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. Promoting employment and enhancing business linkages in Indonesia

    29 November 2016

    Around 80 representatives from multinational companies, employers’ associations, workers’ organizations, employment observers and academia gathered in Jakarta 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).

  2. Promoting sustainable and responsible business practices in Indonesia

    29 November 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a series of seminars on sustainable and responsible business practices in Indonesia. These series of seminars responded to the complex challenges that currently affect the world of work, particularly the uncertainty from the slowing of global and national economies, reliance on a degraded resource base which is further threatened by an inevitable change in climate conditions and social inclusion.

  3. Learning from the ILO’s experiences in promoting food security and sustainable rural development

    28 November 2016

    To jointly tackle the food security and improve the rural development in the Indonesia, the ILO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration and the Food Agricultural Organization (FAO), has developed a two-year joint programme on decent work for food security and sustainable development in NTT.

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    Reshaping the labour policies for the future of work

    28 November 2016

    Responding to the major process of change in the Indonesian world of work, the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) conducted a two-day Industrial Relations Conference under the theme “Labour Law Rejuvenation to Face Digitalization Era” in Surabaya, East Java in November.

  5. ILO-AJI Jakarta Awarded Journalists on Domestic Workers and Child Domestic Workers

    25 November 2016

    The ILO and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta conducted a media award for best reportage on the protection of domestic workers and the elimination of child domestic labour in Indonesia on 23 November in Jakarta.

  6. ILO to share its lessons learnt in promoting food security and sustainable livelihoods

    22 November 2016

    Food insecurity is one of the most significant development constraints in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province of Indonesia. Food availability is significantly impacted by severe agro-climatic conditions and seasonality. Some efforts have been taken to assist the Government of NTT in promoting agricultural production and in adopting measures for its farmers.

  7. Enhancing industrial relations in Indonesia through sustainable and responsible business enterprise

    16 November 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will organize an Industrial Relations Forum titled “Sustainable and Responsible Business Enterprises within Enterprises: Pathways to Enhancing Industrial Relations in Indonesia” on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, in Jakarta.

  8. ILO to encourage positive contribution of multinational enterprises in Indonesia

    15 November 2016

    Multinational enterprises are the principal drivers of globalization and through their operations influence the working and living conditions of people worldwide. Therefore, they have a vital role to play in promoting economic and social progress.

  9. ILO hosted an initial discussion on future of work initiatives in Indonesia

    07 November 2016

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of change. There are several forces transforming it, from the onward march of technology , the impact of, and responses to climate change, to the changing character of production and employment, to name a few.

  10. Companies to tackle youth unemployment through apprenticeship programme

    02 November 2016

    The world is facing a growing youth unemployment crisis, including Indonesia. 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.