Feature articles

2021

  1. Herder’s peer-to-peer approach to extend social protection to herders

    06 October 2021

    In September 2020, 32 herders, herder cooperative representatives, lifelong education teachers, social insurance officers, and trade union delegates from five soums (lower administration unit of the province) in Zavkhan province attended a two-day training in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, as part of the ILO-Led UN Joint Programme “Extending Social Protection to Herders with Enhanced Shock Responsiveness.”

  2. 10 years on from the ILO Domestic Workers Convention: What has changed?

    29 July 2021

    Over half of the world’s domestic workers are in Asia and the Pacific. 10 years on from the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), Anna Olsen, Technical Specialist at the International Labour Organization’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, discusses progress made and ongoing challenges for ensuring decent work for domestic workers in the region.

  3. Powering more advanced apprenticeship systems in China

    03 June 2021

    With rapid changes in the labour market and the challenge of COVID-19, the ILO and China are working together to implement quality apprenticeships.

  4. Is Asia ready for e-formalization?

    25 May 2021

    Technology can play an important role bringing workers in the Asia-Pacific region into the formal sector. Sara Elder, Senior Economist at ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific explains why.

  5. SCORE Academy China celebrates first year anniversary

    19 February 2021

    SCORE Academy has actively promoted SCORE Training in China since its launch in October 2019. We take this opportunity to look back at the main achievements and the work that the SCORE Academy has carried out in 2020.

2020

  1. After COVID-19: SCORE trained enterprise gets back to work

    30 April 2020

    Like many small and medium-sized enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Zhejiang Communications Construction Group (CICO) needed to quickly adapt to survive.

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    Five ways to protect health workers during the COVID-19 crisis

    01 April 2020

    Health workers and systems are playing a crucial role in the global fight against COVID-19 and special measures are needed to support and protect them.

2019

  1. China promotes gender equality at work

    23 September 2019

    OpEd by Claire Courteille-Mulder, the Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia. According to an ILO report, up to 12 percent of workers said they had been subject to verbal abuse, humiliating behavior, bullying, unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment. Eliminating violence and harassment at the workplace is crucial to achieve greater gender equality and shape a future that works for all men and women, says Claire Courteille-Mulder.

  2. ILO marks centenary with hope for the future

    09 April 2019

    OpEd by Claire Courteille-Mulder, ILO country director for China and Mongolia.

2018

  1. Working together to make poverty history

    17 October 2018

    By Claire Courteille – Mulder, Director of the ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia. Although the world has made significant progress in reducing poverty, it is still with us and its eradication should be the first task of humanity.

  2. Effective HR policies benefit workers and employers in China

    16 October 2018

    UK based ETI member and outdoor sportswear company Regatta has encouraged a Chinese supplier to initiate a worker motivation scheme as part of its commitment to ETI/ILO SCORE Training partnership.

  3. Routine and Communication is the Key to Correcting Tricky Quality Problems in China

    29 August 2018

    Daily meetings are one of the effective initiatives that Huaxing Clothes Co. has adopted to improve its management, reduce product defects and increase productivity.

  4. The two Cs to success: Communication and Cooperation

    04 April 2018

    Full participation and effective communication mechanisms can unlock frontline workers’ potential and improve productivity. A Chinese enterprise participating in the ILO’s SCORE programme provides a leading example of the benefits of workplace inclusivity.

  5. Motivated workers lead workplace improvements

    19 February 2018

    Huasheng Garments Co Ltd., a factory in China’s Zhejing Province, has a fresh look, thanks to SCORE Training. Employees now enjoy a cleaner working environment, higher morale and more harmonious working relationships.

  6. A successful partnership between ILO and ETI: 2017 SCORE Training highlights

    06 February 2018

    ILO and ETI reflect on their first year jointly implementing SCORE Training in Chinese SMEs.

2017

  1. Zero discrimination at workplace benefits everyone

    01 March 2017

    Achieving zero discrimination needs actions from government, employers, workers and every individual in the society. Zero discrimination is more than protecting the interest of people living with HIV. It is about paving a path for qualified and capable workers – despite their HIV status – to help improving quality healthcare, education, and other industries.

2016

  1. Ergonomics in China: Tackling workplace stress

    26 April 2016

    The ILO works with unions and the government in China to reduce the impact of stress and poor ergonomics on workers.

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    Myanmar unleashes home-grown entrepreneurs

    25 April 2016

    An ILO training programme makes the founding step to help new and existing small businesses join the dramatic economic and social change sweeping the country.

2015

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    Grow the economy with a well-balanced diet

    14 September 2015

    ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo shows the connection between decent work, acceptable living standards and economic growth, which together will help achieve several other sustainable development goals.

  2. Lessons from the steppes: Mongolia's model social insurance system

    01 September 2015

    As a role model for social insurance systems, Mongolia, with the help of the ILO, shares its efficient single window system for social services with other countries in South East Asia.