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. Indonesia to examine its progress on the social protection floor

    03 August 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).

  2. The Australian Government and the International Labour Organisation promote greater access to employment and justice for people with disabilities

    29 July 2011

    Organisations promoting the rights of people with disabilities demanded greater workforce inclusion and an improvement in basic rights this week in Jakarta.

  3. Protecting Indonesian migrant workers against gender based violence and HIV and AIDS vulnerabilities

    18 July 2011

    Indonesian women migrant workers, a majority of whom work as domestic workers, are particularly vulnerable to gender based violence and to HIV and AIDS throughout the entire course of the migratory cycle. Gender based violence stands out as one of the main violations faced by women migrant workers and poses a direct risk to them of HIV infection.

  4. Indonesian electronic industry to improve productivity and efficiency through social dialogue

    24 June 2011

    Representatives of major companies in the electronic industry, trade unions, employers’ organizations and the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration discussed the importance of social dialogue between employers and workers to improve the productivity and efficiency of the electronics industry in Indonesia in Bogor, West Java, from 21 – 23 June.

  5. Indonesia to examine its progress towards achieving decent work

    24 June 2011

    The promotion of decent work is defined as “productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity”. The 2008 ILO Declaration on Social Justice and a Fair Globalization reaffirmed the commitment of Member States to promote decent work based on the four equally important strategic objectives: (1) promoting employment; (2) developing and enhancing measures of social protection; (3) promoting social dialogue and tripartism; and (4) respecting, promoting and realizing the fundamental principles and rights at work.

  6. Tackling child labour through Public-Private-Local Community Partnership

    21 June 2011

    Child labour remains a significant problem in Indonesia. The 2010 National Child Labour Survey showed that 4 million children are working and 1.7 million of them are child labourers, with work that affect negatively their well being, their safety and their capacity to benefit from normal schooling.

  7. World Day against Child Labour: Warning! Children in hazardous work! End child labour!

    10 June 2011

    In a new report issued for World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warns that a staggeringly high number of children are still caught in hazardous work – some 115 million of the world’s 215 million child labourers – and calls for urgent action to halt the practice. The report, “Children in hazardous work: what we know, what we need to do,” cites studies from both industrialized and developing countries indicating that every minute of every day, a child labourer somewhere in the world suffers a work-related accident, illness or psychological trauma.

  8. ILO and BP sign a Public Private Partnership agreement in Indonesia

    01 June 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and BP have signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement to promote employability and entrepreneurship among Papuan youth in Bintuni Bay Area, West Papua, an emerging oil and gas cluster in Indonesia. The agreement was signed in Jakarta on 30 May by Mr Nico Kanter, Head of Country, BP Indonesia and Mr Peter van Rooij, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia.

  9. Indonesia to improve its tourism statistics to create better jobs in tourism industry

    26 May 2011

    Tourism plays a key role in the economic development of Indonesia. Last year, the contribution of the tourism industry to the GDP was more than 3 per cent and the number of visitors to the country is also continuously growing, around 7 million foreign visitors in 2010 and more than 122 million domestic tourists in 2010.

  10. World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Preventing occupational accidents through OSH risk management

    26 April 2011

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) issues are not only the concerns of workers but also the employers. Globally, according to ILO data, an estimated 337 million workplace accidents and 2.3 million deaths occur every year. In addition, the data of the State-owned Enterprise for Workers’ Social Insurance (Jamsostek) revealed that around 0.7 per cent of Indonesian workers have experienced occupational accidents that have caused national financial losses of Rp 50 trillion.