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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. ILO-ACTRAV sign agreement with All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU)

    27 March 2014

  7. 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".

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.


  1. Beijing: Seminar on Precarious Work

    10 December 2011

    The Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), together with the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) and the ILO County Office for China and Mongolia in Beijing, held a joint seminar on Precarious Work in Beijing from 9 to 10 December 2011.

  2. Colombo: Sub Regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity in order to Achieve Decent Work

    19 October 2011

  3. China: International Seminar on Collective Bargaining at Branch/Sector Level

    26 August 2011

  4. Joint Meeting of the ITUC and the All-China Federation of Trade Unions

    25 March 2011


  1. New ILO migration project to improve migrant workers' conditions in South-East Asia

    17 December 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching a new project in South-East Asia to improve the governance of cross-border labour migration.

  2. ILO to launch new Global Report on Wage Trends during the crisis

    06 December 2010

    The International Labour Office (ILO) is to launch the second edition of its Global Wage Report which provides a global analysis of wage trends during the crisis using the latest world, regional and country-level estimates.

  3. 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.