News and press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO office in Jakarta and Timor-Leste. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.


  1. ILO to launch campaign to improve productivity and competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies in Makassar

    05 November 2012

    To assist SMEs to be more productive, competitive and sustainable, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will conduct a workshop entitled, “Effective Ways, Tips and Tricks to Achieve High-Productivity in SMEs”, on Tuesday, 6 November, at Grand Clarion Hotel, Makassar. The Makassar launch is a follow-up to the national launch which was held in Jakarta on 1 November.

  2. ILO to launch campaign to improve productivity and competitiveness of small and medium-sized Indonesian companies

    30 October 2012

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make a major contribution to growth and job creation in Indonesia, providing 60 per cent of employment opportunities for both women and men. The key to sustainable economic development also lies in the development of SMEs that are competitive, resilient, and can continue to grow, even when market conditions are difficult.

  3. Planning for more and better jobs in the construction sector in Indonesia

    10 October 2012

    The Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration hosts a National Workshop at Kementerian Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi headquarters in Jakarta on 10th of October to discuss and review the achievements of the Government of Indonesia - International Labour Organization’s Local Resource Based (LRB) infrastructure works programmes undertaken in Aceh and Nias over the past seven years.

  4. Launch of the Indonesia Decent Work Country Programme 2012 - 2015

    17 September 2012

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Indonesia 2012 – 2015 will be launched on Wednesday, 19 September 2012, at the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, Jakarta. The DWCP 2012-15 serves as the mid-term ILO programming framework for the work of ILO in Indonesia with full engagements of Government, workers’ and employers’ organization as the tripartite constituents of the ILO.

  5. 10 Asia-Pacific countries to examine green jobs initiatives at Surabaya Conference

    27 August 2012

    Government, employer and worker representatives from ten countries in the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Surabaya, Indonesia this week to examine new ways of generating green employment opportunities.

  6. ILO BOSS Project’s Super Trainer movies win award at film festival in Hanoi

    27 July 2012

    The ILO’s Business Opportunities and Support Services (BOSS) Project developed the Super Trainer campaign to present desirable characteristics of entrepreneurs and promoting entrepreneurship in Timor-Leste.

  7. Assessing trade in services and employment in Indonesia

    11 July 2012

    Services are an important part of Indonesia’s global trade and thus have a significant impact on the domestic labour market and employment. This applies especially to employment generated through services exports, which grew at a moderate rate in the 2000s. Amounting to only slightly more than 10 percent of the value of total exports and imports, both exports and imports of services grew close to the same rate as commodity trade.

  8. ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch Indonesian Child Labour Video in Makassar: Indonesia, I am Your Future!

    04 July 2012

    The Antang dumpsite (TPAS) of Makassar City is located at Tamangapa village, Manggala sub-district—approximately 15 km from center of the city. Started to operate in 1993, it is estimated that 514 children aged 6-18 work in the dumpsite. Most of the children are lack of health and working risks awareness where 67 per cent of them only finish the formal school at elementary school level.

  9. Reducing poverty and creating jobs through cooperatives in Indonesia

    04 July 2012

    The cooperative movement in Indonesia is considered as one of the largest civil society organizations as well as social enterprises with great potential in rural development and employment creation.

  10. Indonesia – Korea to promote responsible business practices and CSR

    03 July 2012

    Responsible business practices and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have emerged around the world and in Indonesia as a new business strategy for long-term business sustainability. In Indonesia alone, there are over 200 garment factories that are owned by Korean investors, all supplying the major brands.