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. The Future of Work Initiative: Examining impacts of technology on employment in Indonesia

    17 April 2017

    The national dialogue is aimed to raise the awareness about the Future of Work Initiative as well as to generate a shared understanding of the forces transforming the work of work in Indonesia. The event also provides a venue for participants to exchange experiences and ideas on how to effectively respond and tackle both future employment opportunities and challenges.

  2. Calling for intensified efforts to improve labour law compliance in Indonesia

    07 April 2017

    Indonesian key labour actors have called for intensified and integrated efforts to improve and promote labour law compliance in Indonesia. They have also called for the modernization of the labour inspection function by moving from a traditional approach to a strategic labour compliance approach through the involvement and strengthened collaboration with multi-stakeholders.

  3. Symposium highlights new ways to modernize labour inspections in Indonesia

    03 April 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Indonesia Ministry of Manpower are co-hosting a symposium to promote innovation in labour law compliance. The event, which will take place between 4 to 6 April at the JS Luwansa Hotel in Jakarta, will engage some 100 participants from both the public and private sector to share experiences and ideas for innovative, effective labour inspection.

  4. Launch of the Roads for Development (R4D) Phase 2 and Inauguration of R4D Road in Same of Timor-Leste

    23 March 2017

    The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (MPWTC) launched Phase II of the Government of Timor-Leste’s key programme in the rural roads sector – the Roads for Development Programme (R4D) – in Same, Manufahi. As part of the launch, one of R4D’s rehabilitated core rural roads, the Same-Daisua-Grotu road (length 11.2 km), was inaugurated.


  1. Towards a fair migration for Indonesian migrant workers

    26 December 2016

    Considering millions of Indonesian workers and their families have to travel to countries other than their own to find work, the two-day seminar on “Promoting Decent Work for Indonesian Migrant Workers” concluded with recommendations for Indonesia to apply fair recruitment principles and to promote universal coverage of the social security system for all Indonesian migrant workers.

  2. The Indonesia Business and Disability Network to promote diversity and inclusiveness at the workplace

    20 December 2016

    Indonesia continues to move towards inclusive business with the establishment of the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN) in December 2016.

  3. Promoting financial inclusion for all

    16 December 2016

    The seminar took a closer look at challenges and opportunities in Indonesia to mainstream social performance management (SPM). A full session was dedicated to discussing SPM approaches and practices in Indonesia.

  4. ILO’s Asia Pacific labour conference adopts Bali Declaration

    16 December 2016

    The 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded with a call for governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in the region to do more to promote inclusive growth, social justice and decent work.

  5. Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN) encourages corporations to promote diversity and inclusivity in the workplace

    16 December 2016

    Coinciding with the month of Disability Awareness this December, five companies have agreed to sign a commitment and establish the Indonesia Business & Disability Network (IBDN) that aims at promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.

  6. ILO’s Asia-Pacific labour conference calls for more efforts to achieve equitable economic growth with decent work

    13 December 2016

    The meeting discussed issues affecting employment and the world of work in the Asia, Pacific and Arab States.