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

    11 August 2016

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Extending social security coverage in Indonesia and ASEAN

    30 May 2016

    The ILO with support from the Government of Japan will conduct a regional programme titled “Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (3rd phase; 2016-2018): Extending Social Security Coverage in ASEAN”, aimed to generate better knowledge and expertise on extension of social security, and stimulate South-South cooperation across ASEAN Member States.

  8. Building business networking for cattle farmers in East Nusa Tenggara

    18 May 2016

    As part of the efforts to promote food security and sustainable livelihoods of small-scale producers as well as agricultural workers and their families in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), the International Labour Organization (ILO) will organize a business forum for local cattle farmers titled “Building Business Networking for Cattle Farmers” in Kupang District, Kupang, NTT, on 18 May 2016.

  9. What’s next after Indonesia’s new disability law: disability management in the workplace

    30 April 2016

    Indonesia recently celebrated the birth of the country’s new disability law with the enactment of Law No. 8/2016 on Persons with Disabilities on 18 April 2016. The Law marks a significant movement – if not historical – in shifting national’s perspective towards persons with disabilities from social-based to human rights-based approach.

  10. Promoting OSH culture in domestic work

    29 April 2016

    Most people may think that home is the safest place, but in fact there are many hazards and risks posed by domestic environment. These hazards and risks include, among others, case of fire, food poisoning, chemical substances, accidents and so forth.