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.

2009

  1. International Migrants Day: Finding solutions to the problems of Indonesian migrant workers

    17 December 2009

    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 approximately 2,7 million documented Indonesian migrant workers are currently working overseas.

  2. ILO warns “early exit” from stimulus measures could prolong job crisis

    07 December 2009

    An “early exit” from support measures adopted in response to the global economic crisis could postpone a jobs recovery for years and render the fledgling economic upturn “fragile and incomplete”, a new report by the research arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

  3. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Surabaya

    03 December 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected. Accounts of maltreatment and abuse, especially of live-in and migrant domestic workers, are regularly reported in the media. In addition, in many countries, domestic work is largely performed by child labourers.

  4. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Yogyakarta

    30 November 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected. Accounts of maltreatment and abuse, especially of live-in and migrant domestic workers, are regularly reported in the media. In addition, in many countries, domestic work is largely performed by child labourers.

  5. Developing strategies for local employment recovery in Asia

    30 November 2009

    To tackle the prospect of a prolonged global increase in unemployment, poverty and inequality and the continuing collapse of enterprises, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), will organize a three-day expert conference on strategies for local employment recovery, skills development and social protection in Asia”, from 1 – 3 December 2009, at Santika Hotel, Malang, East Java, Indonesia.

  6. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Makassar

    20 November 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected. Accounts of maltreatment and abuse, especially of live-in and migrant domestic workers, are regularly reported in the media. In addition, in many countries, domestic work is largely performed by child labourers.

  7. Labour market faces protracted recovery despite economic growth, says new ILO report

    13 November 2009

    Analyses the impact of the global financial, economic and jobs crisis on Indonesia’s labour market and draws attention to some key policy challenges posed by the crisis.

  8. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Semarang

    13 November 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected.

  9. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Samarinda

    10 November 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected. Accounts of maltreatment and abuse, especially of live-in and migrant domestic workers, are regularly reported in the media. In addition, in many countries, domestic work is largely performed by child labourers.

  10. ILO says economic crisis eroding real wages for second year running

    03 November 2009

    Global growth in real wages slowed dramatically in 2008 as a result of the economic crisis and is expected to drop even further this year despite signs of a possible economic recovery, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said today.