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. Preventing lung occupational diseases in Indonesia

    09 November 2015

    Occupational deaths and injuries and work-related diseases take a particularly heavy toll in developing countries, including Indonesia.

  2. Indonesia and Malaysia discussed ways to improve protection of Indonesian domestic migrant workers in Malaysia

    03 November 2015

    Representatives of relevant government agencies, workers’ organizations and employment providers from Indonesia and Malaysia gathered in Jakarta on 3 November at the two-day Binational Workshop on Recruitment and Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in the Indonesia-Malaysia Corridor to discuss ways to improve the situation and working condition of Indonesian migrant domestic workers in Malaysia.

  3. Providing better protection for Indonesian domestic migrant domestic workers in Malaysia

    03 November 2015

    Malaysia is an important country of destination for migrant domestic workers, the majority of which are from Indonesia. The Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources reported that as at June 2013, there were 180,000 documented migrant domestic workers in Malaysia.

  4. Promoting rights, diversity and equality in the world of work

    27 October 2015

    The ILO participated in the Executive Dialogue: Rights, Diversity and Equality at Workplace highlighting efforts to eliminate all types of discrimination in the world of work against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) in Indonesia on 27 October 2015 in Jakarta.

  5. Timor-Leste to showcase road projects using labour-based works in Benin

    26 October 2015

    Representatives from the National Directorate of Roads, Bridges and Flood Control (DRBFC) of the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (MPWTC) of Timor-Leste, together with staff from the Roads for Development (R4D) and Enhancing Rural Access (ERA) programmes, will participate in the XVIth Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners in Cotonou, Benin, from 26-30 October 2015.

  6. Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste visited the R4D rehabilitated road

    06 October 2015

    The Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Doyle, visited the Boile-Uatabo road in Bacau Municipality, Timor-Leste, on 6 October 2015. The 5.2 kilometer road connects the city to the beach, contributing to the development of the tourism potential of the area.

  7. Contractors’ Tracer Study

    01 October 2015

    In July 2014 R4D completed a Baseline Contractors’ Tracer Study and is currently undertaking the End-line Contractors’ Tracer Study to verify to what extent R4D’s objectives related to capacity development of local civil works contractors have been achieved. The End-line survey is scheduled to be finalized in November 2015.

  8. Indonesia examines labour inspection in fishing

    17 September 2015

    Recent years have seen both fishing itself and the market for capture fishery becoming increasingly globalized. Technology in the fishing industry has been changing rapidly as well, often transforming the way that fishing is carried out. Difficult working conditions are common in fishing, regardless of the type of commercial fishing operation.

  9. Indonesia ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    31 August 2015

    Convention No. 187 is one of the ILO’s essential instruments in safety and health at the workplace

  10. Promoting social dialogue on financial services reforms

    05 August 2015

    Representatives from six Asia and the Pacific countries attended a two-day Tripartite Regional Workshop in Jakarta from 5-6 August 2015, discussing ways promote social dialogue on financial services reforms in selected Asia and Pacific countries. The participating countries included Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines.