The IHLO is the Hong Kong Liaison Office of the international trade union movement, founded in 1997, shortly after Hong Kong's reunification with China.
We have a mandate to support and represent the international trade union movement in Hong Kong and to monitor trade union and workers' rights and political and social developments in China.
IHLO publishes regular articles and research briefings on the situation of trade union and worker rights in China, Hong Kong and Macau SARs. The reports provide in-depth information and analysis on key issues and are designed to facilitate a better understanding of the challenges facing democratic, independent trade unions and workers in China. We provide timely advice and face to face briefings to ITUC affiliates and labour groups interested in working on China. The IHLO provide information and analysis to the China Working Party of the ITUC Committee on Human and Trade Union Rights. In addition we take part in and initiate global union campaigns against labour rights abuses in China.
IHLO also plays a key role in ensuring more effective participation of independent and democratic trade unions in Hong Kong in the international trade union movement.
For more information please see our Terms of Reference