News and articles


  1. Press release

    ILO – MoNE Team up on Training for Jobs

    10 December 2010,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) will hold a five-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on 4 in 1 Training Handbook from 13 – 17 December 2010 in Balai Pengembangan Pendidikan Non Formal dan Informal (BPPNFI) Regional V in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

  2. Press release

    The First Job Fair and Entrepreneur Expo: A peaceful Aceh starts with decent work

    30 November 2010,

    The first Job Fair and Entrepreneur Expo was organized in Banda Aceh on November 24-26, 2010. More than 2,000 jobs were offered by 35 small and large companies in this job fair, including banks, airline companies, mining, electrical power, etc. 35 micro enterprises also participated in the entrepreneur expo showing their products and sharing their success stories.

  3. Press release

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

    30 November 2010,

    BANGKOK (ILO News) – The 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.

  4. Press release

    Important, the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

    23 November 2010,

    Prevention of harassment in the workplace is both an international and national concern. It is internationally agreed that sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and is recognized as a violation of human rights. Sexual harassment at work can happen to any worker at any workplace—offices, factories, plantations and farms, small and large enterprises.

  5. G20 Summit

    G20 urged to implement commitment to jobs, social protection

    12 November 2010,

    Amidst widespread concern about the slow recovery in employment, Mr. Juan Somavia, Director-General of the ILO, urged the G20 Leaders to implement their commitment to the central role of social protection and decent work in global recovery.

  6. Press release

    ILO report sees “volatile and uneven recovery” across economic sectors in 2010

    10 November 2010, BANGKOK

    GENEVA (ILO News)– The ILO’s Sectoral Activities Department has released new data showing that employment is recovering unevenly across sectors in the first half of 2010 and will continue to do so over the remainder of the year.

  7. G20 Summit in Seoul (11-12 November 2010)

    Amid mixed employment data for 2010, ILO urges G20 to intensify focus on jobs

    08 November 2010,

    Amid a “fragile labour market” marked by persistent high unemployment, “slack” jobs growth and declining wages, the International Labour Office urged the Group of 20 to intensify its focus on “productive employment and job-intensive growth policies” at its upcoming summit in Seoul. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia is expected to attend the meeting.

  8. Press release

    ILO – West Java team up to promote entrepreneurship for transportation workers and their families

    01 November 2010,

    Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia, Mr Peter van Rooij, conducted an informal meeting with the Governor of West Java, Mr Ahmad Heryawan, on 28 October 2010 in the Pakuan State-owned Building, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.The meeting discussed possible joint programmes and activities to promote entrepreneurship in West Java.

  9. Press release

    Pacific Island Countries explore ratification of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention

    27 October 2010,

    The ILO Workshop on Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, is held on 27-29 October 2010.

  10. Press release

    ILO supports the establishment of Indonesian Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Association (ISA)

    22 October 2010,

    Providing a quality entrepreneurship education and training is a challenge for most countries in the world. In Indonesia, the Government is emphasizing the importance of entrepreneurship education and training as stipulated in the Medium Term Development Planning. In order to support the development of entrepreneurship training in Indonesia, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has created and supported a network of entrepreneurship training through Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) programme.