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. 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. ILO indicators of Forced Labour

    01 October 2012

    This booklet presents an introduction to the ILO Indicators of Forced Labour. These indicators are intended to help “front-line” criminal law enforcement officials, labour inspectors, trade union officers, NGO workers and others to identify persons who are possibly trapped in a forced labour situation, and who may require urgent assistance. The indicators represent the most common signs or “clues” that point to the possible existence of a forced labour case.

  3. Youth Employment Policy Brief: Mongolia

    26 September 2012

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

  4. International Labour Review, Volume 151 (2012), No. 3

    01 September 2012

  5. Green Jobs Background Brief No. 3 - August 2012

    29 August 2012

    The background brief provides a summary of the latest news and events from Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific

  6. A manual for gender audit facilitators: The ILO participatory gender audit methodology (2nd Edition)

    15 August 2012

    This revised Manual provides gender audit facilitators with guidelines and practical instructions on how to plan and implement participatory gender audits (PGAs) in an organizational context. It is based on the ILO’s practical experience of piloting PGAs of many ILO technical units and country offices, constituents and UN partners from 2001 to 2012.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

    01 June 2012

  10. Youth voices from Asia and the Pacific

    18 May 2012

    Between December 2011 and May 2012, the ILO 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. Green Jobs Background Brief No.2-December 2011

    01 December 2011

    The background brief provides a summary of the latest news and events from Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. ILO Publications. Catalogue Fall 2011 - Update of English titles

    01 September 2011

  7. Survey report on the revision of the regulation on the labour protection for women workers

    01 September 2011

    To make the Revised Draft more relevant to the needs of working men and women, the ILO/Norwegian Project on the Promotion of Gender Equality in the World of Work in China supported the survey on the Revision of the Regulation on Labour Protection for Women Workers. The survey was implemented by the Women's Studies Institute of China in conjunction with the Women's Studies Institutes in Heilongjiang, Jiangsu and Sichuan Provinces.

  8. Research report on the retirement age issue

    01 September 2011

    This study intends to answer the following questions through in-depth investigation: who are for and against the same retirement age for men and women, and why?; and what are the perspectives and demands with regards to the retirement age of people from various occupational groups (workers, technical professionals and cadres respectively) by gender and identity? In this way, the study aims to provide a practical and feasible basis for the modification and improvement of the retirement policy both for China's economic and social harmony as well as for progress towards greater gender equality and respect for women's human rights.

  9. Green Jobs Background Brief No.1-August 2011

    01 August 2011

    The background brief provides a summary of the latest news and events from Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific

  10. A guideline for employment services for people with disabilities

    01 July 2011

    A guideline aimed at supporting implementation of friendly and accessible employment promotion services for people with disabilities and was produced only in Mongolian.