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. Recognizing domestic workers as workers in Malang

    14 February 2018

    Domestic workers represent the single largest group of female salaried workers contributing to the households of others in their own country or abroad. To date, the ILO, based on the data from the Statistics-Indonesia (BPS), estimates that there were 4 million domestic workers in Indonesia; of these, around 85 thousands are children under the age of 18 years old.

  2. Promoting decent work for domestic workers in Makassar

    11 February 2018

    Awareness raising is one of the important actions to change the way the public perceive domestic workers. The lLO is launching 'We Have the Same Right"campaign in Makassar, South Sulawesi

  3. Launched, “We have the same right” campaign in Lampung to promote decent work for domestic workers

    09 February 2018

    A campaign to improve the working conditions of domestic workers in Indonesia titled “We Have the Same Right” by reaching out to their employers and the public at large will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Bandar Lampung, on Saturday, 10 February, at Boemi Kedaton XXI, Lampung.

  4. ILO to launch “We have the same right” campaign in three cities

    08 February 2018

    The ‘We Have the Same Right’ Campaign focuses on the employers of domestic workers – encouraging them to uphold the rights of domestic workers in their own homes. The Campaign will be launched in three cities: Lampung, Makassar and Malang.

  5. Milestone attained with take-off of contractor training programme

    29 January 2018

    The ERA Agro-Forestry Project seeks at capacitating 40 contractors, together with central government and municipal officials to construct and supervise rural roads within agro-forestry areas.

  6. Toward stronger occupational safety and health prevention culture in Indonesia

    29 January 2018

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Month, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the National OSH Council (DK3N) is conducting an interactive discussion title “Hazards at the Workplace, the Importance of OSH” as part of the efforts to raise the awareness regarding the importance of OSH at the workplace as a response to recent national OSH incidents.

  7. Realizing decent work for domestic workers in Asia region

    19 January 2018

    Domestic workers organizations, trade unionists and relevant representatives from 11 Asian countries will attend the three-day Regional Meeting, aimed to share good and promising practices, examine lessons learned and develop future activities in realizing decent work for domestic workers and eradicating child domestic labour in the region.


  1. Indonesia needs a second wave of structural transformation to secure jobs in light of technological changes, says new ILO report

    14 December 2017

    Indonesia has maintained a steady growth momentum. Unemployment rate is falling, but many people are still engaged in low-productivity employment. In addition, like several emerging and industrialized economies, Indonesia is confronted by technological advancements which are likely to shape the economy and jobs of the future.

  2. Launch of SEA Fisheries Project: Strengthening coordination to combat labour exploitation and trafficking in fisheries

    30 November 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched the SEA Fisheries project to combat human trafficking in fisheries in Southeast Asia.

  3. ILO: Timor-Leste’s social protection is a good example for developing countries

    30 November 2017

    55 per cent of the world population do not have any social protection. Timor-Leste shows it is possible to offer substantial protection to citizens even in developing countries.