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. Tripartite constituents identify decent work indicators for national monitoring

    26 March 2010

    Representatives of the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (MoMT), the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), the BPS-Statistics Indonesia, the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) and trade union confederations met during a 2-day tripartite workshop to discuss the monitoring and assessment of decent work in Indonesia.

  2. ILO, University of Indonesia team up to address ageing and productivity problems in Indonesia

    12 March 2010

    In Asia and the Pacific, the number of older persons is growing rapidly, from 410 million in 2007 to about 733 million in 2025, and to an expected 1.3 billion in 2050. Ageing will also intensify over the next 50 years and the Asian population aged over 60 will increase almost three times from 9 percent in 2000 to an estimated 24 percent by 2050. In 2020, the number of older people in Indonesia is estimated to steadily increase to 28.8 million (11 percent of total population).

  3. ILO, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs to discuss green jobs

    10 March 2010

    The Indonesian Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs in association with the ILO’s Regional Office for Asia Pacific in Bangkok and the ILO Jakarta Office organized a workshop on green jobs at Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta, on Wednesday, 10 March 2010.

  4. More women choosing to work, but gender equality remains a long way off

    05 March 2010

    Despite signs of progress in gender equality over the past 15 years, there is still a significant gap between women and men in terms of job opportunities and quality of employment, according to a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO).

  5. A dozen countries from Asia and the Pacific say ‘yes’ to international labour standards for domestic workers: International Labour Conference to formally consider the proposal this June

    05 March 2010

    Governments, worker and employer organizations in Asia and the Pacific have indicated their general support – in principle – of setting a new international labour standard which could offer better social protection to millions of domestic workers – defined as women and men who earn their living by working in the homes of others.

  6. National Domestic Workers Day: Recognizing domestic work as work

    12 February 2010

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Domestic Workers Day, the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with Jaringan Kerja Layak Pekerja Rumah Tangga (Jakerla PRT) will organize a one-day rally on 14 February 2010.

  7. ILO – BPS to release national data on working children in Indonesia

    09 February 2010

    The labour market in Indonesia is characterized by the existence of working children; however, to date there has been no collection of comprehensive data about the work characteristics of children aged 5 – 17 years. To fulfill the urgent need for an accurate estimate of working children data and information on their socio-economic characteristics, the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with Badan Pusat Statistik (Statistics Indonesia) will launch and release the report titled “Working Children in Indonesia 2009” which contains findings from the first Indonesia child labour survey (ICLS) on Thursday, 11 February 2010, at Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta.


  1. International Migrants Day: Finding solutions to the problems of Indonesian migrant workers

    17 December 2009

    Approximately 700,000 documented Indonesian migrant workers go overseas each year to seek better income opportunities in the Middle East, South East Asia and East Asia. Of these documented migrant workers, approximately 80 percent are women working as domestic workers abroad. In total approximately 2,7 million documented Indonesian migrant workers are currently working overseas.

  2. ILO warns “early exit” from stimulus measures could prolong job crisis

    07 December 2009

    An “early exit” from support measures adopted in response to the global economic crisis could postpone a jobs recovery for years and render the fledgling economic upturn “fragile and incomplete”, a new report by the research arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

  3. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Surabaya

    03 December 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected. Accounts of maltreatment and abuse, especially of live-in and migrant domestic workers, are regularly reported in the media. In addition, in many countries, domestic work is largely performed by child labourers.