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. ILO-Bappenas to identify constraints to employment growth in provinces

    06 October 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) will organize a workshop on employment diagnostic analysis (EDA) on 07 October 2011 at Bappenas, Jakarta. The ILO has developed EDA through Promoting Inclusive Job-Rich Growth Project funded centrally through Stockholm and Geneva by the Swedish International Cooperation Agency (Sida).

  2. The long journey of justice for Indonesian migrant workers

    04 October 2011

    As the second largest sending country, some 700.000 documented Indonesian migrant workers leave the country for work abroad, primarily in East and South East Asia as well as the Middle East. Of these, 78 per cent work as domestic workers.

  3. ILO to share its lessons learnt on school to work transition

    03 October 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing a two-day Technical Seminar on Impact and Lessons Learnt on School to Work Transition, from 4 – 5 October at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jakarta, based on its experience executing the Education and Skills Training project for Youth Employment since 2008.

  4. ILO launches a photo essay on migrant workers - “The long road home: Journeys of Indonesian migrant workers”

    26 September 2011

    Growing numbers of Indonesian women and men continue to opt for overseas labour migration as the best way of securing an adequate income for their families and escaping poverty. However, the social and economic costs of migration to the workers and their families are many, but are often poorly understood and documented.

  5. 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).

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.