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. Private sectors in Papua and West Papua committed to HIV workplace prevention programmes

    20 January 2016

    To mark the eighteen-month implementation of the ILO’s Mobilizing the Private Sector to Deliver HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care in High Prevalence Areas of Papua and West Papua Project, two meetings on Workplace Working Group on HIV from 18-20 January 2016.

  2. ILO’s rural road programme in Timor-Leste is featured by European Union

    19 January 2016

    The works of ILO’s rural roads development programme in Timor-Leste called Enhancing Rural Access (ERA), funded by the European Union, has been featured in the new inspiring video on European Union – Timor-Leste Cooperation.


  1. Promoting decent work for homeworkers in Indonesia: Homeworkers are workers!

    15 December 2015

    Despite their long existence in Indonesia, subcontracted homeworkers, often referred as workers in the putting-out system, have been largely invisible because work is carried out at home by mostly women who also take care of household and family care responsibilities, and remunerative work is often considered as side activities carried out by women rather than real work.

  2. Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises to provide equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities

    11 December 2015

    The date of 11 December 2015 marked an important step in the elimination of discrimination against people with disabilities in the workplace.

  3. Commemoration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities: Enhancing the inclusivity of people with disabilities in companies

    01 December 2015

    People with disabilities are recognized as among the most vulnerable groups in Indonesia, facing discrimination in access to such as education, skills training and, employment. Compared to non-disabled persons, they experience higher rates of unemployment and economic inactivity and are at greater risk of insufficient social protection that is a key to reducing extreme poverty.

  4. 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).

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.