News and articles


  1. Press release

    Eight countries meet in Jakarta to exchange experiences on how to increase youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    24 January 2011,

    Representatives of governments, workers, employers and specialists from eight countries in Asia and the Pacific are meeting in Jakarta from 25 – 28 January to discuss ways to increase youth employment in the region.

  2. Press release

    ILO to launch annual report on Global Employment Trends 2011

    19 January 2011, BANGKOK

    BANGKOK (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization is to issue its annual report, “Global Employment Trends: The challenge of a jobs recovery”, on Tuesday 25 January 2011.

  3. Press release

    ILO-Bappeda Kupang to identify constraints to employment growth in NTT

    14 January 2011,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Provincial Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) will organize a training workshop on employment diagnostic analysis from 18 – 20 January 2011 at Kristal Hotel, Kupang, NTT. The workshop is aimed to build capacity in employment diagnostic analysis among policymakers, social partners and academia on employment as part of the efforts to boost employment growth in NTT.

  4. News

    Viet Nam acknowledges ILO contribution on occupational safety and health

    14 January 2011,

    Viet Nam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) honoured the ILO officials - Mr. Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health from the Decent Work Team for Asia and the Pacific and Mr. Nguyen Hoang Ha, Senior Programme Officer from ILO Country Office for Viet Nam.

  5. News

    One UN funded project in Quang Nam receives provincial awards

    14 January 2011,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) under One UN Viet Nam was chosen by the Provincial Peoples Committee to receive two awards for contribution to the socio-economic development of the Quang Nam province in 2010.

  6. Press release

    ILO – Ministry of Manpower examine workplace cooperation in small and medium enterprises to boost productivity and competitiveness

    10 January 2011,

    Being more vulnerable to external shocks, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia have been finding it difficult to sustain operations due to the global crisis. To further assist SMEs to be more productive, competitive and sustainable, the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration will organize an impact assessment workshop on Tuesday, 11 January, at the Tripartite Room, Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration.


  1. Press release

    International Migrants Day 2010: A stronger commitment for the protection of Indonesian migrant workers

    17 December 2010,

    Approximately 700,000 documented Indonesian migrant workers go overseas each year to seek better income opportunities in the Middle East, South East Asia and East Asia. Of these documented migrant workers, approximately 80 percent are women working as domestic workers abroad. In total based on the data from BNP2TKI in 2008, approximately 4,3 million documented Indonesian migrant workers are currently working overseas.

  2. Press release

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

    17 December 2010, BANGKOK

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

  3. News

    ILO Tripartite Review Meeting (TPR)

    16 December 2010,

    A Tripartite Decent Work Country Programme Review Meeting with ILO constituents took place on Thursday, 16 December 2010

  4. Press release

    Indonesia to participate in the ILO’s Green Jobs Project in Asia

    15 December 2010,

    Climate change is an issue of high priority for Indonesia. Like many other countries in Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia has also voluntarily committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions or carbon intensity per unit of GDP by 2020. Indonesia is committed to reducing its GHG emission to 26 per cent – and 41 per cent by 2020 from its Business As Usual in 2005 in case of international assistance. In addition, the Government of Indonesia introduced the Indonesia Climate Change Sectoral with the aim to mainstream climate change in the Indonesian national mid-term development plan.