A Photo Exhibition on the World of Work in Indonesia: A Reflection and Looking Forward - Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Indonesian Membership of the ILO

This year Indonesia is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its membership to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations’ specialised agency that was established in 1919 that promotes social justice and labour rights to achieve decent work for women and men in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

Press release | 08 July 2010

JAKARTA (ILO NEWS) – This year Indonesia is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its membership to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations’ specialised agency that was established in 1919 that promotes social justice and labour rights to achieve decent work for women and men in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

Since Indonesia became a member of the ILO on 12 June 1950, achievements have been made by the country in policy formulation and programme implementation through among others the ratification of conventions, and labour reform. Indonesia has ratified 18 conventions covering labour standards, employment, social protection and dialogue. In addition, Indonesia was the first country in Asia that ratified the eight ILO’s core conventions.

Sixty years have passed, yet commitments and cooperation between ILO and Indonesia are getting stronger. The commemoration of the 60th year of Indonesia’s membership in the ILO will be captured with a photo exhibition under the banner of “A Reflection and Looking Forward for the Indonesian World of Work”.

This event will be opened by Mr. Wahab Bangkona on behalf of Minister of Manpower and Transmigration of Republic Indonesia, H.E. Roberto Palmieri, Ambassador of Italian Embassy and Mr. Peter van Rooij, Officer-in-Charge of the ILO’s Jakarta Office, on Thursday, 8 July 2010, at 16:00 at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta. This photo exhibition is conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration of the Republic of Indonesia and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta.

“This photo exhibition and its catalogue picture the world of work and the ways in which it has developed in the past 60 years. The lessons that we learn can help us to address the challenges of the future,” says Peter van Rooij.

The exhibition will capture what achievements have been made by the tripartite constituents of the ILO consisting of Government, employers’ and workers’ representatives in the past 60 years of Indonesian membership through collected images, articles and headline news that will be shown respectively from 8 to 15 July 2010 at the Italian Cultural Centre and 16 to 22 July 2010 at the Main Lobby of the Manpower and Transmigration Ministerial Office.

For further information, please contact:

Tauvik Muhamad
Programme Officer
ILO Office Jakarta
Tel.: +6221 3913112 ext.103
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