News and articles


  1. Press release

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Preventing occupational accidents through OSH risk management

    26 April 2011,

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) issues are not only the concerns of workers but also the employers. Globally, according to ILO data, an estimated 337 million workplace accidents and 2.3 million deaths occur every year. In addition, the data of the State-owned Enterprise for Workers’ Social Insurance (Jamsostek) revealed that around 0.7 per cent of Indonesian workers have experienced occupational accidents that have caused national financial losses of Rp 50 trillion.

  2. Press release

    ILO and ADB to issue joint report on situation of working women in Asia

    25 April 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    A new report on how women are faring in the world of work will be issued by the ILO and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday 29 April, in the run-up to Labour Day on May 1.

  3. Press release

    Economic growth alone is no guarantee for job-rich and inclusive growth, says new ILO report

    14 April 2011,

    Despite the negative impact of the global financial crisis felt across the region, Indonesia maintained positive economic growth both in 2009 and 2010. The Indonesian Economy is forecasted to grow annually at over 6 per cent in the coming years. This accelerating growth alone is not panacea for various labour market challenges, a new report by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Office for Indonesia says.

  4. Press release

    ILO welcomes Indonesian Jobs Pact

    13 April 2011,

    The International Labour Organization welcomed the signing of the Indonesian Jobs Pact designed to bring the benefits of economic growth to every citizen through the creation of decent and productive employment, making the Indonesian economy regionally competitive, while supporting the national policy goals.

  5. Press release

    ILO-Bappeda to identify constraints to employment growth in Maluku

    08 April 2011,

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Provincial Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in Maluku will organize a training workshop on employment diagnostic analysis from 11 – 13 April 2011 at the Swiss-Bel Hotel, Ambon, Maluku. The workshop is aimed to identify the main challenges and opportunities for increasing productive employment in Maluku and to build capacity in employment diagnostic analysis among policymakers, social partners and academia as part of the efforts to boost employment growth in Maluku.

  6. Climate change adaptation

    Climate Change Adaptation Demonstration Project (CCAP)

    07 April 2011,

    Agusan del Norte is now among the few provinces in the Philippines well-equipped for Climate Information Monitoring and Early Warning.

  7. Press release

    ILO launches book on the causes, consequences and policy responses to the Great Recession of 2008-09

    07 April 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO is launching a book analysing the causes and consequences of the global economic and jobs crises and offering policy responses for both developing and developed countries.

  8. Press release

    Indonesia hosting an exchange of experiences of seven countries on how to boost productivity and competitiveness of small medium-enterprises

    01 April 2011,

    Employing more than 95 per cent of the world’s working population, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main source of employment in developing countries, including Indonesia, but many of these have been severely affected by the global economic crisis. In Indonesia, for example, more than 60 per cent of the labour force, is employed in SMEs. And, most Indonesian SMEs are vulnerable to external shocks and have been finding it difficult to sustain operations due to the global crisis.

  9. Press release

    Building the commitment to reach a future without child labour in Jember, East Java

    31 March 2011,

    Child labour is found in almost every district in Indonesia, including in Jember, East Java where child labour can be found in various sectors such as in agriculture, including plantations, as domestic workers and in (other parts of) the informal economy such as street children. In addition, with a high rate of migration, Jember district is also vulnerable to child trafficking.

  10. Press release

    8 countries to discuss improving education, training for persons with disabilities

    28 March 2011, BANGKOK

    BANGKOK (ILO News) - Representatives from eight Asian countries will attend a Bangkok conference focusing on opening up educational and training opportunities to persons with disabilities.