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.

2020

  1. Combating increased exploitation of children during the COVID-19 pandemic

    03 August 2020

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Children’s Day, relevant stakeholders, with support from the ILO, discussed intensified efforts to stop the exploitation of children in the country.

  2. The European Union and National Authorising Officer visit Lariguto-Builale road linking agro-forestry communities of Timor-Leste

    31 July 2020

    The European Union (EU) supports ERA Agro-Forestry Project which provides sustainable livelihoods and access to markets to Timor-Leste’s rural agro-forestry communities through road access.

  3. Ensuring sustainable business operations for economic recovery in Indonesia

    27 July 2020

    UN agencies in Indonesia team up to facilitate dialogues between government institutions and the private sector regarding new protocol guidelines to ensure sustainable business operations.

  4. Tackling the impact of COVID-19 pandemic with transparencies between employers and workers

    21 July 2020

    What can employers and workers do to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic? They can work together. The ILO calls for the cooperation between representatives of employers and workers through social dialogues.

  5. Indonesia and Thailand to strengthen their port inspection to combat trafficking and forced labour at sea

    15 July 2020

    To combat forced labour and human trafficking onboard fishing vessels in the Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Thailand, with support from the ILO, took a step to develop a bilateral protocol on port State inspection on foreign fishing vessels.

  6. Supporting the development of digital learning in Indonesia

    14 July 2020

    The ILO through its skills development programmes supports the capacity building of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in 47 countries, including Indonesia. Nine Indonesian representatives have been part of the ILO’s e-learning programme.

  7. Partnership between Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Industry: Key to workplace readiness

    03 July 2020

    Indonesian government, businesses and technical vocational education and training providers are facing the challenge of high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ILO with its social partners discuss some ways to tackle this problem.

  8. Engaging industrial sectors to address skills mismatch and economic recovery

    30 June 2020

    Engagement of industries is the key for enhancing skills development. Indonesia, with support from the ILO, have promoted greater partnership with industrial sectors to address skills gap and mismatch as part of the economic recovery after the pandemic.

  9. Indonesian trade unions take an active role in skills and employment development

    25 June 2020

    Trade unions have an important, strategic role in contributing to skills development programme and in addressing youth unemployment. Six trade unions confederations, with support from the ILO, have developed their position paper to be part of the regulation formulation on skills development.

  10. Towards skillful generation of Indonesia through enhanced online vocational learning

    22 June 2020

    Responding to the growing importance of digital distance vocational learning in Indonesia as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO in collaboration with the Australian Embassy in Indonesia are organizing a series of weekly webinar on this issue from June to August. These series of webinars aim to strengthen Indonesia’s skills development programme and to build competent, ready-to-work generation.