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. © ILO / Maillard J. 2017

    Upholding labour protection in fishing sector

    10 May 2017

    Fishing is one of the most challenging, hazardous and high risk occupations. Difficult working and living conditions on board fishing vessels are common in fishing regardless the type of fishing operation or where it is taking place. Compared to those working in other economic sectors, many fishers are only poorly protected by national labour or maritime law.

  2. EU, ILO and Timorese Government sign agro-forestry project worth EUR 12.2 Million

    09 May 2017

    Representatives from the European Union (EU), the ILO and the Timor-Leste Government signed an agreement of € 12.2 million for a rural development project to be developed by 2021 in six municipalities in the country.

  3. Indonesian young worker safety on the job

    02 May 2017

    Young workers should be more aware of the risks and hazards associated with their industry sector, their rights at work when it comes to occupational safety and health (OSH), and should be directly involved in solutions together with employers and the Government, in line with a vision of zero work-related injuries, diseases and deaths.

  4. Building a culture of prevention for Indonesian young workers

    27 April 2017

    To commemorate this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28th of April, the ILO is organizing an interactive discussion in Jakarta on safe work for youth, raising public awareness, particularly on the part of Indonesian young workers themselves. The event will include a radio talkshow on key actions that employers, government authorities, and young workers themselves can take to proactively promote a culture of prevention.

  5. Recognizing the rights of domestic workers through employment contract

    26 April 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has been promoting the use of Standard Contracts for Domestic Work around the world as a concrete and practical means to providing better working conditions to domestic workers as well as recognizing their rights as workers.

  6. Protecting the rights of young workers at work

    24 April 2017

    Young people, particularly first time job seekers, are still often neglected by existing employment strategies, policies and programmes.

  7. Technology, jobs and the future of work in Indonesia

    18 April 2017

    Digital era and technology advancement are changing the fundamental nature of work around the world, including Indonesia. Understanding these shifts can help policy makers, business leaders and workers to move forward.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.