Feature stories

This is a list of official ILO feature stories issued by the ILO office in Jakarta and Timor-Leste. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each stories. The most recent stories is at the top.


  1. Positive Impact: SCORE Training contributes to cleaner production and increased productivity in SMEs

    31 May 2017

    5th June 2017 is World Environment Day, providing us with the opportunity to reflect on the current challenges that face our environment, as well as the important gains that have been made in workplaces around the world through SCORE Training. By reducing the environmental footprint we are contributing to a more sustainable economy and a better working environment for all.

  2. Improving domestic workers’ job quality and standards

    30 January 2017

    When learning that she passed the certification examination by the Profession Certification Agency, Misni, a domestic worker from Pandanwangi, East Java, could not hide her excitement. After more than 14 years working as domestic worker, she has never dreamed that she would earn a certification for her competency in doing domestic work.

  3. Financing still troubles small businesses

    25 January 2017

    An opinion-editorial by Owais Parray, the Chief Technical Adviser of the ILO's Promoting Micro and Small Enterprises through Entrepreneur’s Access to Financial Services (PROMISE IMPACT) Project in Indonesia highlighting the importance of micro and small enterprises as the source of employment, yet they face limited access to finance from banks and other formal financial institutions. The Op-Ed is published by the Jakarta Post on 25 January.

  4. Creating transformation from little things with big impacts

    23 January 2017

    The buzzing and humming of sewing machines fill the hallway of PT. Dianatina Ayu, a small-and-medium-sized enterprise located in Kuta, Bali. The sounds are created by dozens of workers who produce various types of garment to be exported to different parts of the world, such as Europe, the United States, Australia, and several countries in Asia.

  5. SCORE Training in International Supply Chains

    17 January 2017

    At the ILO International Labour Conference (ILC), constituents recognized the need to ensure global supply chains contribute to sustainable development, inclusive economic growth and decent work for all. SCORE Training is playing a part in reaching this objective.


  1. Moving forward to fair migration in Indonesia with no recruitment fees

    26 December 2016

    The Government of Indonesia continues to improve its labour migration governance. The Government of Indonesia has also continued to move forward with the application and implementation of the fair migration practices.

  2. What kind of world do you want to live in?

    06 December 2016

    “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.

  3. Investing on gender equality good for business

    30 November 2016

    A medium-sized company in Bali has proven that non-discriminatory practices at the company level, including at small-sized and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), would increase workers’ working performance and productivity.

  4. Financial skills help shape a better future

    01 November 2016

    An ILO project in Indonesia enhances labour productivity, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in key rural activities.

  5. How are people skills improving working conditions in Indonesia’s apparel factories?

    29 September 2016

    Training in communications for garment factory supervisors yields significant improvements in the quality of working conditions and big gains in productivity.