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.
The Partnership Agreement Signing Ceremony between the Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration of the Republic of Indonesia, ILO, and FAO on Decent Work for Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS-SRD) programme in NTT Province
29 May 2015
Today, Indonesia’s Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration signed a Partnership Agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in support of a “Decent Work for Food and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS-SRD)” programme in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province.
05 May 2015
The largest migrant flows from South Asia and part of South-East Asia are to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, who currently rely on foreign labour to fill in almost 90 per cent of private sector jobs, often in construction, service and domestic work. In total there are over 22 million migrant workers in the GCC countries. These numbers may likely rise due in part to massive infrastructure projects, such as those associated with the Qatar World Cup 2022 and the UAE World Expo 2020.
27 April 2015
The issue of work in fishing is important for countries in Asia, including Southeast Asia. Over 87 per cent of the world’s fishers and 73 per cent of the global fleet of fishing vessels come from Asia (FAO, 2012). Cambodian and Myanmar migrant workers, for example, work on Thai vessels fishing in Malaysian and Indonesian waters; while beyond the ASEAN region, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Filipino fishermen also work on Korean and Taiwanese vessels.
17 March 2015
A 3-day workshop on quality assurance for work-related skills is being held for the ILO's member States in Bangkok, Thailand.
24 February 2015
Government, employer and worker representatives, academics and other relevant stakeholders from Indonesia reviewed lessons learned and adopt policy recommendations on decent work and sustainable development.
18 February 2015
The International Labour Organization (ILO) will host a country-level meeting for Indonesia in Jakarta from 24-25 February in preparation for the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 2015 Integration Segment in New York at the end of March, around the theme of "Achieving Sustainable Development through Employment Creation and Decent Work for All".
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.
15 December 2014
Guy Ryder to address major decent work issues in meetings with employers, workers and government during a 3-day visit
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.
Women homeworkers to improve financial management skills for better financial security: 240 women homeworkers to be reached in Java and North Sumatra
10 December 2014
PT Sun Life Financial Indonesia (“Sun Life”, “Company”) today launched a series of training in partnership with ILO MAMPU Implementing Partners to educate women homeworkers on financial literacy using ILO modules. Homeworkers, commonly known as workers in the “putting out system” in Indonesia are mostly women, and are among the most disadvantaged workers. They work without formal contract or agreement in most cases and lack access to social and legal protection.