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.
Kunshan Zhongrong - Prevention, risk assessment are key to families' hopes for seeing loved ones return from work safely
07 August 2014
The ILO has been deeply saddened by the deaths and causalities in a workshop in Kunshan on August 2, 2014.
Achieving Compliance through Strategic Enforcement
29 July 2014
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MoHRSS), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the ILO have jointly reviewed the role of modern labour inspection services in promotion labour law compliance.
SCORE project helps work safety in Sichuan
25 June 2014
The ILO SCORE project provides easy-to-apply preventive tools to small and medium sized enterprises and adopts a training of trainers approach to offer professional and tailored business development services in a sustainable way.
Improving occupational safety and health in SMEs
20 June 2014
The ILO commended China’s efforts in addressing occupational safety and health challenges in SMEs and encouraged China to ratify more relevant standards in the area, including the Promotional Framework for OSH Convention, 2006 (No. 187).
Promoting intercontinental social dialogue between China and Africa
16 May 2014
Chinese and African trade unions hope to build closer cooperation against the backdrop of growing trade and economic exchanges between China and Africa and increasing presence of Chinese companies in Africa.
Ratifying Convention No.29 is a priority
30 April 2014
China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has said the ratification of ILO Convention No.29 concerning forced labour “is the priority among priorities.”
Safety and health, prevention of accidents to be made an everyday management concern
28 April 2014
The ILO commended China’s endeavours in promoting the management system approach of occupational safety and health and encouraged the government to ratify the Promotional Framework for OSH Convention, 2006 (No. 187).
A bigger role for labour inspectors in combatting forced labour
25 April 2014
China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has said labour inspection can play a bigger role in combating forced labour in the country.
Social protection is not a luxury
15 April 2014
Tim De Meyer, Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia, said that social protection is not a luxury and should become a political and economic priority for every country.
ILO sign agreement with the State Administration of Work Safety for implementing SCORE project
08 April 2014
SCORE is an ILO technical cooperation programme that provides practical training and in-factory counselling services to improve productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Integrate young people into the labour force
02 April 2014
A workshop has been held to achieve understanding of the needs on developing and implementing youth employment programmes in China
ILO signs agreement with Consulting and Training Centre of China Enterprise Confederation for implementing SCORE project
01 April 2014
The ILO and the China Enterprise Confederation (CEC) have signed an agreement to build capacity for CEC's Consulting and Training Centre to gradually take the lead on ILO's SCORE training and carry it forward independently after 2016.
ILO-ACTRAV sign agreement with All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU)
27 March 2014
Elimination of forced labour is our bottom line
14 March 2014
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions said "the elimination of forced labour is our bottom line".
Promote social justice and decent work through social dialogue
04 March 2014
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) said it will further strengthen the cooperation with ILO under the framework of south-south cooperation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.