The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Library in Jakarta.


  1. Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration) - 5th Edition (March 2017)

    17 March 2017

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted close to 40 years ago (amended in 2000 and 2006) and revised in 2017. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work Agenda in the private sector.

  2. Transnational Migration of Domestic and Care Workers in Asia Pacific

    14 March 2017

    This report examines the patterns of and policies related to migration of domestic and care workers in East and Southeast Asia, a sub-region within Asia.

  3. Paralegal training modules for handling cases of domestic workers (in Bahasa Indonesia)

    01 March 2017

    The purpose of this module is to improve paralegals' understanding on the rights of domestic workers and skills in handling cases of domestic workers and child domestic workers.

  4. Prevention and elimination of child domestic workers: a manual for facilitators (in Bahasa Indonesia)

    01 March 2017

    The Handbook is designed to facilitate educators to understand and use easily. The book which consists of three parts provides checklist through questions that could be used as reference for educators to know the information in that section.

  5. Occupational safety and health (OSH) in household environment (in Bahasa Indonesia)

    01 March 2017

    A short guide illustrated the importance of OSH in a household environment, how to improve and fix it as well as the basic rights of domestic workers.

  6. The Rights of indigenous peoples in Asia

    01 March 2017

    This report seeks to draw a realistic picture of major trends and challenges, and identifies important new opportunities in the framework of the new global agendas on sustainable development and climate action, which call for specific attention regarding the rights and concerns of indigenous peoples.

  7. ILO Works in Indonesia: 2016 results

    24 February 2017

    Presents the results of the ILO works/activities in Indonesia in 2016.

  8. SCORE Indonesia Case Study: Women leading transformation with help from SCORE Training

    03 February 2017

    Taking over the textile business from their father in 2011, the Kuhn sisters have breathed new air into the longstanding business - transforming communication, collaboration and organisation, while improving productivity.

  9. Asia-Pacific Labour Market Update, January 2017

    16 January 2017

    Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 14 December 2016, with special coverage on youth employment, job quality and wages.

  10. ILO Jakarta newsletter, January 2017

    10 January 2017

    Illustrates the broad range of programmes and activities of the ILO in Indonesia, many of which are directly relevant to the national social and economic goals of the Government.


  1. Compilation of regulations and references on domestic workers: Pocket book (in Bahasa Indonesia)

    23 December 2016

    Contains regulations, ILO Convention, decrees of the Minister of Manpower, infographics and useful references on domestic workers.

  2. Prevention and elimination of child domestic child domestic workers at school: Guidelines for educators (in Bahasa Indonesia)

    23 December 2016

    It is important for educators to understand the issue of child domestic workers because of the role of educators in schools which is expected to prevent students dropping out of school and working as domestic workers.

  3. Worker, helper, auntie, maid? : Working conditions and attitudes experienced by migrant domestic workers in Thailand and Malaysia

    13 December 2016

  4. Financial skills help shaping a better future

    22 November 2016

    Andung’s new-found financial awareness came after she joined a skills training organized by the ILO (through a local partner), on Financial Education for Families, a part of the DW4FS Project organized in NTT province.

  5. Decent work, not hard work

    22 November 2016

    Semau Island is one of the areas in Kupang district, East Nusa Tenggara, known for its chronic food insecurity based on the government’s food security and vulnerability assessment released in 2010.

  6. Smallholder to enterprise transition

    22 November 2016

    In this case study, we will explain the impact of the Decent Work for Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS) on the farmers and other community members that we have been working with in NTT.

  7. Enhancing the capacity of local partners

    22 November 2016

    In this case study, we will explain the impact of the Decent Work for Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS) on the farmers and other community members that we have been working with in NTT.

  8. Creating impact for farmers

    22 November 2016

    In this case study, we will explain the impact of the Decent Work for Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development (DW4FS) on the farmers and other community members that we have been working with in NTT.

  9. Non-standard employment around the world: Understanding challenges, shaping prospects

    16 November 2016

    The report analyses the incidence and trends of non-standard forms of employment globally and explores the reasons behind this phenomenon, including changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change.

  10. Structural transformation and jobs in Timor-Leste

    15 November 2016

    Structural transformation is described as the reallocation of economic activity across broad economic sectors such as agriculture, industry and services. A key feature of structural transformation is an increase in the share of employment in industry and services with concurrent reduction of workers in the agriculture sector. Typically, a large segment of the labour force in low-income countries is engaged in subsistence agriculture.