News and press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO office in Jakarta and Timor-Leste. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.


  1. New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters

    11 April 2018

    A new web platform aimed at migrant workers lists user reviews of recruitment agencies. By helping migrants avoid falling for false promises, the website is an important tool to promote fair recruitment.

  2. Introducing ILO's Communication Toolboxes on OSH and Youth in Indonesia

    10 April 2018

    As part of ILO’s celebration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the ILO Youth4OSH project is introducing pilot versions of Communication Toolboxes on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and Youth.

  3. Indonesia urges ASEAN to strengthen cooperation on human trafficking in the maritime sector

    26 March 2018

    Indonesia continue to encourage member States of ASEAN to strengthen a regional collaboration to address issues related to human trafficking and labour exploitation against migrant fishers in fishing industry.

  4. Indonesian performer, Super Emak, to promote decent work for domestic workers

    23 March 2018

    An Indonesian performer, presenter and dangdut artist who is also known as Super Emak (Super Mom in English) was taking part in the ILO’s campaign on the promotion of decent work for domestic workers. Before at least 100 homemakers from the surroundings of South Jakarta, she encouraged them to respect the rights of domestic workers working at their homes.

  5. Aline Adita supports gender equality at work

    23 March 2018

    Aline Adita, an Indonesian TV personality, model and entrepreneur, supported the promotion of gender equality at work.

  6. Promoting rights of domestic workers to women community groups

    19 March 2018

    Around 100 homemakers from women community groups in South Jakarta participated in the interactive screening and informative sessions of the ILO’s ‘We Have the Same Right’ Campaign, aimed to promote decent work for domestic workers.

  7. Time for women to be equal at work through collective agreements

    12 March 2018

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018, five working women representing the government, practitioner, trade union, women’s worker and the ILO interactively discussed discrimination and violence against women at the workplaces and efforts taken towards gender equality.

  8. International Women’s Day 2018: Mainstreaming gender equality at work through collective bargaining agreement

    07 March 2018

    Collective bargaining is a key means that provides the basis for sound and harmonious labour relations. Through effective and equal collective bargaining, both employers and workers can arrive at a collective agreement addressing rights and responsibilities of both parties to ensure industrial peace and productive industries and workplaces.

  9. ILO-Ministry of Manpower of Indonesia team up to improve quality of labour inspection

    06 March 2018

    The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a joint Protocol for Handling of Non-Tolerable Cases (Zero Tolerance Protocol/ZTP) at the Ministry of Manpower office in Jakarta on 5 March 2018.

  10. Promoting labour rights of domestic workers through movies

    20 February 2018

    The ILO conducts an innovative campaign to promote decent work for domestic workers. Through a series of short movies, the ILO organizes a campaign to encourage employers of workers to uphold the rights of domestic workers in their own homes.