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.
22 April 2009
The world is facing a growing youth unemployment crisis. The latest ILO data indicates that out of the world’s estimated 190.2 million unemployed people in 2008, around nearly 75.9 millions are aged between 15 and 24. In many economies, young people are more than three times likely to be unemployed than adults but in Indonesia youth are five times more likely to be unemployed than their adult counterparts.
21 April 2009
In times of economic crisis, migrant workers are often the group of workers most vulnerable to adverse impact, as they tend to have the most insecure terms of employment. As it turns out, the current global economic crisis is no different, as migrant workers of various nationalities find themselves on the receiving end of the downturn.
Commemoration of ILO 90 Years: ILO – Ministry of Manpower to hold joint tripartite dialogue and photo exhibition
20 April 2009
The International Labour Organization (ILO) will mark its 90th anniversary with a world-wide series of activities, including a high-level event in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (MoMT): a joint photo exhibition and a tripartite dialogue.
14 April 2009
The promotion of youth employment is one of the most critical challenges Indonesia is facing today. Nearly 2 million Indonesian young women and men enter the labour market each year. Nationwide, Indonesia’s youth is six times more likely than adults to be without work, representing an alarming youth employment rate of 31%. As a result, the full potential of the majority of Indonesian youth is not being realized because they do not have access to productive jobs.
31 March 2009
The International Labour Organization (ILO) through its Job Opportunities for Youth (JOY) project is actively promoting local economic development (LED) as an alternative development approach. To do so, the ILO operates in two districts of East Java, Malang and Pasuruan, where LED forums have been created and include members of the private sector, government and civil societies.
20 March 2009
Tripartite officials representing government, employers and trade unions will meet at Salak Hotel, Bogor (23-25 March), to look at ways of promoting better workplace through preventing harassment in the workplace. Workplace safety and productivity can be inhibited by prevailing discriminative treatments of workers that lead up to some forms of harassment. Attention to workplace harassment has traditionally been focused on physical violence/harassment.
09 May 2008
The press release focuses on The YEP Programme which will provide job opportunities for up to 70,000 in-school and out-of-school young women and men across all districts through career guidance, self-employment promotion, and short-term employment creation.
28 March 2008
The recruitment process for Indonesian and Vietnamese migrant workers in the Republic of Korea will be discussed at two international meetings being organized by the ILO and the Government of Korea.