News and press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases, including those related to ILO activities in China and Mongolia. The most recent release can be found on top.


  1. Mongolia ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    16 December 2015

    Mongolia is the 69th ILO member State to ratify the Convention.

  2. ILO signed a cooperation agreement with Renmin University

    03 December 2015

    In a recent UN-wide Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, ILO will take the lead to scale up action on youth employment for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  3. The People’s Republic of China ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    16 November 2015

    China is the 68th ILO member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.

  4. The People’s Republic of China ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    12 November 2015

    China is the 68th ILO member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.

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    Economic and Social Councils adopt declaration to promote workplace compliance

    30 October 2015

    An international meeting in The Hague on workplace compliance concludes with a course of action for national social dialogue institutions.

  6. NO to child labour – YES to quality education!

    12 June 2015

    UNICEF and ILO in Mongolia jointly mark this day by highlighting the need to ensure access to quality education and investment in the teaching profession.

  7. New report on future of social protection in Mongolia launched

    15 May 2015

    The report, “Social protection assessment based national dialogue: Definition and cost of Social protection floor in Mongolia”, was launched by the United Nations in Mongolia, the International Labour Organization ILO), the Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection (MPDSP) and the Ministry of Labour (MOL), at a meeting attended by more than 130 participants.

  8. Urgent action needed to strengthen Mongolia's small businesses

    11 March 2015

    Mongolia’s economy is one of the fastest-growing in the world, but the continued expansion of the informal sector remains a significant barrier to the country’s future economic success, according to a new report launched today in Ulaanbaatar.

  9. Putting workers’ safety first

    07 January 2015

    The ILO advocates the principle of putting workers’ safety and health first. The ILO stands ready to provide continued support to the joint efforts of tripartite partners to prevent work-related accidents, injuries and diseases.


  1. Social protection gets boost from business as leading firms meet in Geneva

    12 December 2014

    Representatives of more than a dozen multinational enterprises met in Geneva this week to highlight the importance of investment in social benefits and services for growth in emerging markets.

  2. ILO supports family violence legislation in China

    04 November 2014

    The ILO and other UN agencies have pledged to support China for Family Violence Legislation.

  3. Unions can ensure laws are not just “paper promises” at the workplace

    25 October 2014

    The ILO has called for a more effective social partnership to maximize employers’ legal compliance with labour law and employment standards.

  4. ILO signs first license agreement with TUV-Rheinland China to offer SCORE Training

    21 October 2014

    Guangzhou, China: 21 October 2014

  5. ILO: Good safety is good business

    23 September 2014

    ILO Deputy Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo says being able to earn a living in safe and healthy workplaces is a basic human right that needs to be ensured and is a win-win for workers and businesses, at the 7th China International Forum on Work Safety in Beijing.

  6. ILO and Mongolia take cooperation to the next level

    16 September 2014

    Mongolia and the ILO recently agreed to jointly promote decent employment in small- and medium sized enterprises operating in selected economic sectors. ILO is adapting some of its global tools for enterprise development and skills training to the Mongolian environment.

  7. ILO and the CNTAC launch a report on labour protection of interns in Chinese textile and apparel enterprises

    12 September 2014

    An ILO report show that a significant proportion of interns in Chinese textile and apparel enterprises worked without adequate legal protection and in some cases the working conditions amounted to forced labour.

  8. ILO SCORE-ETI Pilot Supplier Training Launched

    29 August 2014

    The ILO and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) have jointly launched a pilot training project for China-based garment and footwear factories supplying ETI member companies.

  9. Kunshan Zhongrong - Prevention, risk assessment are key to families' hopes for seeing loved ones return from work safely

    07 August 2014

    The ILO has been deeply saddened by the deaths and causalities in a workshop in Kunshan on August 2, 2014.

  10. Achieving Compliance through Strategic Enforcement

    29 July 2014

    Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MoHRSS), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the ILO have jointly reviewed the role of modern labour inspection services in promotion labour law compliance.

  11. SCORE project helps work safety in Sichuan

    25 June 2014

    The ILO SCORE project provides easy-to-apply preventive tools to small and medium sized enterprises and adopts a training of trainers approach to offer professional and tailored business development services in a sustainable way.