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. © Miguel Schincariol / AFP 2020

    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.

  2. 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.


  1. © T.Aljibe / AFP 2020

    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.

  6. © Gao feng / Imaginechina 2020

    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.

  8. © Marc Veraart 2020

    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.”

  9. © Mehmet Kaman / Anadolu Agency 2020

    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.

  11. ILO calls on G20 leaders to support young people for decent jobs

    28 July 2016

    Participants at this year’s Youth Summit expressed their concerns that youth employment stands out as one of the biggest challenges faced by young people today.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. © Jiri Rezac / Climate Group 2020

    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.

  15. 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”.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. My.Coop training package rolled out in Mongolia

    16 June 2016