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.

2009

  1. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Yogyakarta

    30 November 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected. Accounts of maltreatment and abuse, especially of live-in and migrant domestic workers, are regularly reported in the media. In addition, in many countries, domestic work is largely performed by child labourers.

  2. Developing strategies for local employment recovery in Asia

    30 November 2009

    To tackle the prospect of a prolonged global increase in unemployment, poverty and inequality and the continuing collapse of enterprises, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), will organize a three-day expert conference on strategies for local employment recovery, skills development and social protection in Asia”, from 1 – 3 December 2009, at Santika Hotel, Malang, East Java, Indonesia.

  3. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Makassar

    20 November 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected. Accounts of maltreatment and abuse, especially of live-in and migrant domestic workers, are regularly reported in the media. In addition, in many countries, domestic work is largely performed by child labourers.

  4. Labour market faces protracted recovery despite economic growth, says new ILO report

    13 November 2009

    Analyses the impact of the global financial, economic and jobs crisis on Indonesia’s labour market and draws attention to some key policy challenges posed by the crisis.

  5. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Semarang

    13 November 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected.

  6. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Samarinda

    10 November 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected. Accounts of maltreatment and abuse, especially of live-in and migrant domestic workers, are regularly reported in the media. In addition, in many countries, domestic work is largely performed by child labourers.

  7. ILO says economic crisis eroding real wages for second year running

    03 November 2009

    Global growth in real wages slowed dramatically in 2008 as a result of the economic crisis and is expected to drop even further this year despite signs of a possible economic recovery, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said today.

  8. Examining international standards-setting for Indonesian domestic workers in Medan

    03 November 2009

    Domestic work is considered undervalued and poorly regulated, and many domestic workers remain overworked, underpaid and unprotected. Accounts of maltreatment and abuse, especially of live-in and migrant domestic workers, are regularly reported in the media. In addition, in many countries, domestic work is largely performed by child labourers.

  9. ILO to campaign on domestic workers’ rights in Indonesia

    03 November 2009

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with Jaringan Kerja Layak Pekerja Rumah Tangga (Jakerla PRT) and SmartFM Network, will hold a series of radio campaigns on standards-setting for domestic workers from November to December in six cities in Indonesia.

  10. Recognizing the rights of indigenous and tribal people in Indonesia

    26 October 2009

    Indigenous and tribal peoples constitute at least 5,000 distinct peoples with a population of more than 370 million, living in 70 different countries, including Indonesia. With 1,072 different ethnic groups, including 11 ethnic groups with a population of over one million people, Indonesia is considered one of the world’s most culturally diverse nations.