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 Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with Recommendations to counter employment consequences of global economic turmoil

    07 December 2011

    Representatives of governments, workers and employers from the Asian, Pacific and Arab states have concluded a four day meeting at which they discussed ways the region could prepare to counter the consequences of the current economic uncertainty.

  2. The Indonesian Minister of Manpower promotes decent work at the ILO Regional Meeting in Japan

    05 December 2011

    The Government of Indonesia urges countries in Asia and the Pacific region to develop employment policies which focus on social protection and job creation for, especially, young people.

  3. ILO Director-General says policy makers need to reconnect with the needs of working families and put job creation at the centre of economic recovery efforts

    04 December 2011

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Juan Somavia, warned that “dark clouds” are gathering again in Asia, even as growth rebounds and investment is flowing back. Asia’s economy is more open than ever before but with the risk of the global economy slipping into a double-dip recession, this openness has positive as well as negative implications.

  4. ILO Director-General praises Japan's commitment to decent work, says efforts to solve global economic crisis must put people first

    04 December 2011

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Juan Somavia, praised Japan's commitment to creating decent work opportunities for women, men and young people, and called on the country to continue to use its voice in the G-20 to support more concerted international action to put the creation of jobs at the centre of efforts to solve the global economic crisis.

  5. ILO Regional Meeting to focus on employment, economic and social vulnerabilities in Asia, the Pacific

    03 December 2011

    Government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from about 40 countries in Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States will be gathering in Kyoto, Japan to discuss how employment, economic and social progress can be safeguarded in the face of the uncertain global economic outlook.

  6. ILO - INA launch a website to support CSR

    29 November 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Indonesian Netherlands Association (INA) launch today (29/11) a unique event to link businesses in Indonesia with local community programmes in support towards a more sustainable development in Indonesia through

  7. Indonesian business community moves towards more responsible business practices

    29 November 2011

    Responsible business practices and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have emerged around the world and in Indonesia as a new business strategy for a long-term sustainability. In addition, at the global level, more and more instruments, frameworks and initiatives are being developed and adopted to provide guidance to multinational enterprises and local businesses, often as part of global supply chains.

  8. Providing better opportunities for people with disabilities to start their own businesses

    28 October 2011

    The Ministry of Social Affairs, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded a two-week Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Training of Trainers (ToT) programmes designed for people with disabilities from 17 to 28 October 2011, at National Vocational Rehabilitation Center, in Cibinong, West Java.

  9. ILO to share its lessons learnt on youth employment in Maluku

    25 October 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing a two-day Seminar on Impact and Lessons Learnt on Youth Employment in Maluku from 25 – 26 October at Swiss Bell Hotel, Ambon, Maluku, based on its experience executing the Education and Skills Training project for Youth Employment since 2008.

  10. Indonesia commits to strengthen labour administration and inspection systems

    20 October 2011

    In the world of work, labour inspection is the most important instrument of the state for ensuring labour law compliance in the areas such as industrial relations, wages, working conditions, occupational safety and health, and social security.