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. What’s next after Indonesia’s new disability law: disability management in the workplace

    30 April 2016

    Indonesia recently celebrated the birth of the country’s new disability law with the enactment of Law No. 8/2016 on Persons with Disabilities on 18 April 2016. The Law marks a significant movement – if not historical – in shifting national’s perspective towards persons with disabilities from social-based to human rights-based approach.

  2. Promoting OSH culture in domestic work

    29 April 2016

    Most people may think that home is the safest place, but in fact there are many hazards and risks posed by domestic environment. These hazards and risks include, among others, case of fire, food poisoning, chemical substances, accidents and so forth.

  3. Nurturing OSH experts, fostering safe and healthy workplace

    28 April 2016

    The ILO in 2015 estimates that one accident case occurs at workplace for every 100,000 workers each day in Indonesia. Meanwhile, the Indonesian Social Security Providers (BPJS) reported that 50.089 occupational accidents cases were registered in 2015 alone. This shows that occupational safety and health (OSH) remains a major concern in the country.

  4. Towards a stress-free working environment

    27 April 2016

    Today, many workers are facing greater pressure to meet the demands of modern working life. Psychosocial risks such as increased competition, higher expectations on performance and longer working hours are contributing to the workplace becoming an ever more stressful environment.

  5. Promoting safer and healthier workplaces in Indonesia

    27 April 2016

    Every year on the 28th of April, the ILO has observed the World Day for Safety and Health at Work since 2003. This special reporting highlights initiatives taken by the ILO in Indonesia in promoting safer and healthier workplaces.

  6. Moving towards inclusive businesses in Indonesia

    23 March 2016

    Employing disabled people could have a positive impact on employee morale, bring diversity to the company, raise the quality of services to customers from disabled people and also increase productivity as disabled people tend to be more diligent than non-disabled people, concluded by the one-day Inclusive Business Forum held in Jakarta on 22 March.

  7. Disability Business Forum: Indonesian companies to move towards disability inclusion

    22 March 2016

    In the midst of discrimination issues against people with disabilities, enterprises have realized that disability inclusion makes good business sense. Top enterprises have found people with disabilities as untapped human resources. Many of these companies are learning that people with disabilities are productive and that they bring many benefits to the workplace.

  8. ILO Conference sets agenda for inclusive growth through decent work and social dialogue in Indonesia

    19 February 2016

    Participants to the high-level meeting agreed on developing an Indonesian Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals toward Decent Work for All.

  9. Indonesia committed to achieve decent work for sustainable development

    17 February 2016

    “This Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) conference is significant for Indonesia as the country is committed to realize decent work for all,” stated the Manpower Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, M. Hanif Dhakiri, in his keynote remarks when officially opened the SDGs Conference in Jakarta.

  10. Indonesia to discuss Decent Work for Sustainable Development

    16 February 2016

    Key Indonesian labour actors representing government agencies, employer as well as worker representatives gather in Jakarta on Wednesday, 17 February 2016, to examine employment policies, review lessons learned and adopt policy recommendations on decent work and sustainable development.