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. The launch of decent work profile for Indonesia: measuring progress towards decent work in Indonesia

    23 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch a Decent Work Profile for Indonesia which assesses progress in the development of labour market conditions and protection for workers over the past decade on Wednesday, 23 May, at Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta.

  2. Indonesian Supreme Court and ILO improving the capacity of industrial relations court judges

    09 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Supreme Court of Indonesia, the Industrial Relations Court (IRC) and the Judicial Training Centre are working in partnership to develop a training programme for newly appointed judges to the Industrial Relations Court (IRC).

  3. Key results of council of ministers meeting in Dili, Timor-Leste

    02 May 2012

    The Council of Ministers met this Wednesday on 2 May 2012 in the Council of Ministers Meeting to discuss key issues, including plan for professional technical education training.

  4. World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Promoting a safety culture in Indonesian small and medium enterprises

    23 April 2012

    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. In Indonesia, SMEs have also become a significant support to the sustainable development of the economy and important channel to absorb surplus labour. In fact, more than 60 per cent of the labour force is employed in SMEs.

  5. ILO and Australian government strengthen technical cooperation with US$31 million Timor-Leste project

    29 March 2012

    The ILO and the Governments of Australia and Timor-Leste have announced a new US$31 million project to significantly improve road transport in Timor-Leste.

  6. Protecting the health rights of Indonesian migrant workers against gender based violence and HIV and AIDS vulnerabilities

    27 March 2012

    Although the Government of Indonesia has issued a number of regulations concerning migrant workers and gender mainstreaming, significant challenges still hamper the development of effective policy and regulations for the protection of migrant workers against gender based violence and HIV and AIDS. 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.

  7. Voices of youth: Facing the global challenge on youth employment

    26 March 2012

    A critical element of the current global jobs crisis is the struggle of young people to enter and remain in the labour market. For those who do have a job, the quality of jobs is often an issue. According to ILO estimates, of the total of 200 million people unemployed worldwide, 75 million, or around 40 percent, are young people. In many economies, young people are 2.8 times likely to be unemployed than adults but in Indonesia youth are 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed than their adult counterparts.

  8. Examining conditions of domestic workers and child domestic workers in Nusa Tenggara Timur

    26 March 2012

    Despite of the importance of the role of domestic workers, domestic work is still not recognized as work. Since their work is done in private households, which are not considered work places in many countries, their employment relationship is not addressed in national labour laws or other legislation, denying them recognition as workers entitled to labour protection.

  9. Promote growth of productive employment in provinces, says new ILO report

    21 March 2012

    While the world economy still struggles to recover from the economic crisis, Indonesia has weathered the crisis better than neighbouring countries and its economic growth is expected to accelerate in the coming years.

  10. Examining conditions of domestic workers and child domestic workers in North Sumatra

    21 March 2012

    The great majority of domestic workers are female with low educational levels; they mainly come from poor families in rural communities. Apart from adult domestic workers, one of the most common child labour forms found in Indonesia is child domestic labour.