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.


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    ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis

    25 January 2021

    The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies.

  2. Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  3. Investments on OSH improve companies’ safety performances

    15 January 2021

    Indonesia is celebrating its National Occupational Safety and Health month by encouraging beneficial connection between OSH investments and safety performances and by promoting OSH culture in all business sectors, including micro and small businesses.


  1. Building stronger solidarity and partnership for safer and fairer labour migration under the new normal

    23 December 2020

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Migrant Day 2020, Safe and Fair programme conducted public dialogue and seminar to better protect migrant workers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Companies share good practices to open more doors for people with disabilities

    21 December 2020

    As a follow up to the revitalization of the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN), the ILO and its partners share good practices and benefits of employing people with disabilities.

  3. Reaching out the first 90 goal by introducing the ILO-WHO Joint Guideline on HIV Self-Testing at Workplace

    17 December 2020

    The ILO raise the national companies’ awareness about the HIV self-testing initiative as part of community-based screening, aimed to increase the number of people who know their HIV status and seek treatment. The event marks the final ILO webinars in conjunction with the commemoration of the World AIDS Day 2020.

  4. ILO-Apindo team up to promote innovative campaign on HIV prevention at workplace

    15 December 2020

    Four winning video blogs (vlogs) on non-discriminatory policy and HIV prevention at workplace were announced by the ILO and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) to inspire more companies combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with innovative campaign using vlog.

  5. Companies join the fight for inclusive workplaces with Indonesia Business and Disability Network

    09 December 2020

    Indonesia strengthen its commitment to develop inclusive world of work by revitalizing the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN). Around 75 companies have recently join the IBDN.

  6. Three companies share good practices for employees and communities to combat discrimination against HIV

    07 December 2020

    The ILO documents three best practices at the enterprise level to inspire more companies to join forces in developing non-discriminatory workplaces and communities. It is part of the ILO support to the implementation of national regulation.

  7. ILO team up with Ministry of Manpower and Apindo to encourage companies promoting inclusive workplaces

    03 December 2020

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) is re-launching and revitalizing the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN) in Jakarta on 3 December.