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 calls for labour market policies supporting both demand and recovery

    22 July 2016

    At a meeting hosted by the Chinese Prime Minister with the heads of several international organizations, Guy Ryder highlighted the need to boost labour incomes and household consumption.

  2. ILO Director-General to attend “1+6” roundtable dialogue in Beijing

    20 July 2016

    Mr Guy Ryder will join Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and heads of other five multinational institutions to talk about Chinese and world economy.

  3. © Jiri Rezac / Climate Group 2021

    How China is getting ready for the future of work

    15 July 2016

    Representatives from the Chinese government, the academia and enterprises discussed and agreed in-depth research is needed on the future of work in China and its effects on the well-being of people and sustainable growth.

  4. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers act to advance decent work

    13 July 2016

    G20 labour ministers’ Beijing Declaration stresses that “productive employment and decent work are the foundation of the livelihoods of people across the world”.

  5. ILO Director-General: “Persistent slow growth weakening the outlook for jobs and wages”

    12 July 2016

    In a briefing to G20 Labour and Employment ministries meeting in China, Guy Ryder has raised concerns that poor prospects for economic growth risk becoming entrenched.

  6. Chinese policy makers and practitioners engaged in learning and exchange with international and national experts at ILO-ITC-COMPAS training course

    29 June 2016

    The training covered different dimensions of labour migration (in particular in the China-EU two-way migration context) and provided a learning and exchange platform for participants from relevant government departments, private sector and leading academic institutions to interact with international and national experts and practitioners on labour migration management and relevant issues in China.

  7. My.Coop training package rolled out in Mongolia

    16 June 2016

  8. Promote positive images of persons with disabilities and stimulate a climate of non-discrimination and inclusion through media reporting

    10 June 2016

    Are persons with disabilities burden of the society? How do they want to be treated? What expressions are acceptable in news reports on disability? Do the media reflect their actual needs? Do people have the right to make decisions for persons with disabilities without their participation? These were among the questions discussed during a two-day seminar on Media and Disability Advocacy.

  9. © Metin Aktas / Anadolu Agency 2021

    Poverty goal of 2030 Agenda at risk without decent work

    18 May 2016

    After a period of significant gains the pace of poverty reduction is threatened by a lack of decent jobs.

  10. © John Isaac / World Bank 2021

    ILO: Large gender gaps remain across broad spectrum of global labour market

    08 March 2016

    New ILO report highlights the enormous challenges women continue to face in finding and keeping decent jobs around the world.

  11. ILO World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) – Trends 2016

    20 January 2016

    Despite falling unemployment levels in some developed economies, new analysis shows the global job crisis is not likely to end, especially in emerging economies.


  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.

  5. © Maria Fleischmann / World Bank 2021

    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.