Celebration of ILO 100

Celebrating the ILO’s 100th anniversary with ILO Virtual Run on Decent Work

More than 1,500 runners joined the ILO Decent Work Virtual Run to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ILO in Indonesia. The ILO’s Deputy Director-General marked the closing with signing of the ILO 100 Jersey.

News | Jakarta, Indonesia | 08 August 2019
 
The ILO’s Deputy Director-General, Greg Vines together with the Director General for Placement, Training and Productivity of the Ministry of Manpower, Bambang Satrio Lelono and ILO’s Country Director in Indonesia, Michiko Miyamoto, signed the ILO 100 Jersey in Jakarta on 24 July, marking the official closing ceremony of the ILO Decent Work Virtual Run to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ILO in Indonesia.

The signed the ILO 100 jersey marked the closing of the ILO Virtual Run to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ILO
After the signing, they also awarded the ILO 100 medals to the three top 5 distance and top 5 first 100K: Mariani Tanawidjaja, Susanto Tantriady and Desiane Mulya. “I joined the ILO Virtual Run because for me decent work is important but good to have work-life balance for health. I run every day at least 10 km per day to keep myself healthy,” said Mariani who finished the ILO Virtual Run with a total distance of 381.26 km.

The ILO Virtual Run was conducted from 30 June to 14 July for the length of 10 km, in collaboration with Cause, a virtual run platform with a nationwide coverage. The first of its kind, the ILO Virtual Run was followed by 1,569 runners in 127 cities from 28 provinces.

Runners of the ILO 100 Virtual Run

We are delighted with the interests shown by the registered runners. Runners joining this event are also workers, entrepreneurs, employers or future workers. Therefore, we are all calling for the same spirit: Decent Work for All."

Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia
Through this virtual run movement, registered runners can run anytime and anywhere, celebrating 100 years of the ILO and 69 years’ journey of Indonesia with the ILO. The Virtual Run was part of the ILO campaign on decent work and to celebrate ILO’s achievements, reaffirm its position as the UN global organization for the world of work to reflect about .

To involve registered runners and public at large, the ILO in collaboration with Cause and other running communities such as RIOT and Fake Runners, conducted fun run activities in Jakarta and Bandung on 30 June and 7 July, with the participation of more than 150 runners. A closing event was conducted in Bali on 14 July in which the ILO expressed its appreciation and gratitude to all registered runners.

Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia, greatly appreciated the high interests shown by the public at large to join and participate at the ILO 100 Virtual Run. “We are delighted with the interests shown by the registered runners. Runners joining this event are also workers, entrepreneurs, employers or future workers. Therefore, we are all calling for the same spirit: Decent Work for All,” Michiko added.

When talking about decent work, it is not only about decent salary. It is also about occupational safety and health as well as your contribution to the society."

Teul Panda, 29 years old, one of the participating runners

“When talking about decent work, it is not only about decent salary. It is also about occupational safety and health as well as your contribution to the society,” expressed Teul Panda, 29 years old; while Srikandi I. Putra said that “Decent work is about work-life balance where you can balance your obligations at work with your responsibilities at home.”