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. A journey to child labour free in supply chains

    10 June 2016

    Manipulating the age or borrowing another person’s diploma is not a secret for underage applicants who work in garment factories. They have to work to support their families although they have to face the harsh reality that as child labourers they do not have time to play, to go to school or to be a child.

  2. Tackling child labour in supply chains in Indonesia

    07 June 2016

    This year’s World Day against Child Labour is marked by a focus on child labour and supply chains. Taking the theme: “End Child Labour in Supply Chains”, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Jakarta, is organising an event on Wednesday, 8 June 2016, at @America, Jakarta, to increase awareness on the existence of the child labour in both production of goods and services for domestic markets and exports.

  3. Launch of the Timor-Leste Decent Work Country Programme 2016-2020

    31 May 2016

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Timor-Leste 2016-2020 will be launched on Tuesday, 31 May 2016, at Timor Hotel, Dili, Timor-Leste. The DWCP 2016-2020 serves as a framework to support Government of Timor-Leste to achieve its National Strategic Development Plan (SDP) 2011-2030.

  4. Building business networking for cattle farmers in East Nusa Tenggara

    18 May 2016

    As part of the efforts to promote food security and sustainable livelihoods of small-scale producers as well as agricultural workers and their families in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), the International Labour Organization (ILO) will organize a business forum for local cattle farmers titled “Building Business Networking for Cattle Farmers” in Kupang District, Kupang, NTT, on 18 May 2016.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Equal employment opportunity for Indonesia

    21 April 2016

    As part of the efforts to better implement the ILO Conventions Nos. 100 on Equal Remuneration on and 111 on Discrimination (Employment and Occupation), the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has been actively conducted advocacy activities at the provincial level across Indonesia.