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. Indonesia to strengthen its social dialogue on Decent Work for Sustainable Development

    25 August 2016

    Key Indonesian labour actors representing government agencies, employer as well as worker representatives will gather for two days at the High-Level Tripartite Dialogue in Jakarta from 24-25 August 2016, to further discuss employment policies, industrial relations matters and social protection issues.

  2. Realizing the potentials of youth with disabilities

    23 August 2016

    Around 38 deaf youth under the Indonesian Organization for Deaf (Gerkatin) participated at the two-way training jointly conducted by L’Oreal Indonesia and PT Trans Retail Indonesia at the L’Oreal training academy in Jakarta on 18 August 2016. L’Oreal Indonesia and PT Trans have actively involved in the ILO’s disability business forums

  3. A slow road to end abuse of Indonesia’s domestic workers

    16 August 2016

    Marni Siti* (name has been changed), 22 years old, is just like any other girls. Wearing a red hijab with a black long-sleeve shirt, she calmly revealed a horrific story of being violently abused and imprisoned by her employers for seven years.

  4. ILO-AJI Jakarta to launch media award for the best reportages on the protection of domestic workers

    14 August 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Jakarta’s Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI Jakarta) is launching a Media Award for the Best Reportages on the Protection of Domestic Workers and the Elimination of Child Domestic Labour in Indonesia, today, 14 August 2016, in Jakarta.

  5. Unions intensify cooperation to promote decent work for domestic workers and eliminate child labour

    11 August 2016

  6. Actress Mariana Renata lends her voice in support of HIV testing at work

    12 July 2016

    French Indonesian actress, Mariana Renata, has joined forces with the ILO in promoting voluntary counselling and HIV testing for workers - the VCT@WORK Initiative.

  7. Equal employment opportunity for Indonesia

    13 June 2016

    The provincial EEO Task Force is expected to play an active role in disseminating information related to EEO. The Task Force is also expected to raise the awareness of both workers and employers on the application of non-discrimination and equality at the workplace.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.