Phase 3 of the project “Promoting the Employability and Employment of Persons with Disabilities through Effective Legislation (PEPDEL)” promotes the review and reform of disability-related training and employment laws and policies, and their effective implementation. The aim of this phase is to enable the Chinese government, social partners and disability advocates to participate in the process of preparing their laws and policies, implementation and enforcement measures for the effective ratification and implementation of ILO Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons) Convention, 1983 (No. 159) and of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
In China, the project addresses issues related to the application of the principle of equal opportunity contained in laws and policies, through inclusive programmes and services thereby ensuring that people with disabilities are enabled to take part actively in their communities and society.
To bring about an improvement in the employability and employment of persons with disabilities through further revision of relevant legislation and regulations and their improved implementation and enforcement. China initiated the process of legislative review and revision earlier in the partnership programme. The project is expected to contribute to the reduction of poverty and to the social and economic inclusion of people with disabilities in China, building on the strategies and tools developed.
The ultimate beneficiaries of the project will be working Chinese women and men with disabilities and their families. The positive outcomes will be achieved through cooperation with the project’s intermediate beneficiaries, that is, labour officials in the MOHRSS and provincial labour departments, labour law academics, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation and provincial branches.
- The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS)
- China Employers' Confederation (CEC)
- China Disabled Persons Federation
- Peking University
- Communication University of China
For further information please contact:
Ms Liu Chunxiu
National Project Manager
ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia
Tel: +86 10 6532 5091