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. Trade unions to promote decent work for domestic workers and elimination of child domestic labor

    15 December 2014

    Key trade unions representatives from 11 countries will gather at the Regional Trade Union Workshop in Yogyakarta, to discuss innovative ways to reduce child domestic labor through the promotion of decent work for domestic workers.

  2. Decent work high on ILO Director-General’s agenda in Timor-Leste

    15 December 2014

    Guy Ryder to address major decent work issues in meetings with employers, workers and government during a 3-day visit

  3. ILO Director-General to visit Decent Work project and meet villagers in Kupang, Indonesia

    13 December 2014

    During his one-day visit, Guy Ryder will talk to rural villagers about their livelihoods and discuss labour issues with local government, employers, and workers representatives in NTT Province.

  4. Decent work high on ILO Director-General’s agenda in Indonesia

    10 December 2014

    Guy Ryder to address major job issues in meetings with employer, worker and government stakeholders during a 3-day visit

  5. Media Advisory - The ILO Director General to Meet with Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Key Labour Actors in Indonesia

    10 December 2014

    The Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, will visit to Indonesia from 10 to 13 December 2014. This visit marks the first time that a Director General of the ILO will visit the country.

  6. Media Advisory - The ILO Director General to Meet with Vice Prime Minister and Key Labour Actors in Timor-Leste

    09 December 2014

    The Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, will visit Timor-Leste from 14 to 16 December 2014. This visit marks the first time that a Director General of the ILO will visit the country.

  7. Unions call for more emphasis on preventing workplace accidents and diseases

    08 October 2014

    A symposium of union participants and ILO experts in Jakarta says preventative culture must become a priority.

  8. Promoting cross-border movement of skilled laborers in ASEAN

    24 September 2014

    Paving the way for the cross-border recognition of skills in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will be discussed by ASEAN member countries’ high-level representatives in Jakarta today.

  9. ILO: Better Work Indonesia improves access to jobs in garment industry for people with disabilities

    01 September 2014

    According to a World Report on Disability (2011) published by The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank, there are roughly a billion people with disabilities in the world. Further, there are approximately 785 million of people with disabilities at their productive age, though the majority of them are unemployed. Those who are employed generally earn less compared with people who do not have disability and are often employed in the informal economy with minimal or no social protection.

  10. Launch of new study on labour market effects of AEC 2015

    14 August 2014

    A new study on how labour markets will be affected by deeper ASEAN integration will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in Jakarta, on Wednesday 20 August.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.