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 – West Java team up to promote entrepreneurship for transportation workers and their families

    01 November 2010

    Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia, Mr Peter van Rooij, conducted an informal meeting with the Governor of West Java, Mr Ahmad Heryawan, on 28 October 2010 in the Pakuan State-owned Building, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.The meeting discussed possible joint programmes and activities to promote entrepreneurship in West Java.

  2. ILO supports the establishment of Indonesian Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Association (ISA)

    22 October 2010

    Providing a quality entrepreneurship education and training is a challenge for most countries in the world. In Indonesia, the Government is emphasizing the importance of entrepreneurship education and training as stipulated in the Medium Term Development Planning. In order to support the development of entrepreneurship training in Indonesia, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has created and supported a network of entrepreneurship training through Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) programme.

  3. ILO launches new statistics database: Short term indicators of the labour market

    20 October 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a new statistics database containing timely information on the labour market and consumer prices aimed at providing vital information needed by policy makers faced with a global economic and social crisis.

  4. Regional conference towards a domestic workers’ convention

    06 October 2010

    Domestic workers’ organizations in conjunction with national trade union centres and trade unions from all over Asia will gather to discuss the issues relating to domestic workers’ labour rights and how best to fill the protection gaps inherent in many national laws during 7 – 9 October at Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Jakarta.

  5. ILO Social dialogue on informal economy and decent work

    28 September 2010

    Despite the decline in unemployment and poverty in Indonesia, the number of workers in the informal economy increased by about 2 million between August 2008 and February 2009 as a consequence of the recent global financial and economic crisis.

  6. Asia Pacific Regional Workshop Entrepreneurship Education: “Improve quality and impact of youth entrepreneurship training”

    20 September 2010

    Latest ILO data indicates that 190.2 million people were unemployed across the globe in 2008, of which 75.9 million were aged between 15 and 24.

  7. Irish Aid and Ministry of Economy and Development: a new partnership for private sector development in Timor-Leste

    20 September 2010

    The Timorese Government attaches great importance to developing a vibrant private sector. In particular, the Ministry of Economy and Development (MED) acknowledges that Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) are the engine for sustainable development and employment creation and is committed to tackle the constraints hampering their consolidation and growth.

  8. Youth unemployment at highest recorded level - ILO report; 36 million Asia Pacific young people unemployed – A possible “Lost generation”

    12 August 2010

    The global unemployment rate for young people has risen to its highest recorded level, and is expected to continue increasing until the end of 2010, a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

  9. Infrastructure, governance and education, the key to Indonesia's growth

    10 August 2010

    Indonesia needs to tackle its infrastructure, governance, and education deficiencies in order to propel the economy into a higher, more inclusive, and sustainable growth path, a new Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Labour Organization (ILO), and Islamic Development Bank (IDB) report said.

  10. Nias moving towards sustainable development: Government of Indonesia launches strategic reconstruction projects

    30 July 2010

    The Government of Indonesia launched three strategic projects on Nias Islands of North Sumatra Province as part of its Nias Continuation of Post-tsunami Reconstruction to 2012 Programme.