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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.