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. ILO Director-General to attend the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in China

    24 July 2017

    Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, will be attending the third meeting of labour and employment ministers of BRICS countries from 26 to 27 July 2017.

  2. Seminar on domestic violence law and companies’ responsibilities held in Beijing

    09 May 2017

    The spillover of domestic violence to workplaces requires attentions and joint actions of government, workers’ and employers’ organizations. To reduce the impacts of domestic violence in the world of work, an integrated approach should be taken.

  3. ILO and MOHRSS kick off a development cooperation project to promote harmonious labour relations through collective bargaining

    27 April 2017

    The project is to strengthen the effectiveness of collective negotiations and enhance institutional capacity of constituents, and promote more effective institutions and governance frameworks for collective bargaining and collective negotiation dispute resolution.

  4. A new milestone: ILO-SAWS SCORE Project expanded to Beijing

    27 April 2017

    SCORE project in China achieved a new landmark. SAWS announced kicking off the project in Fangshan District today. “Occupational Safety and Health is a core mandate of the ILO. Securing the safety and health of workers in their workplaces is central to the ILO’s decent work agenda and the UN 2030 sustainable development goals“ said Nancy Leppink, Chief, Labour Administration, Labour Inspection, and Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the launching ceremony.

  5. SCORE Getting into the new stage

    31 March 2017

  6. ILO and China endorse a new decent work country programme

    28 March 2017

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for China 2016-2020 launched on Monday, 27 March 2017. The DWCP 2016-2020 serves as the mid-term ILO programming framework for the work of the ILO in China with full engagement of Government, Workers’ and Employers’ Organization.

  7. Productive enterprises, safe and healthy workers

    22 March 2017

    On 9 March 2017, the ILO and SAWS jointly carried out the workshop on ILO-SAWS SCORE Piloting Program Mid-term Review in Deqing County, Zhejiang Province. 80 representatives from the national and local SAWS, local government officials, participating factories and other stakeholders attended the event. Ambitious goal has been set during the meeting that 500 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Zhejiang Province will be reached and carry out SCORE Project in the coming years.

  8. ILO and ETI to aid SMEs in Guangdong that supply international brands

    17 March 2017

    On 15 March 2017, the ILO Office for China and Mongolia and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) launched a project to improve the productivity, competiveness and sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, under the ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises or SCORE program.

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    ILO: Global unemployment expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017

    12 January 2017

    Economic growth continues to disappoint and deficits in decent work remain widespread.

  10. Development respects human dignity, environmental sustainability and decent work

    11 January 2017

    In 2016, a “G20 Entrepreneurship Action Plan” was adopted at the G20 Summit in China. The Ministers of Labour and Employment from G20 members and invited countries agreed to establish an "Entrepreneurship Research Centre on G20 Economies" for knowledege sharing. The ILO was invited to jointly launch the project and to participate in the inauguration ceremony at Tsinghua University in Beijing on 11 January 2017.


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    Global wage growth falls to its lowest level in four years

    15 December 2016

    Wage recovery in some developed economies – including the United States and Germany – was not sufficient to offset the decline in emerging and developing countries.

  2. Utilizing the healthWISE methodology to improve work conditions in healthcare settings in China

    07 December 2016

    “Experience of OSH improvement the participating hospitals achieved by utilizing the HealthWISE methodology will contribute to the improvement of work conditions of healthcare workers in the country and across the world”, said Tim de Meyer, Director, ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia, in his closing remarks.

  3. Scope and potential of China-EU labour mobility and protection of migrant workers’ rights explored among Chinese policy makers and practitioners at ILO workshop in Nanjing

    24 November 2016

    The workshop drew on the studies conducted under the Support to EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Project and other ILO initiatives covering China-EU Labour Migration Scope and Potential, Recruitment Costs, Complaint Mechanism Assessment, and Attracting and Retaining Foreign Skilled Workers in China. The workshop provided an exchange platform for participants from relevant government departments, private sector and civil society to interact with international and national experts and practitioners on labour migration manage-ment and relevant issues. A regional and sectoral focus demonstrated the good practices and potential for enhanced China-EU labour migration and move-ments. Evidence-based policy advice was provided to China and EU authorities to further improve migration management and maximize the development out-come for all parties concerned.

  4. A new report & documentary reveal excessive agency fees being charged to domestic workers in HK, China

    11 November 2016

    The report highlights how to protect workers’ rights, government agencies in both territories struggle to adequately protect domestic workers from unscrupulous agents.

  5. Putting prevention first and treating both symptoms and root causes - News Article for the 8th China International Forum on Work Safety

    27 September 2016

    Ms Deborah Greenfield, Deputy Director-General for Policy of the ILO, stressed that occupational safety and health is a human right defined in national laws and international labour standards. It goes to the heart of family well-being, community sustainability, and enterprise investment.

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    ILO Director-General: China charts the future of work

    06 September 2016

    China is “shaping its own future”, Guy Ryder tells delegates to the first national dialogue on the future of work, but profound challenges lie ahead for the country, and for the planet.

  7. ILO-China strategic partnership consolidated with MOU renewal

    06 September 2016

    On the eve of ILO’s centenary and the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening-up Initiative, the ILO and the MOHRSS are re-defining their cooperation as a strategic partnership on the basis of important achievements made particularly in the last 15 years.

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    ILO: Universal social protection already a reality in many developing countries

    06 September 2016

    At a high level conference on universal social protection ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has told delegates that: “In 2016, a lack of social protection is completely unacceptable. This has to change, and this can change.”

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    ILO Director-General welcomes G20 leaders’ commitment to tackle inequality and jobs deficits

    05 September 2016

    Speaking at the G20 Summit Guy Ryder has urged leaders to accelerate inclusive development to respond to growing employment and equality challenges.

  10. ILO-China seminar to explore ways to facilitate access to social protection for all

    24 August 2016

    The seminar aims to provide a platform for the participating countries to share experience and discuss ways to address challenges in social protection provision.