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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. Launch of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Programme 2012 - 2015

    17 September 2012

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Indonesia 2012 – 2015 will be launched on Wednesday, 19 September 2012, at the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, Jakarta. The DWCP 2012-15 serves as the mid-term ILO programming framework for the work of ILO in Indonesia with full engagements of Government, workers’ and employers’ organization as the tripartite constituents of the ILO.

  2. 10 Asia-Pacific countries to examine green jobs initiatives at Surabaya Conference

    27 August 2012

    Government, employer and worker representatives from ten countries in the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Surabaya, Indonesia this week to examine new ways of generating green employment opportunities.

  3. ILO BOSS Project’s Super Trainer movies win award at film festival in Hanoi

    27 July 2012

    The ILO’s Business Opportunities and Support Services (BOSS) Project developed the Super Trainer campaign to present desirable characteristics of entrepreneurs and promoting entrepreneurship in Timor-Leste.

  4. Assessing trade in services and employment in Indonesia

    11 July 2012

    Services are an important part of Indonesia’s global trade and thus have a significant impact on the domestic labour market and employment. This applies especially to employment generated through services exports, which grew at a moderate rate in the 2000s. Amounting to only slightly more than 10 percent of the value of total exports and imports, both exports and imports of services grew close to the same rate as commodity trade.

  5. ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch Indonesian Child Labour Video in Makassar: Indonesia, I am Your Future!

    04 July 2012

    The Antang dumpsite (TPAS) of Makassar City is located at Tamangapa village, Manggala sub-district—approximately 15 km from center of the city. Started to operate in 1993, it is estimated that 514 children aged 6-18 work in the dumpsite. Most of the children are lack of health and working risks awareness where 67 per cent of them only finish the formal school at elementary school level.

  6. Reducing poverty and creating jobs through cooperatives in Indonesia

    04 July 2012

    The cooperative movement in Indonesia is considered as one of the largest civil society organizations as well as social enterprises with great potential in rural development and employment creation.

  7. Indonesia – Korea to promote responsible business practices and CSR

    03 July 2012

    Responsible business practices and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have emerged around the world and in Indonesia as a new business strategy for long-term business sustainability. In Indonesia alone, there are over 200 garment factories that are owned by Korean investors, all supplying the major brands.

  8. ILO: Better Work Indonesia Programme hosts International Buyers Forum

    28 June 2012

    Along with growing awareness of social issues, customers in the United States and Europe have become more selective in their purchases. They pay attention to how the clothing is made and require American and European brands to source from factories abiding with the International labour conventions and labour laws.

  9. ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch Indonesian Child Labour Video: Indonesia, I am Your Future!

    26 June 2012

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO, in collaboration with Kampung Halaman Foundation (YKH), will organize a series of campaign activities titled “Indonesia, I am Your Future!”. This campaign will use a participatory video in the format of video diaries and an interactive website on child labour and education.

  10. World Day Against Child Labour 2012: Education is a critical response to tackle child labour and youth employment

    20 June 2012

    A large share of young Indonesians is neither in the labour force nor in school, according to a new report released today by Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) – a partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and the World Bank.

  11. World Day Against Child Labour 2012: Stepping up action against child labour

    13 June 2012

    A large gap remains between the ratification of Conventions on child labour and the actions countries take to deal with the problem, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report marking the tenth anniversary of the annual World Day Against Child Labour.

  12. The launch of decent work profile for Indonesia: measuring progress towards decent work in Indonesia

    23 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch a Decent Work Profile for Indonesia which assesses progress in the development of labour market conditions and protection for workers over the past decade on Wednesday, 23 May, at Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta.

  13. Indonesian Supreme Court and ILO improving the capacity of industrial relations court judges

    09 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Supreme Court of Indonesia, the Industrial Relations Court (IRC) and the Judicial Training Centre are working in partnership to develop a training programme for newly appointed judges to the Industrial Relations Court (IRC).

  14. Key results of council of ministers meeting in Dili, Timor-Leste

    02 May 2012

    The Council of Ministers met this Wednesday on 2 May 2012 in the Council of Ministers Meeting to discuss key issues, including plan for professional technical education training.

  15. World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Promoting a safety culture in Indonesian small and medium enterprises

    23 April 2012

    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.

  16. Protecting the health rights of Indonesian migrant workers against gender based violence and HIV and AIDS vulnerabilities

    27 March 2012

    Although the Government of Indonesia has issued a number of regulations concerning migrant workers and gender mainstreaming, significant challenges still hamper the development of effective policy and regulations for the protection of migrant workers against gender based violence and HIV and AIDS. Indonesian women migrant workers, a majority of whom work as domestic workers, are particularly vulnerable to gender based violence and to HIV and AIDS throughout the entire course of the migratory cycle.

  17. Voices of youth: Facing the global challenge on youth employment

    26 March 2012

    A critical element of the current global jobs crisis is the struggle of young people to enter and remain in the labour market. For those who do have a job, the quality of jobs is often an issue. According to ILO estimates, of the total of 200 million people unemployed worldwide, 75 million, or around 40 percent, are young people. In many economies, young people are 2.8 times likely to be unemployed than adults but in Indonesia youth are 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed than their adult counterparts.

  18. Examining conditions of domestic workers and child domestic workers in Nusa Tenggara Timur

    26 March 2012

    Despite of the importance of the role of domestic workers, domestic work is still not recognized as work. Since their work is done in private households, which are not considered work places in many countries, their employment relationship is not addressed in national labour laws or other legislation, denying them recognition as workers entitled to labour protection.

  19. Promote growth of productive employment in provinces, says new ILO report

    21 March 2012

    While the world economy still struggles to recover from the economic crisis, Indonesia has weathered the crisis better than neighbouring countries and its economic growth is expected to accelerate in the coming years.

  20. Examining conditions of domestic workers and child domestic workers in North Sumatra

    21 March 2012

    The great majority of domestic workers are female with low educational levels; they mainly come from poor families in rural communities. Apart from adult domestic workers, one of the most common child labour forms found in Indonesia is child domestic labour.

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