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-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.

  2. © Marc Veraart 2024

    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.”

  3. © Mehmet Kaman / Anadolu Agency 2024

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. © Jiri Rezac / Climate Group 2024

    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.

  9. 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”.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. My.Coop training package rolled out in Mongolia

    16 June 2016

  13. Promote positive images of persons with disabilities and stimulate a climate of non-discrimination and inclusion through media reporting

    10 June 2016

    Are persons with disabilities burden of the society? How do they want to be treated? What expressions are acceptable in news reports on disability? Do the media reflect their actual needs? Do people have the right to make decisions for persons with disabilities without their participation? These were among the questions discussed during a two-day seminar on Media and Disability Advocacy.

  14. © Metin Aktas / Anadolu Agency 2024

    Poverty goal of 2030 Agenda at risk without decent work

    18 May 2016

    After a period of significant gains the pace of poverty reduction is threatened by a lack of decent jobs.

  15. © John Isaac / World Bank 2024

    ILO: Large gender gaps remain across broad spectrum of global labour market

    08 March 2016

    New ILO report highlights the enormous challenges women continue to face in finding and keeping decent jobs around the world.

  16. ILO World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) – Trends 2016

    20 January 2016

    Despite falling unemployment levels in some developed economies, new analysis shows the global job crisis is not likely to end, especially in emerging economies.


  1. Mongolia ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    16 December 2015

    Mongolia is the 69th ILO member State to ratify the Convention.

  2. ILO signed a cooperation agreement with Renmin University

    03 December 2015

    In a recent UN-wide Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, ILO will take the lead to scale up action on youth employment for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  3. The People’s Republic of China ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    16 November 2015

    China is the 68th ILO member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.

  4. The People’s Republic of China ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    12 November 2015

    China is the 68th ILO member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.