MDG-F programme aids 400,000 migrant workers in China


Outreach programs help migrant labor find urban footing

Making young Chinese migrant workers more aware of their rights and formulating right measures to promote their wellbeing continue to be key goals for policymakers, as China is looking for ways and means to mitigate the risks of an impeding labor crunch.

The Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (MDG-F), a $6.6 million (5.2 million euros) three-year program jointly funded by the United Nations, Spain and China, had to a large extent made considerable progress on the issue.

Though the program ended in February this year, the Chinese government, which had contributed more than $1 million for the fund, seems set to build on its gains to further improve the conditions for migrant labor across the country.

More than 400,000 young migrant workers from rural areas, civil servants and community service providers spread across six cities - Tianjin, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha and Cangzhou - have benefited from the program. The pre-employment training under the program provided migrant labor access to better jobs and safer working conditions.

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