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.

2012

  1. 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting: “We hope that all the participants will contribute to the implementation of these conclusions …” said Ms Sulistri from KSBSI

    05 January 2012

    At the end of the 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) held in Kyoto from 4-7 December 2011, the General-Secretary of the Confederation of Indonesia Prosperity Trade Union (KSBSI), Ms Sulistri Afrileston hoped that the Conclusions adopted during the meeting would be implemented.

2011

  1. Indonesia: Sub-regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity Overcoming Multiplicity of Unions in South East Asia

    14 December 2011

    From 12 to 14 December 2011, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a regional seminar in Jakarta on Strengthening Union Capacity Overcoming Multiplicity of Unions in South East Asia.

  2. Promoting basic social protection in Indonesia

    14 December 2011

    In Indonesia, informal economy workers and employees without contracts are largely uncovered by social security benefits. It is estimated that 54 per cent of the total population does not have access to social health protection (most of the excluded are workers in the informal economy and their families) and 83 per cent of workers do not have access to other social security benefits (old age, death, work injury).

  3. Indonesian major confederations establish Joint Trade Union Secretariat

    12 December 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing a two-day Sub-Regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity Overcoming Multiplicity of Unions in South East Asia” from 12-13 December 2011 in Jakarta. The seminar is aimed to share experiences on how unions can be united on issues of common concerns and discuss ways as well as means to strengthen their solidarity and avoid proliferation of unions.

  4. ILO Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with Recommendations to counter employment consequences of global economic turmoil

    07 December 2011

    Representatives of governments, workers and employers from the Asian, Pacific and Arab states have concluded a four day meeting at which they discussed ways the region could prepare to counter the consequences of the current economic uncertainty.

  5. The Indonesian Minister of Manpower promotes decent work at the ILO Regional Meeting in Japan

    05 December 2011

    The Government of Indonesia urges countries in Asia and the Pacific region to develop employment policies which focus on social protection and job creation for, especially, young people.

  6. ILO Director-General says policy makers need to reconnect with the needs of working families and put job creation at the centre of economic recovery efforts

    04 December 2011

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Juan Somavia, warned that “dark clouds” are gathering again in Asia, even as growth rebounds and investment is flowing back. Asia’s economy is more open than ever before but with the risk of the global economy slipping into a double-dip recession, this openness has positive as well as negative implications.

  7. ILO Director-General praises Japan's commitment to decent work, says efforts to solve global economic crisis must put people first

    04 December 2011

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Juan Somavia, praised Japan's commitment to creating decent work opportunities for women, men and young people, and called on the country to continue to use its voice in the G-20 to support more concerted international action to put the creation of jobs at the centre of efforts to solve the global economic crisis.

  8. ILO Regional Meeting to focus on employment, economic and social vulnerabilities in Asia, the Pacific

    03 December 2011

    Government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from about 40 countries in Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States will be gathering in Kyoto, Japan to discuss how employment, economic and social progress can be safeguarded in the face of the uncertain global economic outlook.

  9. ILO - INA launch a website to support CSR

    29 November 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Indonesian Netherlands Association (INA) launch today (29/11) a unique event to link businesses in Indonesia with local community programmes in support towards a more sustainable development in Indonesia through www.synergy4life.org.