ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia (CO-Beijing)

The ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia carries out the ILO's programmes and activities in the People's Republic of China (including the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions) and Mongolia. Using ILO's unique tripartite structure, CO-Beijing works in close collaboration with the government, the workers' and employers' organizations to promote decent work for all.

What's new

  1. 2015 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme

    22 January 2015

    The UN Department of Public Information (DPI) is seeking nominations for participation in the annual Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme.  The Programme is designed for young (under 35) full-time journalists. The 2015 Programme will be held in New York in 10 September -7 October. Up to four candidates (at least two are women) from China would be nominated to compete for the 15 slots globally. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply before 31 March 2015.

  2. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015

    Unemployment on the rise over next five years as inequality persists 

    20 January 2015

    ILO report says sluggish jobs recovery and social instability are the result of greater inequality.

  3. Labour relations

    New rules for wage negotiation in Guangdong will smooth labour relations

    29 December 2014

    From 1 January 2015, workers and employers in Guangdong Province will benefit from a new system to settle - and even prevent - workplace disputes, based around structured collective bargaining.

  4. Global Wage Report 2014/15

    Global wage growth stagnates, lags behind pre-crisis rates

    5 December 2014

    The latest ILO Global Wage Report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality.

  5. Labour inspection

    Unions can ensure laws are not just “paper promises” at the workplace

    24-25 October 2014

    China has developed a comprehensive range of labour laws and regulations in recent years, whereas the number of labour disputes remain high due to weak compliance. The trade unions are urged to continuously and vigilantly monitor employer compliance with workplace regulations.  ACFTU and ILO jointly reviewed the role of trade unions in enhancing compliance by employers with labour law and employment standards in a workshop held in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

  6. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Leave no one behind: Working to end poverty

    17 October 2014

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

  7. World Teachers’ Day

    "Investing in teachers means investing in the future"

    5 October 2014

    Joint message (ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, Education International) for the World Teachers’ Day. 5 October 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of World Teachers’ Day, which commemorates the adoption of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the status of teachers in 1966.

  8. Social protection

    Almost half the world’s older persons lack pensions

    30 September 2014

    ILO report says 52 per cent of older persons receive a pension, but levels are inadequate and the trend has been worsened by fiscal consolidation.

  9. News

    ILO: "Good safety is good business"

    23 September 2014

    The 7th China International Forum on Work Safety opened today in Beijing. ILO Deputy Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo says being able to earn a living in safe and healthy workplaces is a basic human right.

  10. News

    ILO and Mongolia take cooperation to the next level

    16 September 2014

    Mongolia and the ILO recently agreed to jointly promote decent employment in small- and medium sized enterprises operating in selected economic sectors. ILO is adapting some of its global tools for enterprise development and skills training to the Mongolian environment.

  11. Corporate social responsibility

    ILO and H&M sign unique agreement on sustainable global supply chains in the garment industry

    15 September 2014

    New partnership will address industrial relations, wages, capacity building for social partners and skills development in global supply chains of the garment industry.

  12. Press release

    ILO and the CNTAC launch a report on labour protection of interns in Chinese textile and apparel enterprises

    12 September 2014

    The China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for China and Mongolia jointly launched the Labour protection of interns in Chinese textile and apparel enterprises report in Beijing. The launch took place as part of the CNTAC Annual Conference on Social Responsibility of Chinese Textile and Apparel Industry.

  13. SMEs development

    ILO SCORE-ETI Pilot Supplier Training Launched

    29 August 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) have jointly launched a pilot training project for China-based garment and footwear factories supplying ETI member companies. The project forms part of the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (ILO SCORE) Programme and was launched in Shanghai.

  14. International Youth Day - 12 August

    "The mental health of young people matters to us all"

    12 August 2014

    "This is undoubtedly a stressful time for young people and in some cases even more so for young women. The theme of this year’s International Youth day observance 'mental health matters' is, therefore, timely," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.