The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to China and Mongolia. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested from the ILO Library in Beijing.


  1. ILO Publications Catalogue 2015

    22 December 2014

  2. Minimum wages in the global garment industry

    31 October 2014

    This research note provides a brief overview of minimum wages for the garment sector in the top 25 apparel exporters from the developing world.

  3. Labour protection of interns in Chinese textile and apparel enterprises

    12 September 2014

    This report presents the results of a study carried out by the Office for Social Responsibility of the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO). The study hopes to document some of the actual conditions in which internships are carried out in the textile and apparel industry, and to develop recommendations on how to improve the management of internships. Research for the study was carried out in November and December 2013 in ten textile and apparel sector enterprises in Jiangsu, Shandong, Fujian and Zhejiang provinces.

  4. Fact sheet

    11 July 2014

    The fact sheet for the Promoting and Building Social Protection and Employment Services for Vulnerable Groups in Mongolia, Learning from ASEAN (MAPS) project supported by the Government of Japan.


  1. HIV and AIDS and Labour Rights: A Handbook for Judges and Legal Professionals

    01 November 2013

    This Handbook aims to assist judges and legal professionals in handling HIV and AIDS-related matters with a focus on employment and occupation. It provides information on relevant national and international law and its application in domestic courts operating in diverse legal traditions and frameworks.

  2. Labour administration reforms in China

    16 October 2013

    This timely volume provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the evolution of labour administration in China and details the recent reforms of its legislation and institutions. It gives a clear explanation of the principles and practical working of labour administrations in workplace-specific issue such as occupational safety and health, labour relations, and working conditions, as well as in the public employment services, labour inspection and social security services.

  3. ILO Publications. Catalogue Autumn 2013 - Update of English titles

    01 September 2013

  4. Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women (full report)

    28 May 2013

    A call to action based on an overview of existing evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America

  5. Youth Employment Challenges in Mongolia: An overview

    01 April 2013

    The pamphlet provides a general picture of youth employment analysis in Mongolia.

  6. Decent Work Country Programme in China

    01 January 2013

    Contributing to realizing decent work in China.


  1. Reproductive Health and Gender Awareness in Shenzhen’s Migrant Population

    05 October 2012

    This report documents and analyzes the vulnerabilities of Shenzhen’s migrant worker population with regards to HIV/STI, reproductive health and gender equality before providing a series of recommendations on how to move forward with programs to address the primary needs of migrant workers.

  2. Youth Employment Policy Brief: Mongolia

    26 September 2012

    This policy brief provides an overview of youth employment related data and policies in Mongolia.

  3. National Profile Report on Occupational Safety and Health in China

    15 August 2012

    Developing a preventative safety and health culture is a long journey, along which a national OSH profile can record not only this highlights and milestones, but also lessons learned and gaps in the development of a national OSH system. This second edition of the National OSH Profile has been prepared following the principles of the ILO Convention on Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health, 2006 (No.187), and reflects the latest OSH developments in China.

  4. Export Processing Zones in China-A Survey Report and a Case Study

    11 June 2012

    Running in tandem with China’s gradual shift away from a planned towards a market economy, the development of EPZs has become the epitome of China’s reform and opening up, as well as a major catalyzer of this process.

  5. ILO Publications. Catalogue Fall 2012 - Update of English titles

    01 June 2012

  6. Youth voices from Asia and the Pacific

    18 May 2012

    Between December 2011 and May 2012, the ILO has consulted young people from around the globe to gather their inputs to an International Youth Forum in Geneva, ahead of the 101st International Labour Conference for which a key focus is youth employment. As part of this global process, 13 national youth employment consultation events took place in Asia and the Pacific. This report summarises the key messages brought by young people and policy makers.


  1. Promoting Employment through New Business Initiatives in China

    25 November 2011

    This report discesses the reasons for China's promotion of new business initiatives and summarizes the key challenges of starting up new businesses in China. It subsequently presents the main policies in place to support new business initiatives as well as good practices. The booklet concludes with an analysis of the contribution of new business initiatives to employment promotion, innovation and economic development.

  2. From Active Employment Policies to the Employment Promotion Law

    25 November 2011

    Active employment policies in China are systematic and comprehensive and have benefitted from international experience in their formulation. Great achievements have been made and the adoption of the Employment Promotion Law in 208 was well received by the international community as well as the ILO. The Chinese experience is a good example of a successful policy development process, spanning many years, addressing huge challenges and devoting the necessary resources.

  3. Promoting Decent Employment for Rural Migrant Workers

    25 November 2011

    This booklet presents an account of the policies to promote rural migrant workers' employment and draws lessons from their main achievements and challenges that are worth sharing with policy-makers around the world. Section one presents the history of migration policies in China since the 1950s, a profile of rural migrant workers today and the main consequences of internal migration of the country. Section two describes the policies and measures implemented between 1992 and 2008 to promote the employment of rural labourers. Section three provides some details on the support provided to rural migrant workers during and after the financial crisis. Section four concludes with the main achievements, challenges and way forward.

  4. Fact sheet on Green Business Options

    25 September 2011

    This fact sheet focuses on the Green Business Options (GBO) training scheme offered in China and Mongolia as part of the ILO Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific.