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. Unions call for more emphasis on preventing workplace accidents and diseases

    08 October 2014

    A symposium of union participants and ILO experts in Jakarta says preventative culture must become a priority.

  2. Promoting cross-border movement of skilled laborers in ASEAN

    24 September 2014

    Paving the way for the cross-border recognition of skills in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will be discussed by ASEAN member countries’ high-level representatives in Jakarta today.

  3. ILO: Better Work Indonesia improves access to jobs in garment industry for people with disabilities

    01 September 2014

    According to a World Report on Disability (2011) published by The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank, there are roughly a billion people with disabilities in the world. Further, there are approximately 785 million of people with disabilities at their productive age, though the majority of them are unemployed. Those who are employed generally earn less compared with people who do not have disability and are often employed in the informal economy with minimal or no social protection.

  4. Launch of new study on labour market effects of AEC 2015

    14 August 2014

    A new study on how labour markets will be affected by deeper ASEAN integration will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in Jakarta, on Wednesday 20 August.

  5. ILO Meeting to discuss ways to improve skills development in Asia-Pacific

    18 July 2014

    An International Labour Organization (ILO) meeting is expected to roll out new action plans to improve skills development in Asia and the Pacific.

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    ILO: Social protection helps people living with HIV keep their jobs

    27 June 2014

    New ILO study shows that social protection plays a key role in helping people living with HIV to keep their jobs and follow treatment.

  7. World Day against Child Labour: Indonesia to mark the World Day with focus on social protection

    23 June 2014

    This year’s World Day against Child Labour is marked by a focus on the important role of social protection in ending child labour. Taking the theme: “Extend Social Protection to Combat Child Labour”, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with Yayasan Sekar, is organising an event on Monday, 23 June 2014, at the educational shelter of Penjaringan, Jakarta to increase awareness on the existence of the social protection programmes and call for extension and improvement of efforts to fight and combat child labour in Indonesia.

  8. Kick-off Workshop on Rural Roads Master Plan for Timor-Leste

    04 June 2014

    H. E. The Minister of Public Works Sr. Gastão Francisco de Sousa and H.E. the Ambassador of Australia, Mr. Peter Doyle, will officially open the Kick-off Workshop for the development of a Rural Roads Master Plan for Timor-Leste on 4th June 2014 at 8:30am at the Ministry of Public Works, Corporate Services Offices in Dili.

  9. The launch of SCORE programme phase II: Indonesia commits to assist SMEs be more productive and competitive

    26 May 2014

    Small medium enterprises (SMEs) are one of the economic pillars of Indonesia. In 2012, SMEs have contributed 57.4 per cent to the Gross National Product and also play a great role in tackling unemployment by employing 107.6 million of workers (data from the Ministry of Cooperative and SMEs). Considering the strategic role of SMEs in the Indonesian economy, it is important to improve the productivity and competitiveness of SMEs.

  10. Inauguration of the Mahata-Kusi road

    19 May 2014

    H. E. the President Taun Matan Ruak and H.E. the Ambassador of Australia, Mr. Peter Doyle, will officially inaugurate on 22nd May 2014 at 2 pm the Mahata-Kusi road in Mahata Sub-District, Oecusse. The road has been rehabilitated by the Ministry of Public Works’ Roads for Development Program (R4D) in the period May 2013 – April 2014.