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. ILO launches Decent Work Profile for Maluku

    29 November 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) was launching a Decent Work Profile for Maluku as part of the Decent Work Provincial Programme of Maluku, which assesses progress in the development of labour market conditions and protection for workers in the Maluku Province on Wednesday, 28 November, in Ambon, Maluku.

  2. Greater access to HIV-sensitive social protection in Indonesia

    20 November 2012

    Key officials from Indonesia, India and Thailand will gather in Jakarta on 21st November to attend a UN-sponsored meeting which aims to promote HIV-sensitive social protection in Indonesia.

  3. Regional workshop on masyarakat adat

    19 November 2012

    The UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (UNDP APRC), International Labour Organization (ILO), and the United Nations Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP) are jointly hosting a two-day Regional Workshop on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, on Monday – Tuesday, 19 – 20 November, at the Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta.

  4. Better Work Indonesia: Improving capacity of HR and compliance practitioners in the Indonesian garment industry

    14 November 2012

    To improve the performance of the Indonesian garment industry and to strengthen the capacity of companies to be more socially responsible, the ILO through its Better Work Indonesia programme is organising a one-day Networking Event for Human Resources and Compliance Practitioners in the Indonesian garment industry.

  5. ILO to share its lessons learnt in rebuilding and reconstructing Aceh and Nias

    12 November 2012

    After more than seven years, the struggling economy of Aceh province has recovered from being shaken by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2004. This province at the farthest west of Indonesia has kept growing since then, with a rise in job opportunities and an improvement in the welfare of the people. Significant changes are taking place in Aceh.

  6. ILO to launch campaign to improve productivity and competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies in Makassar

    05 November 2012

    To assist SMEs to be more productive, competitive and sustainable, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will conduct a workshop entitled, “Effective Ways, Tips and Tricks to Achieve High-Productivity in SMEs”, on Tuesday, 6 November, at Grand Clarion Hotel, Makassar. The Makassar launch is a follow-up to the national launch which was held in Jakarta on 1 November.

  7. ILO to launch campaign to improve productivity and competitiveness of small and medium-sized Indonesian companies

    30 October 2012

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make a major contribution to growth and job creation in Indonesia, providing 60 per cent of employment opportunities for both women and men. The key to sustainable economic development also lies in the development of SMEs that are competitive, resilient, and can continue to grow, even when market conditions are difficult.

  8. Planning for more and better jobs in the construction sector in Indonesia

    10 October 2012

    The Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration hosts a National Workshop at Kementerian Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi headquarters in Jakarta on 10th of October to discuss and review the achievements of the Government of Indonesia - International Labour Organization’s Local Resource Based (LRB) infrastructure works programmes undertaken in Aceh and Nias over the past seven years.

  9. Launch of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Programme 2012 - 2015

    17 September 2012

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Indonesia 2012 – 2015 will be launched on Wednesday, 19 September 2012, at the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, Jakarta. The DWCP 2012-15 serves as the mid-term ILO programming framework for the work of ILO in Indonesia with full engagements of Government, workers’ and employers’ organization as the tripartite constituents of the ILO.

  10. 10 Asia-Pacific countries to examine green jobs initiatives at Surabaya Conference

    27 August 2012

    Government, employer and worker representatives from ten countries in the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Surabaya, Indonesia this week to examine new ways of generating green employment opportunities.

  11. ILO BOSS Project’s Super Trainer movies win award at film festival in Hanoi

    27 July 2012

    The ILO’s Business Opportunities and Support Services (BOSS) Project developed the Super Trainer campaign to present desirable characteristics of entrepreneurs and promoting entrepreneurship in Timor-Leste.

  12. Assessing trade in services and employment in Indonesia

    11 July 2012

    Services are an important part of Indonesia’s global trade and thus have a significant impact on the domestic labour market and employment. This applies especially to employment generated through services exports, which grew at a moderate rate in the 2000s. Amounting to only slightly more than 10 percent of the value of total exports and imports, both exports and imports of services grew close to the same rate as commodity trade.

  13. ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch Indonesian Child Labour Video in Makassar: Indonesia, I am Your Future!

    04 July 2012

    The Antang dumpsite (TPAS) of Makassar City is located at Tamangapa village, Manggala sub-district—approximately 15 km from center of the city. Started to operate in 1993, it is estimated that 514 children aged 6-18 work in the dumpsite. Most of the children are lack of health and working risks awareness where 67 per cent of them only finish the formal school at elementary school level.

  14. Reducing poverty and creating jobs through cooperatives in Indonesia

    04 July 2012

    The cooperative movement in Indonesia is considered as one of the largest civil society organizations as well as social enterprises with great potential in rural development and employment creation.

  15. Indonesia – Korea to promote responsible business practices and CSR

    03 July 2012

    Responsible business practices and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have emerged around the world and in Indonesia as a new business strategy for long-term business sustainability. In Indonesia alone, there are over 200 garment factories that are owned by Korean investors, all supplying the major brands.

  16. ILO: Better Work Indonesia Programme hosts International Buyers Forum

    28 June 2012

    Along with growing awareness of social issues, customers in the United States and Europe have become more selective in their purchases. They pay attention to how the clothing is made and require American and European brands to source from factories abiding with the International labour conventions and labour laws.

  17. ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch Indonesian Child Labour Video: Indonesia, I am Your Future!

    26 June 2012

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO, in collaboration with Kampung Halaman Foundation (YKH), will organize a series of campaign activities titled “Indonesia, I am Your Future!”. This campaign will use a participatory video in the format of video diaries and an interactive website on child labour and education.

  18. World Day Against Child Labour 2012: Education is a critical response to tackle child labour and youth employment

    20 June 2012

    A large share of young Indonesians is neither in the labour force nor in school, according to a new report released today by Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) – a partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and the World Bank.

  19. World Day Against Child Labour 2012: Stepping up action against child labour

    13 June 2012

    A large gap remains between the ratification of Conventions on child labour and the actions countries take to deal with the problem, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report marking the tenth anniversary of the annual World Day Against Child Labour.

  20. The launch of decent work profile for Indonesia: measuring progress towards decent work in Indonesia

    23 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch a Decent Work Profile for Indonesia which assesses progress in the development of labour market conditions and protection for workers over the past decade on Wednesday, 23 May, at Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta.