On the Release of the International Labor Organization’s Committee of Experts Report
Media Note – Office of the Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State
Released: February 10, 2022
The Department of State welcomes the issuance today of a report by a committee of the International Labor Organization (ILO) calling on the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to review, repeal, and revise its laws and practices of employment discrimination against racial and religious minorities in Xinjiang.
This report, produced by the ILO’s
China joined the ILO in 1919 as one of the founding member states. The United States calls on the PRC to take the steps requested by the Committee of Experts. We also reiterate our call for the PRC to end its genocide and crimes against humanity perpetrated
The Committee’s report can be found here – https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_norm/—relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_836653.pdf .
For more information on forced labor in the PRC’s Xinjiang Region, please see the linked July 2021 Fact Sheet on the topic: https://www.state.gov/