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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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".

  7. 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.


  1. The first targeted HIV/AIDS prevention campaign in China featuring migrant workers for their hometown fellows

    25 November 2008

    Some 700,000 people are living with HIV in China, according to the Ministry of Health. Over half of them contracted the virus through sexual activities. The government is increasingly placing great emphasis on protecting rural migrant workers from HIV infection to help prevent HIV from shifting from so-called high-risk populations to the general public.

  2. The ILO highlights the importance of occupational safety & health in China

    19 November 2008

    Over 400 representatives including ILO experts attended the biennial China International Forum on Work Safety, co-hosted by the ILO and China’s State Administration of Work Safety, in Beijing from 17th to 20th November.

  3. Emergency Start and Improve Your Business (E-SIYB) Project: getting people back to work through re-starting and starting businesses

    20 June 2008

    As part of a wider UN response to the earthquake, the ILO focuses on livelihoods recovery, under the broad theme of ‘helping people to get back to work’. Responding to a Government request, the ILO, with financial support by the UK Department for International Development, will provide targeted assistance to re-establishing at least 1,000 destroyed small businesses and setting up 700 new ones for those who lost their jobs.


  1. Young people demand they be consulted in the fight against human trafficking: pledges and high level meetings 'not enough' to prevent trafficking in Southeast Asia

    01 September 2007

    Southeast Asian children and young people exposed to the risks of human trafficking are raising their voices demanding a greater say in national and sub-regional action to prevent the labour and sexual exploitation that result from trafficking.

  2. Chinese children unite to fight trafficking

    01 August 2007

    Chinese children – aged 11 through 17 – have come together to craft the country’s first set of recommendations to combat human trafficking – drafted exclusively by and for young people.


  1. China Employment Forum : China employment forum concludes with focus on decent work for all

    30 April 2004

    China and the ILO adopts a joint statement aimed at forging greater cooperation to create more and better jobs, describing “full and decent employment” as the key to continued development in the world’s most populous country.

  2. China Employment Forum : China forum to address employment, migration issues

    27 April 2004

    The China Employment Forum, implemented together with the ILO, consider strategy for meeting the challenges of globalization addressing employment and migration issues.