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. 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.

  12. Improving occupational safety and health in SMEs

    20 June 2014

    The ILO commended China’s efforts in addressing occupational safety and health challenges in SMEs and encouraged China to ratify more relevant standards in the area, including the Promotional Framework for OSH Convention, 2006 (No. 187). 

  13. Promoting intercontinental social dialogue between China and Africa

    16 May 2014

    Chinese and African trade unions hope to build closer cooperation against the backdrop of growing trade and economic exchanges between China and Africa and increasing presence of Chinese companies in Africa.

  14. Ratifying Convention No.29 is a priority

    30 April 2014

    China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has said the ratification of ILO Convention No.29 concerning forced labour “is the priority among priorities.”

  15. Safety and health, prevention of accidents to be made an everyday management concern

    28 April 2014

    The ILO commended China’s endeavours in promoting the management system approach of occupational safety and health and encouraged the government to ratify the Promotional Framework for OSH Convention, 2006 (No. 187).

  16. A bigger role for labour inspectors in combatting forced labour

    25 April 2014

    China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has said labour inspection can play a bigger role in combating forced labour in the country.

  17. Social protection is not a luxury

    15 April 2014

    Tim De Meyer, Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia, said that social protection is not a luxury and should become a political and economic priority for every country.

  18. ILO sign agreement with the State Administration of Work Safety for implementing SCORE project

    08 April 2014

    SCORE is an ILO technical cooperation programme that provides practical training and in-factory counselling services to improve productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  19. Integrate young people into the labour force

    02 April 2014

    A workshop has been held to achieve understanding of the needs on developing and implementing youth employment programmes in China