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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.

2014

  1. World Day against Child Labour: Indonesia to mark the World Day with focus on social protection

    23 June 2014

    This year’s World Day against Child Labour is marked by a focus on the important role of social protection in ending child labour. Taking the theme: “Extend Social Protection to Combat Child Labour”, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with Yayasan Sekar, is organising an event on Monday, 23 June 2014, at the educational shelter of Penjaringan, Jakarta to increase awareness on the existence of the social protection programmes and call for extension and improvement of efforts to fight and combat child labour in Indonesia.

  2. The launch of SCORE programme phase II: Indonesia commits to assist SMEs be more productive and competitive

    26 May 2014

    Small medium enterprises (SMEs) are one of the economic pillars of Indonesia. In 2012, SMEs have contributed 57.4 per cent to the Gross National Product and also play a great role in tackling unemployment by employing 107.6 million of workers (data from the Ministry of Cooperative and SMEs). Considering the strategic role of SMEs in the Indonesian economy, it is important to improve the productivity and competitiveness of SMEs.

  3. Inauguration of the Mahata-Kusi road

    19 May 2014

    H. E. the President Taun Matan Ruak and H.E. the Ambassador of Australia, Mr. Peter Doyle, will officially inaugurate on 22nd May 2014 at 2 pm the Mahata-Kusi road in Mahata Sub-District, Oecusse. The road has been rehabilitated by the Ministry of Public Works’ Roads for Development Program (R4D) in the period May 2013 – April 2014.

  4. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2014: Promoting a safety culture in Indonesian small and medium enterprises

    28 April 2014

    Employing more than 95 per cent of the world’s working population, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main source of employment in developing countries, including Indonesia. In Indonesia, SMEs have also become a significant support to the sustainable development of the economy and important channel to absorb surplus labour. In fact, more than 60 per cent of the labour force is employed in SMEs.

2013

  1. Reinforcing the role of decent work in equitable growth a core priority, Says New ILO Report

    17 December 2013

    The report, Labour and Social Trends in Indonesia 2013: Reinforcing the role of decent work in equitable growth, highlights that Indonesia has faced adjustments in its macroeconomic indicators in 2013, and these adjustments have been reflected in a decline in the employment situation. While there has been progress on selected indicators, such as educational attainment and formal employment, challenges remain, particularly on labour productivity, access to social protection and wages.

  2. ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch disability video in Semarang: SAME - Spaces, Opportunities and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities

    16 December 2013

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with Kampung Halaman Foundation (YKH), will organize a series of campaign activities titled “SAME: Spaces, Opportunities and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities”. The Semarang launch will be marked the final launch of the video diaries after the Jakarta launch on 5 December, Surabaya launch on 9 December, and Yogyakarta on 11 December.

  3. ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch disability video in Yogyakarta: SAME - Spaces, Opportunities and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities

    09 December 2013

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with Kampung Halaman Foundation (YKH), will organize a series of campaign activities titled “SAME: Spaces, Opportunities and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities”. The production of these participatory videos have involved 19 participants with vision, hearing and physical disabilities. They have involved in the intensive workshops for one month in October.

  4. ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch disability video in Surabaya: SAME - Spaces, Opportunities and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities

    06 December 2013

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with Kampung Halaman Foundation (YKH), will organize a series of campaign activities titled “SAME: Spaces, Opportunities and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities”. This campaign will use a participatory video in the format of video diaries on access to employment and public facilities for persons with disabilities.

  5. ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch disability video: SAME - Spaces, Opportunities and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities

    02 December 2013

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with Kampung Halaman Foundation (YKH), will organize a series of campaign activities titled “SAME: Spaces, Opportunities and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities”. The first of its kind, these videos are produced by persons with disabilities themselves in Jakarta featuring two important rights of persons with disabilities: rights to decent employment and public facilities.

  6. Indonesia Employment Forum 2013: Key actors of job creation and ILO to address employment issues for future inclusive growth

    11 November 2013

    To promote integrated policies and programs to create inclusive growth and quality jobs is a concern for all in Indonesia. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is engaging in a series of employment related discussion and dialogue at the two-day Indonesia Employment Forum 2013.

  7. ILO to share lessons on alternative green livelihoods in Central Kalimantan

    19 September 2013

    The Island of Kalimantan, particularly Central Kalimantan, is home to unique ecological systems that include tropical peat swamp forest. However, due to land degradation, some local communities in the Ex-Mega-Rive Project (EMRP) area of Central Kalimantan practice illegal mining and timber logging activities in order to gain sufficient income. These activities, as a result, have negatively impacted their well-being and the environment through forest deforestation and degradation.

  8. Meeting to examine measures to protect migrant fishers in the ASEAN region

    13 September 2013

    International standards on work in fishing, national policies, legislative frameworks, experiences and good practices on the protection of migrant fishers is the focus of a meeting among ASEAN Member States being held 12-13 September in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

  9. ILO to promote food security and sustainable livelihoods in Kupang

    06 September 2013

    Food insecurity is one of the most significant development constraints in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province of Indonesia. Food availability is significantly impacted by severe agro-climatic conditions and seasonality. Although the Government of NTT has been promoting agricultural production and has adopted protection measures for its farmers, the growth rate of the agriculture sector has still remained the lowest compared with trade and services.

  10. New Zealand supports Secretary of State of Timor-Leste for the Support and Promotion of the Private Sector through the ILO’s Business Opportunities and Support Services Project

    23 August 2013

    The Ambassador of New Zealand H.E. Tony Fautua and the Secretary of State for the Support and Promotion of the Private Sector H.E. Veneranda Lemos, and Ms. Michiko Miyamoto, Deputy Director of the International labour Organisation (ILO) Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste today signed an agreement for New Zealand contribution of 3.9 million US Dollars to the Business Opportunities and Support Services Project (BOSS) Project, implemented by the (ILO) and the Instituto de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Empresarial (IADE).

  11. Garment factory managers find significant benefits from improved social dialogue in the workplace

    22 July 2013

    In order to improve compliance with labour standards and promote competitiveness in global supply chains, the ILO-Better Work Indonesia Programme has been supporting many garment enterprises in Indonesia in implementing the ILO core international labour standards and national labour law.

  12. Australia and ILO announce new programme of training support to Secretariat of State for Vocational Training and Employment (SEPFOPE) of Timor-Leste

    16 July 2013

    Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste Miles Armitage, and Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment Policy, Ilidio Ximenes, today (16/7) formally launched a new program of support to the skills and training sector.

  13. ILO and EU launch report on trade impact on jobs in Indonesia

    04 July 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of the European Union (EU) has today launched a report, examining issues related to trade and employment in Indonesia. The report underlined that the impact of trade on employment in Indonesia presents potential opportunities but could also be a concern for the country.

  14. World Day Against Child Labour 2013: Child domestic workers to present “The Broken Pearl behind the Mop”

    17 June 2013

    The ILO estimates that there are 2.6 million domestic workers in Indonesia, of which 26 per cent are children under the age of 18 years old. The great majority of domestic workers are female, around 90 per cent, with low educational levels mainly coming from poor families in rural communities.

  15. World Day Against Child Labour 2013: One hour campaign against child labour in 262 junior high schools in Sukabumi

    12 June 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with Sukabumi Education Office (Dinas Pendidikan Sukabumi), are conducting an hour campaign on child labour in 262 junior high schools across Sukabumi District on Wednesday, 12 June 2013, from 10.00am to 11.00am.

  16. World Day Against Child Labour 2013: Say no to child labour in domestic work in Surabaya

    10 June 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Indonesia, in collaboration with Society and Development Review Institution (LPKP) and four relevant local partners (Samitra Abhaya Kelompok Perempuan Pro Demokrasi (SA-KPPD), Child Protection Board (LPA) of East Java, Indonesian Women Commission for Justice and Democracy of East Java, and Embun Foundation), will join with governments, employers’ organizations, NGOs, and other key constituents, including child labourers, in organizing a provincial action against child domestic workers on Wednesday, 12 June 2013, from 15.00 – 17.00, at Taman Bungkul Surabaya, East Java.

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