News and articles


  1. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Indonesian skills training instructors move towards digital transformation

    19 March 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated online transformation in all human activities, including in the skills training sector. Training instructors, thus, need to develop their digital skills to deliver online courses more effectively.

  2. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Soft skills improve the employability of youth and job seekers

    17 March 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO improves the employability of youth and job seekers, particularly from the marginalized and vulnerable groups, through a series of soft skills training programmes.

  3. News

    Mutual trust is a key for improving workplace productivity

    15 March 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO facilitates a bipartite dialogue to build a good labour-management cooperation that leads to improved productivity at the enterprise level.

  4. Op-ed

    Achieving safe, orderly, and regular migration in Asia-Pacific

    15 March 2021, Bangkok, Thailand

    By Ms Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations-Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), Ms Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, ILO and Ms Cynthia Veliko, Regional Representative, OHCHR, Asia-Pacific

  5. Gender and jobs

    Gender inequality is not right and not good for Viet Nam: ILO

    12 March 2021,

    Gender inequality in the labour market in Viet Nam is traced back to the traditional norms, the pervasive organizational cultures and practices in both public and private sectors, and the lack of female voice at the workplace through union representation and collective bargaining.

  6. Decent work

    New cooperation framework towards decent work in Viet Nam under preparation

    12 March 2021,

    Viet Nam’s Decent Work Country Programme for the 2022-26 period will continue the priorities of the current phase on employment, social protection and industrial relations, while addressing the new challenges.

  7. News

    Engaging journalists to better promote the new unemployment benefit scheme

    12 March 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The Government of Indonesia has formally launched the new unemployment benefits programme known as Jaminan Kehilangan Pekerjaan (JKP) early this year. The ILO supports the awareness raising efforts through various channels, including mass media.

  8. Op-Ed

    Creating a green recovery pathway for the Philippines

    12 March 2021, Manila, Philippines

    Building a better future of work and charting a greener economy can lead to an inclusive and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic according to Dr Selva Ramachandran, UNDP Philippines Resident Representative and Director Khalid Hassan of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines in a joint Op-Ed.

  9. News

    Road map towards the ratification of ILO Convention No. 188 to protect Indonesian fishers

    10 March 2021,

    Fishing is recognized as a hazardous occupation with the highest incidence of occupational injuries and fatalities. As the biggest sending country for migrant fishers, Indonesia continue to find ways to provide better protection for its fishers.

  10. International Women’s Day - 8 March

    It’s time to get serious about gender equality in the workplace

    08 March 2021,

    There is no time to waste to tackle gender equality at work says Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO's Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. Now is the time for commitment, courageous choices and concerted efforts from us all.