the ILO will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to mobilize external resources for the implementation of the activities foreseen in this MOU.

The present MOU relates to collaboration between the ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. It is recognized that the ILO will continue and develop cooperative programmes with Chinese workers’ and employers’ organizations.