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 – Ministry of Manpower examine workplace cooperation in small and medium enterprises to boost productivity and competitiveness

    10 January 2011

    Being more vulnerable to external shocks, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia have been finding it difficult to sustain operations due to the global crisis. To further assist SMEs to be more productive, competitive and sustainable, the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration will organize an impact assessment workshop on Tuesday, 11 January, at the Tripartite Room, Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration.


  1. International Migrants Day 2010: A stronger commitment for the protection of Indonesian migrant workers

    17 December 2010

    Approximately 700,000 documented Indonesian migrant workers go overseas each year to seek better income opportunities in the Middle East, South East Asia and East Asia. Of these documented migrant workers, approximately 80 percent are women working as domestic workers abroad. In total based on the data from BNP2TKI in 2008, approximately 4,3 million documented Indonesian migrant workers are currently working overseas.

  2. Indonesia to participate in the ILO’s Green Jobs Project in Asia

    15 December 2010

    Climate change is an issue of high priority for Indonesia. Like many other countries in Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia has also voluntarily committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions or carbon intensity per unit of GDP by 2020. Indonesia is committed to reducing its GHG emission to 26 per cent – and 41 per cent by 2020 from its Business As Usual in 2005 in case of international assistance. In addition, the Government of Indonesia introduced the Indonesia Climate Change Sectoral with the aim to mainstream climate change in the Indonesian national mid-term development plan.

  3. ILO – MoNE Team up on Training for Jobs

    10 December 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) will hold a five-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on 4 in 1 Training Handbook from 13 – 17 December 2010 in Balai Pengembangan Pendidikan Non Formal dan Informal (BPPNFI) Regional V in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

  4. The First Job Fair and Entrepreneur Expo: A peaceful Aceh starts with decent work

    30 November 2010

    The first Job Fair and Entrepreneur Expo was organized in Banda Aceh on November 24-26, 2010. More than 2,000 jobs were offered by 35 small and large companies in this job fair, including banks, airline companies, mining, electrical power, etc. 35 micro enterprises also participated in the entrepreneur expo showing their products and sharing their success stories.

  5. Important, the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

    23 November 2010

    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. ILO report sees “volatile and uneven recovery” across economic sectors in 2010

    10 November 2010

    The ILO’s Sectoral Activities Department has released new data showing that employment is recovering unevenly across sectors in the first half of 2010 and will continue to do so over the remainder of the year. The new ILO paper based on data from 13 sectors in 51 developed and developing countries says that while construction and manufacturing have lost a total of more than 5 millions jobs in the first quarter of 2010 (compared to 2009), the health sector has added almost 2.8 million jobs during the same period though compared to 2008.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.