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. NHRCM, EU and ILO: Further progress on labour rights in SMEs good for employment quality, export and productivity

    06 December 2017

    With the support of the EU and the ILO, the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (NHRCM) conducted a research study on labour rights in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Mongolia. On 6 December 2017, the NHRCM invites high-level representatives of the government, the ILO and the EU to discuss research findings and recommended actions.

  2. With the support of the EU and the ILO, MONEF launches Ready2Export tool to promote business exports

    04 December 2017

    The Mongolian Employers’ Federation (MONEF) is launching Ready2Export – a tool to help employers export their goods and services abroad by ensuring their business complies with international labour standards.

  3. ILO’s new report notes Chinese progress on social protection

    29 November 2017

    China’s rapidly expanding pension coverage receives special attention as the nation gears up for an increasingly ageing population in the next decades.

  4. ILO and tripartite partners discuss the ratification of Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81)

    24 November 2017

    The main stakeholders in improving workplace compliance and the ratification of Convention 81 are present in a national high-level dialogue.

  5. ILO discusses international labour standards with China - Forced Labour Convention Seminar successfully held in Kunming under EU supported project

    23 November 2017

    Government agencies and representatives of Employers and Workers engaged in discussion on ratification of the ILO Forced Labour Convention 1930 (No. 29) at a seminar in Kunming under EU-supported project

  6. Scaling up SCORE Training in Huzhou-The Mid-term Workshop on Learning and Experience Sharing

    15 November 2017

    Under the strategic partnership with State Administration and Work Safety (SAWS), Huzhou kicked off its SCORE Project in March 2017 and more than 50 enterprises started the SCORE training and factory walk-through improvement consultation. The Huzhou SCORE Project mid-term workshop on learning and experience sharing was organized on 15 Nov. 2017 in Huzhou, Zhejiang Province to promote information sharing and facilitate experience learning.

  7. Leading multinationals highlight importance of social protection

    24 October 2017

    Representatives of more than a dozen multinational enterprises met in Geneva to highlight the importance of investment in social protection floors for growth in emerging markets.

  8. MONEF validated a self-assessment tool kit to boost business compliance with fundamental principles and rights at work

    19 October 2017

    The ILO is supporting the efforts of the Mongolian Employers’ Federation (MONEF) within the framework of the EU-funded project “Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by Strengthened National Capacities to Improve ILS Compliance and Reporting – Mongolia (GSP+ Reporting)” to improve Mongolian businesses’ labour and business practices. In turn, this will enhance their ability to export goods to the EU.

  9. Promoting an open, invigorated and inclusive world economy

    12 September 2017

    The Chinese Government and international organizations, including the ILO, issue joint statement calling for mutually-beneficial economic globalization at the “1+6 Roundtable Meeting” in Beijing.

  10. China trade, investment and projects create 1.8 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

    07 September 2017

    The first research carried out on the impact of economic relations with China on the volume and quality of employment in the region highlights the lack of knowledge on the subject, and sheds light on a relationship that has intensified and is taking on “growing complexity”.

  11. ILO and China discuss reform measures of health insurance payment system

    23 August 2017

    China is strengthening primary health care. Reform of the provider payment mechanism is central to deepening health care reform.

  12. ILO Director-General: BRICS countries play a key role in tackling global world of work challenges

    27 July 2017

    Guy Ryder has renewed the ILO’s commitment to supporting BRICS countries as they address social and economic issues.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. SCORE Getting into the new stage

    31 March 2017

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.