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Indonesia to examine its progress towards achieving decent work

The promotion of decent work is defined as “productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity”. The 2008 ILO Declaration on Social Justice and a Fair Globalization reaffirmed the commitment of Member States to promote decent work based on the four equally important strategic objectives: (1) promoting employment; (2) developing and enhancing measures of social protection; (3) promoting social dialogue and tripartism; and (4) respecting, promoting and realizing the fundamental principles and rights at work.

Press release | 24 June 2011

JAKARTA (ILO News): The promotion of decent work is defined as “productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity”. The 2008 ILO Declaration on Social Justice and a Fair Globalization reaffirmed the commitment of Member States to promote decent work based on the four equally important strategic objectives: (1) promoting employment; (2) developing and enhancing measures of social protection; (3) promoting social dialogue and tripartism; and (4) respecting, promoting and realizing the fundamental principles and rights at work.

To monitor and assess progress towards decent work at the country-level, the ILO will conduct a Tripartite Validation Workshop of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Profile on Monday and Tuesday, 27 – 28 June, at the Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta. The workshop will be opened by Julian Wilson, Head of the European Union Delegation and Peter van Rooij, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia.

The workshop will be conducted by the ILO through its Monitoring and Assessing Progress on Decent Work (MAP) project. Funded by the European Union, the Project started in 2009 and continues until the year of 2012. Working together with Government agencies, workers’ and employers’ organizations and research institutions, the Project aims to strengthen the capacity of developing and transition countries to self-monitor and self-assess progress towards decent work. Indonesia is one of the ten countries globally implementing the MAP project.

The aim of the workshop is to review the draft Decent Work Country Profile of Indonesia, which was developed at the request of the national tripartite constituents, to assess the strength of the Profile and its possible use as an advocacy tool for policies and programmes. The workshop also provides a tripartite forum for dialogue to point the way forward in terms of future policy implications in defining the decent work country priorities for national constituents.

Peter van Rooij, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia, said that monitoring and assessing progress towards decent work at the country-level is an important task of the ILO and its constituents. “Finding ways to ensure the consensus among the tripartite constituents on the decent work priorities of Indonesia has also been a fundamental objective of the ILO as means to place decent work central in Indonesia’s policies and programmes and to promote decent work for all,” he said.

Illustrating decent work trends in Indonesia, the Profile covers 11 thematic areas of decent work, draws on relevant statistics and presents important aspects of the legal framework for decent work. The objective of the Indonesian Profile is to take stock of the progress made in Indonesia since 1996, identify remaining challenges as well as policies required to address them.

The workshop targets policy makers from Government ministries, particularly the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration and the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and other technical ministries. The workshop also involves representatives from employers’ and workers’ organizations, statisticians from Statistics Indonesia (BPS) and international organizations.

For further information please contact:

Diah Widarti
National Project Officer of the ILO’s MAP Project
Tel.: +6221 391 3112 ext. 129
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Gita Lingga
Media Relation Officer
Tel.: +6221 391 39112 ext. 115
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Tags: decent work, employment policy

Regions and countries covered: Indonesia

Unit responsible: ILO Country Office for Indonesia

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