JAKARTA (Joint Press Release): The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Indonesia 2012 – 2015 will be launched on Wednesday, 19 September 2012, at the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, Jakarta. The DWCP 2012-15 serves as the mid-term ILO programming framework for the work of ILO in Indonesia with full engagements of Government, workers’ and employers’ organization as the tripartite constituents of the ILO.
The DWCP is taking into account the priorities of Indonesia’s Government, focus on the ILO’s mandate and focus on its tripartite constituents. The ILO is assisting its member States adopt the decent work goals as national objectives. In accordance with national characteristics and possibilities, the ILO combines advocacy, demonstration and technical cooperation in helping countries define and implement Decent Work strategies.
Different from the previous DWCP, The development of the current DWCP involves a series of reviews and consultations among the tripartite partners—Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, National Development Planning Agency, the Indonesian employers’ association (Apindo) and national union confederations (KSBSI, KSPI and KSPSI), to determine the three priority areas as follows:
1. Employment creation for inclusive and sustainable growth;
2. Sound industrial relations in the context of effective employment governance; and
3. Social protection for all.
“The ILO’s mandate is to promote opportunities for all women and men to obtain decent and productive work in condition of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. The DWCP translates the mandate into the ILO contribution in Indonesia towards the national achievement of national development strategies and by closely involving the tripartite constituents as the main actors in the labour and employment related issues,” said Peter van Rooij, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia.
The DWCP will concentrate its special efforts on three provinces, Maluku, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) and East Java, for the purpose of strategic use of available resources. This is in line with the national strategy of Indonesia to make decentralization work by narrowing the development gaps in the regions through policies and programme interventions.
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