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. Providing better economic protection to Indonesian migrant workers

    19 March 2012

    Indonesian migrant workers and their families need to have a good understanding about the financial implications of migration, including the earnings, costs and deductions inherent in placement and employment overseas, as well as hazards and conditions. Financial education plays an important role in enabling Indonesian migrant workers and their families to administer, save and invest the earnings which migrant workers remit to their families on a regular basis throughout their employment overseas.

  2. Examining conditions of domestic workers and child domestic workers in South Sulawesi

    19 March 2012

    To address issues related to domestic workers and child domestic workers and as an effort to provide recognition to domestic workers, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and SmartFM Makassar, a leading radio station in Makassar, will organize an interactive talkshow, “Problems and Solutions on Domestic Workers and Child Domestic Workers in South Sulawesi” on Monday, 19 March 2012, at Krakatau Ballroom, Horison Hotel, Makassar, South Sulawesi.

  3. Examining conditions of domestic workers and child domestic workers in West Java

    15 March 2012

    According to an ILO study in 2004, there were an estimated 2,593,399 domestic workers in Indonesia; of these, 1.4 million domestic workers were estimated to work in Java alone. The great majority of domestic workers are female with low educational levels; they mainly come from poor families in rural communities in Indonesia.

  4. Examining ratification of international migrant workers instruments

    13 March 2012

    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. In 2009, around 4.3 million Indonesians were estimated to be working abroad.

  5. International Women’s Day: ILO – APINDO to launch the Employers’ Guideline on Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

    08 March 2012

    Prevention of harassment in the workplace is both an international and national concern. It is internationally agreed that sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and is recognized as a violation of human rights. Sexual harassment at work can happen to any worker at any workplace—offices, factories, plantations and farms, small and large enterprises.

  6. Examining conditions of domestic workers and child domestic workers in East Java

    07 March 2012

    Domestic workers also represent the single largest group of female salaried workers toiling away in households of others in their own country or abroad. Despite of the importance of the role of domestic workers, domestic work is still not recognized as work.

  7. ILO-Bappeda to identify constraints to employment growth in Gorontalo

    17 February 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Provincial Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in Gorontalo will organize a workshop on Employment Diagnostic Analysis (EDA) from 21 – 23 February 2012 in Gorontalo.

  8. Dhaka: ILO delegation meets trade union leaders and union activists trained by an ILO-ACTRAV Project in Bangladesh

    12 February 2012

  9. Dhaka: ILO Delegation meets with Bangladesh Ministers

    12 February 2012

    An ILO delegation led by the Director of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), Mr. Dan Cunniah, met with several Ministers in Bangladesh during a Mission in the country from 12 to 14 February 2012.

  10. Tripartite Dissemination Workshop in Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) in Indonesia

    09 February 2012

    The Bureau for Workers Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) in collaboration with the ILO Small Enterprise Programme participated at the tripartite dissemination workshop held in Jakarta on 9 February 2012. The workshop provided an opportunity to launch the report entitled “Indonesia: An enabling environment for sustainable enterprises assessment and a survey on workers’ perception” jointly authored by Graeme Buckley and ACTRAV’s senior economist, Mohammed Mwamadzingo.