About the ILO in Indonesia

Indonesia and the ILO have collaborated very closely since the country became a member of the ILO on 12 June 1950. Using its unique tripartite structure, the ILO works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, the Indonesian Employers’ Organization (Apindo) and the three major trade unions — All Indonesian Workers Union Confederation (KSPSI), Confederation of Indonesian Prosperity Labour Union (KSBSI) and Indonesian Trade Union Confederation (KSPI).

Taking into account the priorities of Indonesia’s Government, the ILO’s mandate and focus on its tripartite constituents, three priority areas have been identified for the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Indonesia 2012 – 2015:

Employment creation for inclusive and sustainable growth

  • Mainstreaming of employment in macroeconomic, labour and social policies through sound labour market analysis and tools
  • Improved policies and programmes to better equip young women and men entering the world of work
  • Optimized employment outcomes of public and community investments
  • Improved policies and programmes on entrepreneurship, business and cooperative development for job creation including financial inclusion
  • Workers’ skills are upgraded through demand-based and competency-based training to better meet labour market needs

Sound Industrial Relations in the context of effective employment governance

  • Labour administration provides effective services to improve working conditions and environment
  • Tripartite constituents effectively engage in social dialogue to apply labour regulations and international labour standards
  • Strengthened institutional capacity of employers and workers’ organizations to contribute to sound industrial relations according to their respective mandates and responsibilities

Social protection for all

  • Government and social partners have greater capacity to design and implement social protection policies and programmes
  • Barriers to employment and decent work are addressed, particularly gender gaps and for persons with disabilities
  • Effective implementation of the National Action Plan for the elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour
  • Enhanced policy, institutional framework and programme implementation for empowerment and protection of Indonesian migrant and domestic workers
  • Integrated HIV policies and programmes for women and men workers

Gender equality, tripartism and social dialogue, international labour standards are mainstreamed throughout the DWCP priorities.