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. Reconciling work and family: issues and policies in China

    01 February 2009

    This research aims to discuss the variations and implementation of relevant policies for coordinating work and family responsibilities in China when it is at a stage of social transformation and economic transition, the existing conflicts and the main reasons, the needs and desires of workers, and on this basis, explore the possibility of policy recommendations for reform and improvement.

  2. Promoting Equity: gender-neutral job evaluation for equal pay. A step-by-step guide

    10 January 2009

    This Guide, to be used when mplementing the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value, free from discrimination based on sex, as enshrined in the ILO Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100), is in keeping with the Follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and, in particular, with the 2003 and 2007 Global Reports devoted to equality at work. It is meant as a tool to be used to promote this principle in many different workplace environments. To date, the ILO Convention No. 100, adopted in 1951, has been ratified by 167 countries. However, despite this broad consensus regarding the principle enshrined in it, the pay gap between women and men remains a persistent and universal fact of the labour market. Recent statistical surveys have revealed that this gap exists in countries with very diverse economic structures and that, although the gap is decreasing in most of these countries, this progress is being achieved very slowly. The gap persists despite the significant gains women have made in terms of education and work experience.

  3. Guidelines on occupational safety and health management systems, ILO-OSH 2001

    01 January 2009

    The ILO has designed these guidelines as a practical tool for assisting organizations and competent institutions as a means of achieving continual improvement in occupational safety and health (OSH) performance. The guidelines have been developed according to internationally agreed principles defined by the ILO’s tripartite constituents. The practical recommendations of these guidelines are intended for use by all those who have responsibility for OSH management. This second edition includes new additions to the bibliography.


  1. China: Planting seeds of security - how new agriculture skills protect children

    29 October 2008

    Highlights the proven practice implemented in China by the ILO Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women (TICW).

  2. China: Educating employers

    29 October 2008

    How awareness leads to self-monitoring.

  3. China: A women’s refuge

    29 October 2008

    How an activity centre helps raise awareness on trafficking dangers, safe migration and legal rights.

  4. Labour shortage responses in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia: A review and evaluation

    13 October 2008

    This paper looks at the extent of and policy responses to the problem of labour shortage in the economies of Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.

  5. Getting hired: A guide for job-seekers with disabilities

    05 September 2008

    This manual, used as a companion to training manual Getting hired: a trainer's manual for conducting a workshop for job-seekers with disabilities, can be helpful to organizations of people with disabilities, placement agencies, non-governmental organizations and community organizations.

  6. Advocacy Guide to Eliminate Child Labour

    30 August 2008

    With support of the ILO/IPEC Mongolia (2005-2010), "Advocacy Guide to Eliminate Child Labour" was developed to strengthen develop national capacity to organize advocacy work to eliminate the worst forms of child labour. This guide was to contribute to implementation of Advocacy Strategy to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour (2007) and is still valid today as a key guide to organize advocacy campaign at local level. The guide is available only in Mongolian.

  7. Facts on people with disabilities in China

    06 August 2008

    ILO Project on Employment Equality and Non-Discrimination aims at promoting non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity through improving government officials’, social partners’, and employers’ knowledge of the concepts and issues around employment discrimination.

  8. Report of National Child Labour Survey 2006-2007

    01 August 2008

    The survey was conducted by the National Statistical Office at the request from the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour of the International Labour Organization (ILO-IPEC) and with its financial and technical assistance.

  9. Rural-urban migration and policy responses in China: Challenges and options

    01 July 2008

    Examines the recent history of rural-urban labour migration in China in the process of its rapid socioeconomic transformation.

  10. School-to-work-transitions in Mongolia

    20 February 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 14

  11. Value Chain Development for Employment Promotion - Case of a VCD Pilot Project in Ningxia Autonomous Region

    30 January 2008

    The project goal is to promote local economic and employment development by assisting SMEs to explore niche markets in value chains and improve their business operations.


  1. ABC of Women Worker’s Rights and Gender Equality

    02 October 2007

    Second edition


  1. ILO/IPEC Best Practice and Lessons learnt: National Programme for Prevention and Elimination of Child Labour in Mongolia, II Phase

    01 August 2006

    The report shares best practices and lessons learnt of 21 projects implemented by the Government, employers' and workers' organizations, non-government organizations and universities and colleges in the area of child labour advocacy, capacity development, child labour monitoring and community participation and partnership in elimination of the worst forms of child labour, implemented under ILO/IPEC project II phase (2002-2005) with the financial support of the US Department of Labor. The report is available only in Mongolian.

  2. Baseline survey on child and adult workers in informal gold and fluorspar mining

    01 August 2006

    The baseline survey was conducted with financial assistance of IPEC, ILO and professional assistance of Regional SIMPOC expert, ILO based at SRO-New Delhi, India.

  3. Internal Labour Migration in China: Features and Responses

    30 April 2006

    Rather than an exhaustive and lengthy examination of labour migration in China, this descriptive analysis offers the brevity, clarity and the most recent data available to depict a rapidly changing environment, in terms of both policy and on-the-ground realities. Part 1 highlights some of the features of migrant workers and the migration process, Part 2 considers governmental and non-governmental policy and programme responses to the phenomenon, and Part 3 specifically looks at the role the International Labour Organization plays in supporting migrants’ transition into decent work in China’s towns and cities.

  4. Perspectives on the social security system of China

    30 March 2006

    The essential aim of the present study is an integrated understanding, in its relevant historical context, of the past, present and projected development of the social security system of China. In order to do so, an assessment is made of each of the benefit programmes administered either directly or indirectly under the auspices of the government, including both the social insurance programmes under the supervision of the MOLSS and the social assistance programme administered by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA). These aspects form the subjects of, respectively, Chapters 1 and 2. Chapter 3 offers a social protection development agenda, designed to address strategic issues and possible directions which policy makers may wish to consider for the optimal delivery of social protection to the people of China.

  5. Extending Old-age Insurance Coverage in the People’s Republic of China

    30 January 2006

    In 2004 and 2005 the ILO undertook a study, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MOLSS) of the People’s Republic of China, to identify ways to extend the coverage of China’s old-age insurance system.