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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Strengthen competitiveness and productivity through decent work, says new ILO Report

    09 July 2015

    Trends in 2015 point to a further slowdown of the economy, however, labour market indicators show that employment has continued to expand in 2015 and that unemployment rate has remained low, at 5.8 per cent in February 2015. In order to maintain these trends, it will be key for Indonesia to put in place strategies to strengthen its competitiveness and productivity, says the ILO latest report launched in Jakarta on Thursday, 9 July 2015.

  7. ILO to publish annual report on labour and social trends in Indonesia

    03 July 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its annual report “Labour and Social Trends in Indonesia 2014-2015: Strengthening competitiveness and productivity through decent work” in Jakarta on Thursday, the 9th of July, 2015.

  8. Indonesian youth promote decent work for domestic workers through video diaries and photo stories

    19 June 2015

    All of his life, Farhan H. Warits, a senior high school student in Jakarta, has never known who has washed, ironed and neatly folded his clothes until one day he ran out of clothes in his closet. He finally found out about Mpok (Mrs) Fatimah who, for many years, has been working at his house as a domestic worker.

  9. Promoting Decent Work for Homeworkers in Indonesia: Homeworkers are workers!

    17 June 2015

    Home work is not a new phenomenon in Indonesia and although national statistics on the prevalence of home work do not exist, a number of focused studies in East Java reveal that significant numbers of women and men are engaged in this type of work. The term ‘homeworker’ is used to refer to industrial outworkers who carry out paid work from their home, for firms/business or their intermediaries, typically on a piece-rate basis.

  10. ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch a series of videos and photos on domestic workers by Indonesian youth in Makasssar

    16 June 2015

    To promote the rights of domestic workers, the ILO in collaboration with Kampung Halaman Foundation (YKH), will launch a series of video diaries and photo stories titled “Fom Youth to Youth: Nine Stories of Our Friendship with Domestic Workers” on Tuesday, 16 June 2015, at Panakukkang XXI, Panakukkang Mall, Makassar. These video diaries and photo stories are part the campaign to promote decent work for domestic workers and elimination of child domestic labour.