ILO 100

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ILO in Indonesia with Nusa and Tara

To celebrate the ILO 100 in the country, ILO Jakarta has introduced its icons named Nusa and Tara as the symbol and representation of youth and Indonesia.

News | Jakarta, Indonesia | 15 March 2019
Nusa and Tara, the icons for the ILO 100 celebration in Indonesia
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ILO, the ILO Jakarta Office has introduced and launched its ILO 100’s icons for Indonesia: Nusa and Tara, a young man and woman of human standing banners representing Indonesia in February. The names of Nusa and Tara were taken from the other name of Indonesia: Nusantara (a unified region).

The representation of Nusa and Tara is in line with the Future of Work theme which is the centerpiece of the ILO’s activities to mark its Centenary. They are also the reminder about the importance and relevance of issues related to future work and youth in the coming of demographic bonus for Indonesia."

Gita Lingga, the ILO’s Communications Officer
Nusa and Tara are also the symbol and representation of the energetic, creative and skillful Indonesian youth. They are also the symbol of the important role of youth in the future, contributing to sustainable development of the country with will, perseverance and innovation.

“The representation of Nusa and Tara is in line with the Future of Work theme which is the centerpiece of the ILO’s activities to mark its Centenary. They are also the reminder about the importance and relevance of issues related to future work and youth in the coming of demographic bonus for Indonesia,” said Gita Lingga, the ILO’s Communications Officer.

Nusa and Tara with Indonesian youth during one of the ILO 100 events in Jakarta
Wearing the attributes of ILO 100, each of them holds a message board carrying various relevant messages of the ILO 100 from, among others, occupational safety and health, globalization, social dialogue, youth employment, skills development to the rights to organize, automation, child labour, equal rights and labour migration.

Throughout the year of 2019, Nusa and Tara will be used for all events and activities linked to the celebration of the ILO 100. The celebration also marks the Indonesia’s 69 years journey with the ILO.

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