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. The ITCILO invites youth to the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022

    04 July 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022 – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  2. ILO supports inclusion of musculoskeletal disorders into the list of occupational diseases in China

    16 June 2022

    ILO and its Chinese partners join hands to address key issues and obstacles of expansion of the national list of occupational diseases.

  3. Chinese celebrity actor, in collaboration with the ILO, campaigns for the prevention of pneumoconiosis

    28 April 2022

    The ILO has collaborated with Wang Baoqiang, an A-lister actor in Chinese movies and TV series, in producing a series of video clips to raise the attention of workers, employers and the society to workplace dust hazards and prevention of pneumoconiosis.


  1. Seminar on digital transformation of social insurance in China organized online

    16 December 2021

  2. Final Workshop on Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning plus Project Conclusion Meeting successfully held online

    15 December 2021

    During 9 and 10 December, the ILO project ‘Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning in China’ successfully organized the Final Workshop on Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning plus Project Conclusion Meeting online under the circumstance of the COVID-19. Around 160 participants attended the Workshop to enhance their understanding of core skills, green skill development and training of professional apprenticeship trainers. Participants from the government, sectors, enterprises and TVET institutions also shared key takeaways from project piloting and outlooks in the next phase during the Project Conclusion Meeting.

  3. The ILO and China reaffirm the strategic South-South Cooperation partnership in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

    01 December 2021

  4. Free from violence and harassment for a harmonious workplace, society and common prosperity

    30 November 2021

    ILO Country Office Director Dr. Changhee Lee delivered a video speech on the occasion of 16 Days campaign 2021 to call for a workplace free from violence and harassment

  5. Awareness, coordination and commitment to make responsible business conduct a ‘core’ business strategy in China

    27 November 2021

    An RSCA outreach activity to supply chain and business students in China is raising the profile of CSR in a vital market.

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    ILO research highlights massive COVID-19 impact on tourism employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 November 2021

    Asia–Pacific tourism industry left reeling from job losses, deterioration in work quality and shifts towards increased informality.

  7. Building synergy in disaster risk reduction and emergency response, promoting decent work and inclusive livelihoods

    03 November 2021

  8. COVID crisis shows critical role of responsible business conduct

    20 October 2021

    A forum in China discusses good practices; lessons learned, and policy options to promote RBC in global supply chains.

  9. Social Protection Diagnostic Review and Financing Strategy Study for Mongolia

    19 October 2021

    ILO-led UN Joint Programme “Extending Social Protection to Herders with Enhanced Shock Responsiveness” begins its flagship study, Social Protection Diagnostic Review.

  10. Seminar on Employment-first Strategy and Sustainable Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis successfully held in Changchun

    18 October 2021

    The ILO and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China successfully co-organized Seminar on Employment-first Strategy and Sustainable Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis in Changchun, Jilin province on 15 October 2021.

  11. ILO-CEC Workshop on “Belt and Road” International Cooperation and International Labour Standards

    13 October 2021

  12. A game changer for safe and fair recruitment of domestic workers

    11 October 2021

    ILO launches the Hiring Challenge, a new online game designed to improve understanding of what’s needed for fair and safe recruitment of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong, China.

  13. Promoting safety and health in agriculture and contributing to China’s Rural Vitalization Strategy

    27 September 2021

    ILO and its partners promote occupational safety and health of agricultural workers in Guizhou Province

  14. ILO-MOHRSS Workshop on Responsible Labour Practices for Enterprises in Supply Chains

    04 August 2021

    Business leaders in China are introduced to critical concepts in responsible business conduct in Shandong Province

  15. Capacity Building Workshops on Quality Apprenticeship successfully held in Daqing Oilfield

    21 July 2021

    During 12 to 13 July, the ILO project ‘Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning in China’ successfully held Capacity Building Workshops on Quality Apprenticeship in Daqing Oilfield, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Over 120 participants attended the workshops to exchange good practices of quality apprenticeship and to explore the future development of lifelong vocational training in China.

  16. ILO welcomes BRICS Ministers' support for human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    15 July 2021

    The ILO’s Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, adopted by the membership at the International Labour Conference in June, has been endorsed by the Labour and Employment Ministers of the five BRICS economies.

  17. Expert webinar to discuss prevention and compensation of “new” types of occupational diseases

    08 July 2021

    ILO and National Health Commission convened Chinese and international experts to discuss technical standards on diagnosing and recognizing work-related diseases.