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. Timor-Leste to develop its National Social Protection Strategy

    24 October 2016

    The Government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO, conducted a two day Seminar for the Development of the National Social Protection Strategy in Timor-Leste in October. The Seminar was conducted in the same week as the National Parliament of Timor-Leste passed the law for the creation of the country’s first contributory social security schemes.

  2. Commemorating the 71th Anniversary of the UN: Enhancing multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development in Indonesia

    24 October 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) participated in an interactive discussion, titled “Indonesia-UN Collaborative Actions: Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for Sustainable Development”, in Jakarta on 24 October. The discussion was part of the joint celebration of the 71th anniversary of the United Nations and marked the first year of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  3. Progress and potential: Improved working conditions in the apparel industry make workers’ lives better and businesses stronger

    06 October 2016

    An independent review of the Better Work programme shows significant gains in quality of life for workers in factories they advise, as well as enhanced productivity and profitability for those businesses involved.

  4. More cities committed to be inclusive cities in Indonesia

    30 September 2016

    In collaboration with UNESCO and the ILO, the Padang City Government hosted a Sixth High-Level Meeting of Mayors for Inclusive Cities on 27 September 2016. The meeting was aimed to pursue the development of Network of Mayors for Inclusive Cities as an active, purpose-driven, self-sustaining coalition to promote and spread the policies that advance the rights of people with disabilities.

  5. Launch of skills training initiative for domestic workers: Improving domestic workers’ job quality and standards

    30 September 2016

    Domestic work is an important occupation in many economies worldwide but it remains unrecognised as “work’’ and virtually invisible form of employment in many countries. It is also generally seen as unskilled work, a natural extension of women’s work in their own homes.

  6. Extending social protection coverage in Indonesia

    29 September 2016

    Strengthening national social security institutions in order to achieve universal coverage and explore customized solutions for specific vulnerable groups (workers from the informal economy, migrant workers) was among the key points listed as top priority areas of actions by the ILO’s members in Indonesia.

  7. Indonesia should focus on employment-friendly growth

    19 September 2016

    A relatively large young population and abundant natural resources, Indonesia can realize its demographic dividend. However, for that to happen the country needs to create economic opportunities and invest in human resources thereby enabling more people to engage in productive and decent employment.

  8. ASEAN presents award for outstanding workplaces on HIV and AIDS prevention programmes

    16 September 2016

    Six private companies from ASEAN Member States were awarded with the first ASEAN Red Ribbon for Outstanding Workplace (ARROW) for their remarkable initiatives to create a safe and healthy working environment through HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention programmes for their employers.

  9. Examining current labour and employment conditions of Indonesia

    14 September 2016

    Indonesia is now considered as a middle-income country. Therefore, the country has reached a stage in its economic and social development where labour market institutions need to play a more central role in fostering a fair distribution of income through productive and decent work.

  10. Indonesia ratifies the ILO Convention on Maritime Labour

    13 September 2016

    Indonesia has ratified the 2006 ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006), which is aimed to strengthen the protection of Indonesian sailors and ship crewmen, through an unanimous approval by the Indonesian House of Representatives during a plenary meeting held on Thursday, 8 September 2016.