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. New Country Director for the ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia

    04 March 2014

    Mr Tim De Meyer has taken up his post as the International Labour Organization's (ILO) new Country Director in Beijing.

  2. Second edition of ergonomic checkpoints now also available in Chinese

    27 February 2014

    Fully revised and expanded, this new edition of the highly successful 'Ergonomic checkpoints' is aimed at reducing work-related accidents and diseases and improving safety, health and working conditions. Building on the wealth of experience of practitioners in applying these checkpoints, the second edition features revised text, additional checkpoints and new, full-colour illustrations.


  1. Forum highlights the benefits of hiring people with disabilities

    17 September 2013

    The ILO and representatives of more than 20 companies meet in Shanghai and showcase the advantages of hiring qualified persons with disabilities.


  1. ILO/ACFTU Seminar on Labour Protection for Women Workers

    10 December 2012

    ILO/ACFTU Seminar on Labour Protection for Women Workers was successfully organized on 6 December 2012 in Beijing. The Seminar aimed to safeguard women workers’ labour rights and promote gender equality at work through improving legislation and strengthening enforcement at national and local levels.

  2. China and ILO sign south-south cooperation agreement

    12 June 2012

    The Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Wang Xiaochu, and the Director-General of the lLO, Mr Juan Somavia have signed a US$1 million partnership agreement.


  1. Beijing: Seminar on Precarious Work

    10 December 2011

    The Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), together with the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) and the ILO County Office for China and Mongolia in Beijing, held a joint seminar on Precarious Work in Beijing from 9 to 10 December 2011.

  2. Colombo: Sub Regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity in order to Achieve Decent Work

    19 October 2011

  3. China: International Seminar on Collective Bargaining at Branch/Sector Level

    26 August 2011

  4. Joint Meeting of the ITUC and the All-China Federation of Trade Unions

    25 March 2011


  1. New ILO migration project to improve migrant workers' conditions in South-East Asia

    17 December 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching a new project in South-East Asia to improve the governance of cross-border labour migration.

  2. ILO to launch new Global Report on Wage Trends during the crisis

    06 December 2010

    The International Labour Office (ILO) is to launch the second edition of its Global Wage Report which provides a global analysis of wage trends during the crisis using the latest world, regional and country-level estimates.

  3. Bachelet says economic growth alone is not enough to eliminate poverty

    17 October 2010

    Michelle Bachelet, the head of UN Women and the Social Protection Floor Advisory Group, told a United Nations “Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum” held here to coincide with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, that increased social inclusion can promote growth and poverty elimination.

  4. ILO Forum on Green Jobs for a Better Life, Shanghai World EXPO

    26 August 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), together with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS), All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) and China Enterprises Confederation (CEC), organized a Forum on Green Jobs for a Better Life at the UN Pavilion of the Shanghai EXPO on 26 August 2010.

  5. Youth unemployment at highest recorded level - ILO report; 36 million Asia Pacific young people unemployed – A possible “Lost generation”

    12 August 2010

    The global unemployment rate for young people has risen to its highest recorded level, and is expected to continue increasing until the end of 2010, a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

  6. ILO and ACFTU join hands to strengthen workers’ education, promote gender equality and decent work

    08 July 2010

    (ILO News, Shanghai) - The ILO and the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) joined hands in promoting gender equality and decent work through strengthening workers’ education and social dialogue, at a workshop held at the UN pavilion in Shanghai World EXPO on 8 July 2010.

  7. Go for the Goal: End Child Labour

    12 June 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) launch the advocacy campaigns for this year’s World Day against Child Labour today in Beijing, China. The theme for 2010 World Day against Child Labour is “Go for the Goal: End Child Labour”. Some 62 countries worldwide join the campaigns and launch various events, seeking to promote awareness and action to tackle child labour.

  8. World Day against Child Labour - countries to "go for the goal" and tackle child labour

    10 June 2010

    As the football World Cup in South Africa kicked off, countries throughout Asia-Pacific marked World Day against Child Labour with an urgent appeal to "Go For the goal - end child labour".

  9. ILO launches the second phase of collaborative project to prevent labour and sexual trafficking in China

    17 March 2010

    (ILO Beijing) ILO and the All-China Women Federation (ACWF) have been working in close partnership over the last four years to reduce the trafficking of women and children for labour exploitation. With the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the ILO is proud to launch the second phase of its Project to Prevent Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in China (CP-TING – Phase II) in Beijing on 17 March 2010.


  1. Chinese Government Minister meets ILO Director-General at 98th International Labour Conference in Geneva

    18 June 2009

    Mr. Yin Weimin, Chinese Minister of Human Resources and Social Security met the ILO Director-General Mr Juan Somavia at the 98th ILC in Geneva.

  2. Tackling the impact of the global crisis on employment & promoting decent work : a high-level tripartite meeting to mark the ILO 90th anniversary

    22 April 2009

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2009. To mark this milestone in China, a high-level tripartite gathering, jointly organised by MOHRSS, ACFTU, and CEC, and supported by the ILO.