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. Towards a fair migration for Indonesian migrant workers

    26 December 2016

    Considering millions of Indonesian workers and their families have to travel to countries other than their own to find work, the two-day seminar on “Promoting Decent Work for Indonesian Migrant Workers” concluded with recommendations for Indonesia to apply fair recruitment principles and to promote universal coverage of the social security system for all Indonesian migrant workers.

  2. The Indonesia Business and Disability Network to promote diversity and inclusiveness at the workplace

    20 December 2016

    Indonesia continues to move towards inclusive business with the establishment of the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN) in December 2016.

  3. Promoting financial inclusion for all

    16 December 2016

    The seminar took a closer look at challenges and opportunities in Indonesia to mainstream social performance management (SPM). A full session was dedicated to discussing SPM approaches and practices in Indonesia.

  4. ILO’s Asia Pacific labour conference adopts Bali Declaration

    16 December 2016

    The 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded with a call for governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in the region to do more to promote inclusive growth, social justice and decent work.

  5. Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN) encourages corporations to promote diversity and inclusivity in the workplace

    16 December 2016

    Coinciding with the month of Disability Awareness this December, five companies have agreed to sign a commitment and establish the Indonesia Business & Disability Network (IBDN) that aims at promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.

  6. ILO’s Asia-Pacific labour conference calls for more efforts to achieve equitable economic growth with decent work

    13 December 2016

    The meeting discussed issues affecting employment and the world of work in the Asia, Pacific and Arab States.

  7. Photo news of the ILO's 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)

    07 December 2016

    A series of photo news featuring the Vice President of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, during the opening of the ILO's 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)

  8. Indonesian Vice President opens ILO’s 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    06 December 2016

    Indonesia’s Vice President Mohammad Jusuf Kalla and International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder opened the ILO’s 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) in Bali, with a call for a greater emphasis on social justice in development.

  9. Global hotel chains in Bali to promote youth employment

    29 November 2016

    Around 30 members of Bali Hotel Association gathered in November to look at ways in which business could further advance the principles of the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration). This workshop was a follow-up to the similar workshop held in Jakarta.

  10. Pathways to enhancing industrial relations in Indonesia

    29 November 2016

    Attended by around 50 tripartite participants, the Forum presented results of the 7th Regional Tripartite Industrial Relations (IR) Seminar, “Promoting Social Dialogue within Enterprises”, held in Chiba, Japan, last September, highlighting the current industrial relations in the ASEAN region. One of the key results highlighted was the importance of the bipartite cooperation at the enterprise level as ways to support harmonious industrial relations within enterprises.