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. ILO Global Business and Disability Network opens its China Chapter

    31 July 2018

    Through the sharing of experiences and best practices, the Network gathers knowledge and expertise that is disseminated among its members.

  2. © Dominic Chavez / World Bank 2023

    ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis

    28 June 2018

    New ILO report highlights inadequate policy responses to the rising demand and quantifies the extent of the care burden on women.

  3. Decent work in global supply chains: MoU signed between China and the ILO

    25 May 2018

    The global supply chain is a universal way of organizing investment, production and trade in the world economy. The ILO-China cooperation on promoting decent work in global supply chains will focus on ensuring compliance and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of workers.

  4. Mongolia celebrates 50th anniversary as ILO member State

    24 May 2018

    Today marks 50 years since Mongolia became a member of the International Labour Organization.

  5. EU/ILO/Mongolia Project on “Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by Strengthened National Capacities to Improve ILS Compliance and Reporting-Mongolia Phase 2 (GSP+3)” kicked off

    22 May 2018

    Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia (ILO News) – The ILO, government agencies, Mongolian Employers’ Federation (MONEF), Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions (CMTU) and labour right advocates gathered today to discuss their joint action on forced labour, child labour and trafficking in persons for labour exploitation.

  6. Ms Claire Courteille-Mulder, Director for ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia has presented her credentials to Ms Battsetseg Batmunkh, Deputy Minsiter for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.

    22 May 2018

  7. SCORE Project Scalling up in Zhejiang Province

    17 May 2018

    The ILO, the National Centre for International Cooperation in Work Safety (NCICS), and Zhejiang Administration of Work Safety (Zhejiang AWS), jointly launched a pilot training project in Zhejiang Ningbo on 17 May 2018. The project forms part of the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (ILO SCORE) Programme.

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    Promoting responsible supply chains in Asia

    22 March 2018

    A new joint action by the European Union, the ILO and the OECD on responsible supply chains will promote corporate social responsibility (CSR)/responsible business conduct (RBC) with regard to decent work, environmental sustainability and respect for human rights.


  1. SCORE Mid-Term Review (MTR) Workshop in Beijing Fangshan Successfully Accomplished

    19 December 2017

    The MTR workshop reviewed SCORE progress in Fangshan after completing SCORE Training on Module One-Workplace Cooperation and called on pushing forward SCORE Training on Module Five- Safety and Health at Work in next stage.

  2. China prepares for ratification of more international labour conventions

    12 December 2017

    ILO and its tripartite constituents make joint efforts to strengthen social security and maternity protection, benchmarking on international labour standards.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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”.