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. The Partnership Agreement Signing Ceremony between the Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration of the Republic of Indonesia, ILO, and FAO on Decent Work for Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS-SRD) programme in NTT Province

    29 May 2015

    Today, Indonesia’s Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration signed a Partnership Agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in support of a “Decent Work for Food and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS-SRD)” programme in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province.

  2. Realizing a fair migration between Asia and the Arab States

    05 May 2015

    The largest migrant flows from South Asia and part of South-East Asia are to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, who currently rely on foreign labour to fill in almost 90 per cent of private sector jobs, often in construction, service and domestic work. In total there are over 22 million migrant workers in the GCC countries. These numbers may likely rise due in part to massive infrastructure projects, such as those associated with the Qatar World Cup 2022 and the UAE World Expo 2020.

  3. Providing better working and living conditions for migrant fishers in the ASEAN region

    27 April 2015

    The issue of work in fishing is important for countries in Asia, including Southeast Asia. Over 87 per cent of the world’s fishers and 73 per cent of the global fleet of fishing vessels come from Asia (FAO, 2012). Cambodian and Myanmar migrant workers, for example, work on Thai vessels fishing in Malaysian and Indonesian waters; while beyond the ASEAN region, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Filipino fishermen also work on Korean and Taiwanese vessels.

  4. Ensuring quality of Asia-Pacific skills development systems to be discussed

    17 March 2015

    A 3-day workshop on quality assurance for work-related skills is being held for the ILO's member States in Bangkok, Thailand.

  5. Indonesia to adopt policy recommendations on decent work and sustainable development

    24 February 2015

    Government, employer and worker representatives, academics and other relevant stakeholders from Indonesia reviewed lessons learned and adopt policy recommendations on decent work and sustainable development.

  6. Media Advisory: Indonesia prepares for global meeting on employment and decent work

    18 February 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will host a country-level meeting for Indonesia in Jakarta from 24-25 February in preparation for the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 2015 Integration Segment in New York at the end of March, around the theme of "Achieving Sustainable Development through Employment Creation and Decent Work for All".


  1. Trade unions to promote decent work for domestic workers and elimination of child domestic labor

    15 December 2014

    Key trade unions representatives from 11 countries will gather at the Regional Trade Union Workshop in Yogyakarta, to discuss innovative ways to reduce child domestic labor through the promotion of decent work for domestic workers.

  2. Decent work high on ILO Director-General’s agenda in Timor-Leste

    15 December 2014

    Guy Ryder to address major decent work issues in meetings with employers, workers and government during a 3-day visit

  3. ILO Director-General to visit Decent Work project and meet villagers in Kupang, Indonesia

    13 December 2014

    During his one-day visit, Guy Ryder will talk to rural villagers about their livelihoods and discuss labour issues with local government, employers, and workers representatives in NTT Province.

  4. Women homeworkers to improve financial management skills for better financial security: 240 women homeworkers to be reached in Java and North Sumatra

    10 December 2014

    PT Sun Life Financial Indonesia (“Sun Life”, “Company”) today launched a series of training in partnership with ILO MAMPU Implementing Partners to educate women homeworkers on financial literacy using ILO modules. Homeworkers, commonly known as workers in the “putting out system” in Indonesia are mostly women, and are among the most disadvantaged workers. They work without formal contract or agreement in most cases and lack access to social and legal protection.