News and articles


  1. Press release

    ILO welcomes Indonesian Jobs Pact

    13 April 2011,

    The International Labour Organization welcomed the signing of the Indonesian Jobs Pact designed to bring the benefits of economic growth to every citizen through the creation of decent and productive employment, making the Indonesian economy regionally competitive, while supporting the national policy goals.

  2. Press release

    ILO-Bappeda to identify constraints to employment growth in Maluku

    08 April 2011,

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Provincial Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in Maluku will organize a training workshop on employment diagnostic analysis from 11 – 13 April 2011 at the Swiss-Bel Hotel, Ambon, Maluku. The workshop is aimed to identify the main challenges and opportunities for increasing productive employment in Maluku and to build capacity in employment diagnostic analysis among policymakers, social partners and academia as part of the efforts to boost employment growth in Maluku.

  3. Climate change adaptation

    Climate Change Adaptation Demonstration Project (CCAP)

    07 April 2011,

    Agusan del Norte is now among the few provinces in the Philippines well-equipped for Climate Information Monitoring and Early Warning.

  4. Press release

    ILO launches book on the causes, consequences and policy responses to the Great Recession of 2008-09

    07 April 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO is launching a book analysing the causes and consequences of the global economic and jobs crises and offering policy responses for both developing and developed countries.

  5. Press release

    Indonesia hosting an exchange of experiences of seven countries on how to boost productivity and competitiveness of small medium-enterprises

    01 April 2011,

    Employing more than 95 per cent of the world’s working population, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main source of employment in developing countries, including Indonesia, but many of these have been severely affected by the global economic crisis. In Indonesia, for example, more than 60 per cent of the labour force, is employed in SMEs. And, most Indonesian SMEs are vulnerable to external shocks and have been finding it difficult to sustain operations due to the global crisis.

  6. Press release

    Building the commitment to reach a future without child labour in Jember, East Java

    31 March 2011,

    Child labour is found in almost every district in Indonesia, including in Jember, East Java where child labour can be found in various sectors such as in agriculture, including plantations, as domestic workers and in (other parts of) the informal economy such as street children. In addition, with a high rate of migration, Jember district is also vulnerable to child trafficking.

  7. Press release

    8 countries to discuss improving education, training for persons with disabilities

    28 March 2011, BANGKOK

    BANGKOK (ILO News) - Representatives from eight Asian countries will attend a Bangkok conference focusing on opening up educational and training opportunities to persons with disabilities.

  8. Press release

    ILO Country Director Mr Donglin Li Conferred with Pakistan’s Highest Civilian Award

    24 March 2011,

    Pakistan President H.E. Mr Asif Ali Zardari on the occasion of National Day conferred the SITARA-I-QUAID-I-AZAM Civil Award to Mr Donglin Li, former Country Director of International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Country Office for Pakistan, for his excellent services to the people of Pakistan. Mr Li is the present Country Director of the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The Investiture Ceremony for the Awards took place on 23 March 2011 at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, hosted by H.E. Ms Seema Illahi Baloch, the High Commissioner of Pakistan.

  9. Press release

    Fair and equitable policies are key to quick recovery of Indonesia

    23 March 2011,

    The global crisis had a relatively limited impact on the Indonesian economy and labour markets due to Indonesia’s favourable initial conditions and because of early implementation of counter-cyclical monetary and fiscal measures, said the new study released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday, 23 March. The study entitled “Indonesia: Reinforcing Domestic Demand in Times of Crisis” highlights how well-designed employment and social policies helped Indonesia recover quickly from the crisis.

  10. Gender equality

    Sharing successful strategies for women’s entrepreneurship development: Learning from good practices

    18 March 2011,

    The National Workshop on Successful Strategies for Women’s Entrepreneurship Development is an opportunity for project’s partner organizations - Viet Nam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) and Viet Nam Women Union at national and local levels – as well as INGOs, donors and technical agencies to share experiences regarding economic empowerment of women and mainstreaming gender equality concerns in the field of entrepreneurship development.