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. New Report says successful ASEAN integration requires social protection

    25 November 2015

    Social protection is one of the key elements of the successful integration of the ASEAN Community, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. Five SCORE companies received 2015 Parama Karya Award from President Joko Widodo

    24 November 2015

    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) awarded the 2015 Parama Karya to five SCORE participating small and medium-sized enterprises: UD Kreasi Lutvi from North Sumatra, UD Pelangi Indonesia from East Java, PT Mega Global Food Industry from East Java, PT Lambang Jaya from Lampung and CV Batik 16 from Semarang.

  3. Decent Work, not Hard Work

    21 November 2015

    Semau Island is one of the areas in Kupang district, East Nusa Tenggara, known for its chronic food insecurity based on the government’s food security and vulnerability assessment released in 2010. To assist the island overcoming its food insecurity, the ILO through its Decent Work for Food Security Project facilitated a technical training on seaweed cultivation.

  4. Healthy women workers for productive workplaces

    14 November 2015

    Around 1,800 women workers from nine garment factories in Subang District, West Java, enthusiastically gathered at Subang City Square to celebrate the Women Workers’ Festival on 14 November 2015.

  5. 70 Years of Indonesia and the United Nations: Celebrating and working together

    10 November 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) participated in an interactive discussion, titled “UN and Indonesia at 70: Successes and Challenges in Seven Decades of Growth and Development”, in Jakarta on 12 November.

  6. Important, the prevention of lung diseases in Indonesia

    09 November 2015

    Around 45 Pulmonologists (medical doctors who specialize in lung diseases) gathered in Jakarta to participate in the ILO Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconiosis Workshop from 9 to 13 November in Jakarta.

  7. Examining the Indonesian national health insurance

    09 November 2015

    Indonesia is moving towards an integrated social protection system. Indonesia has also started a new scheme on national health insurance.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.