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. Building business networking for cattle farmers in East Nusa Tenggara

    18 May 2016

    As part of the efforts to promote food security and sustainable livelihoods of small-scale producers as well as agricultural workers and their families in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), the International Labour Organization (ILO) will organize a business forum for local cattle farmers titled “Building Business Networking for Cattle Farmers” in Kupang District, Kupang, NTT, on 18 May 2016.

  2. What’s next after Indonesia’s new disability law: disability management in the workplace

    30 April 2016

    Indonesia recently celebrated the birth of the country’s new disability law with the enactment of Law No. 8/2016 on Persons with Disabilities on 18 April 2016. The Law marks a significant movement – if not historical – in shifting national’s perspective towards persons with disabilities from social-based to human rights-based approach.

  3. Promoting OSH culture in domestic work

    29 April 2016

    Most people may think that home is the safest place, but in fact there are many hazards and risks posed by domestic environment. These hazards and risks include, among others, case of fire, food poisoning, chemical substances, accidents and so forth.

  4. Students to promote decent work for domestic workers

    28 April 2016

    A series of video and photo story screenings on domestic workers and child domestic workers were conducted at various schools and universities in Greater Area of Jakarta, East Java, South Sulawesi, and Lampung since the beginning of this year to April 2016. The screenings have reached around 500 students, ranging from elementary to college students.

  5. Nurturing OSH experts, fostering safe and healthy workplace

    28 April 2016

    The ILO in 2015 estimates that one accident case occurs at workplace for every 100,000 workers each day in Indonesia. Meanwhile, the Indonesian Social Security Providers (BPJS) reported that 50.089 occupational accidents cases were registered in 2015 alone. This shows that occupational safety and health (OSH) remains a major concern in the country.

  6. Towards a stress-free working environment

    27 April 2016

    Today, many workers are facing greater pressure to meet the demands of modern working life. Psychosocial risks such as increased competition, higher expectations on performance and longer working hours are contributing to the workplace becoming an ever more stressful environment.

  7. Promoting safer and healthier workplaces in Indonesia

    27 April 2016

    Every year on the 28th of April, the ILO has observed the World Day for Safety and Health at Work since 2003. This special reporting highlights initiatives taken by the ILO in Indonesia in promoting safer and healthier workplaces.

  8. Managing risks, saving lives: Addressing workplace safety issues in garment industry

    07 April 2016

    The seminar provided a venue for interactive dialogue and sharing of experiences among participating factories. OSH experts were also at hand to clarify about regulations and techncial aspects.

  9. Moving towards inclusive businesses in Indonesia

    23 March 2016

    Employing disabled people could have a positive impact on employee morale, bring diversity to the company, raise the quality of services to customers from disabled people and also increase productivity as disabled people tend to be more diligent than non-disabled people, concluded by the one-day Inclusive Business Forum held in Jakarta on 22 March.

  10. Disability Business Forum: Indonesian companies to move towards disability inclusion

    22 March 2016

    In the midst of discrimination issues against people with disabilities, enterprises have realized that disability inclusion makes good business sense. Top enterprises have found people with disabilities as untapped human resources. Many of these companies are learning that people with disabilities are productive and that they bring many benefits to the workplace.