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.

2011

  1. ILO-Bappeda to identify constraints to employment growth in Maluku

    08 April 2011

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Provincial Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in Maluku will organize a training workshop on employment diagnostic analysis from 11 – 13 April 2011 at the Swiss-Bel Hotel, Ambon, Maluku. The workshop is aimed to identify the main challenges and opportunities for increasing productive employment in Maluku and to build capacity in employment diagnostic analysis among policymakers, social partners and academia as part of the efforts to boost employment growth in Maluku.

  2. Indonesia hosting an exchange of experiences of seven countries on how to boost productivity and competitiveness of small medium-enterprises

    01 April 2011

    Employing more than 95 per cent of the world’s working population, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main source of employment in developing countries, including Indonesia, but many of these have been severely affected by the global economic crisis. In Indonesia, for example, more than 60 per cent of the labour force, is employed in SMEs. And, most Indonesian SMEs are vulnerable to external shocks and have been finding it difficult to sustain operations due to the global crisis.

  3. Building the commitment to reach a future without child labour in Jember, East Java

    31 March 2011

    Child labour is found in almost every district in Indonesia, including in Jember, East Java where child labour can be found in various sectors such as in agriculture, including plantations, as domestic workers and in (other parts of) the informal economy such as street children. In addition, with a high rate of migration, Jember district is also vulnerable to child trafficking.

  4. Fair and equitable policies are key to quick recovery of Indonesia

    23 March 2011

    The global crisis had a relatively limited impact on the Indonesian economy and labour markets due to Indonesia’s favourable initial conditions and because of early implementation of counter-cyclical monetary and fiscal measures, said the new study released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday, 23 March. The study entitled “Indonesia: Reinforcing Domestic Demand in Times of Crisis” highlights how well-designed employment and social policies helped Indonesia recover quickly from the crisis.

  5. Empowering ex-child labourers with vocational training

    11 March 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) through its International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) is organizing an inauguration for ex-child labourers graduating from vocational training on sewing on Saturday, 12 March 2011, at the International Garment Training Centre (IGTC) in Bogor, West Java.

  6. ILO to assess the impact of trade liberalization on employment

    04 February 2011

    Increasing liberalization of trade and the planned formation of the ASEAN economic community will bring opportunities and challenges to Indonesian businesses. Though exports and imports of goods and services recorded a two-digit decline in 2009 (exports decreased by 11.4 per cent and imports by 19.5 per cent on the year-to-year basis), international trade is back on a steady expansion path from 2010 in Indonesia.

  7. Eight countries meet in Jakarta to exchange experiences on how to increase youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    24 January 2011

    Representatives of governments, workers, employers and specialists from eight countries in Asia and the Pacific are meeting in Jakarta from 25 – 28 January to discuss ways to increase youth employment in the region.

  8. ILO-Bappeda Kupang to identify constraints to employment growth in NTT

    14 January 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Provincial Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) will organize a training workshop on employment diagnostic analysis from 18 – 20 January 2011 at Kristal Hotel, Kupang, NTT. The workshop is aimed to build capacity in employment diagnostic analysis among policymakers, social partners and academia on employment as part of the efforts to boost employment growth in NTT.

  9. ILO – Ministry of Manpower examine workplace cooperation in small and medium enterprises to boost productivity and competitiveness

    10 January 2011

    Being more vulnerable to external shocks, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia have been finding it difficult to sustain operations due to the global crisis. To further assist SMEs to be more productive, competitive and sustainable, the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration will organize an impact assessment workshop on Tuesday, 11 January, at the Tripartite Room, Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration.

2010

  1. International Migrants Day 2010: A stronger commitment for the protection of Indonesian migrant workers

    17 December 2010

    Approximately 700,000 documented Indonesian migrant workers go overseas each year to seek better income opportunities in the Middle East, South East Asia and East Asia. Of these documented migrant workers, approximately 80 percent are women working as domestic workers abroad. In total based on the data from BNP2TKI in 2008, approximately 4,3 million documented Indonesian migrant workers are currently working overseas.