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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. A Photo Exhibition on the World of Work in Indonesia: A Reflection and Looking Forward - Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Indonesian Membership of the ILO

    08 July 2010

    This year Indonesia is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its membership to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations’ specialised agency that was established in 1919 that promotes social justice and labour rights to achieve decent work for women and men in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

  5. President of Switzerland to launch new project helping SME ’s become more competitive, sustainable and responsible

    06 July 2010

    JAKARTA (ILO NEWS) - The President of the Swiss Confederation, H.E. Mdm. Doris Leuthard will attend the signing ceremony of the Joint Commitment on Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) in Jakarta, on Tuesday 6 July, 2010.

  6. World Day against Child Labour: Reviewing the Current Status and Plans for the Future on the Elimination of Child Labour

    02 July 2010

    JAKARTA (ILO News): Since early 2000, there have been important developments in the efforts to eliminate child labour in Indonesia.

  7. Socialization of ILO Recommendation: Workers’ Social Security and Health: Integrated TB and HIV Prevention and Treatment at the Workplace

    29 June 2010

    A national workshop addressing on Workers’ Social Security and Health : Integrated TB and HIV Prevention and Treatment at the Workplace held on Tuesday, 29 June, in Arya Duta Hotel, Jakarta.

  8. ILO’s Regional Workshop Decent Work in the Indonesian Forestry Industries

    22 June 2010

    The ILO office in Jakarta in collaboration with FSP KAHUTINDO, APINDO and BWI has organised a regional workshop on decent work in the Indonesian forestry industries at Ciputra Golf Club Hotel, Surabaya, from Monday-Tuesday, 21st-22nd June 2010.

  9. Timor-Leste to receive funding for social security development from Brazil: South-South cooperation project worth more than $500,000

    16 June 2010

    The agreement was signed at a ceremony held during the International Labour Conference (ILC), in Geneva. The ILC is the annual meeting of the 183 member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO) the UN agency dealing with work and workplace issues.

  10. World Day against Child Labour - countries to "go for the goal" and tackle child labour

    10 June 2010

    As the football World Cup in South Africa kicked off, countries throughout Asia-Pacific marked World Day against Child Labour with an urgent appeal to "Go For the goal - end child labour".