China submits instruments of ratification of forced labor conventions with ILO
China has deposited instruments of ratification of two conventions on eliminating forced labor with the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the UN Office in Geneva, submitted the documents concerning the Forced Labor Convention 1930 and the Abolition of Forced Labor Convention 1957 to Director-General of the ILO Guy Ryder on Friday, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said.
The ministry said the two conventions, among the ILO's 10 fundamental conventions, are the most important international legal documents in eliminating forced labor.
With these ratifications, China, a founding member state of the ILO, reinforces its commitment to respect, promote and realize the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, according to an ILO press release on Friday.
The Standing Committee of China's 13th National People's Congress ratified the two conventions at its 34th session in April.
The Chinese government has consistently opposed forced labor, and the ratification of the two conventions demonstrates its firm position on protecting workers' rights and interests and cracking down on forced labor.
(With input from Xinhua)
(Cover: Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the UN Office in Geneva. /Xinhua)