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.


  1. Towards inclusive cities in Indonesia

    02 November 2017

    Fourteen mayors across Indonesia signed the Charter of the Network of Indonesian Mayors for Inclusive Cities in Indonesia, aimed to respect and support the involvement and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life across cities in the country.

  2. Helping transgender make the most of their money

    15 September 2017

    Access to finance is a fundamental condition for poverty reduction, job creation, income generation and social protection. However, some disadvantaged groups still experience limited access to employment and finance, including transgender people. They still face the highest level of discrimination, including in relation to employment opportunities.

  3. Towards better, improved employment-related social security in Indonesia

    08 September 2017

    Building greater trust among relevant stakeholders, optimizing benefits adequacy, re-profiling members of social security for workers as well as synchronizing existing regulations were the four recommendations from the joint evaluation seminar conducted by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower in Jakarta on 7 September.

  4. Examining two-year implementation of social security for workers in the digitalization era

    06 September 2017

    Social security system for workers has been implemented for two years in Indonesia. This system covers four schemes managed by the Employment-related Social Security Provider (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) since 1 July 2015: the Work Accident Benefit, Death Benefit, Old-Age Saving Benefit and Pension.

  5. R4D-SP Capacity Development Workshop: Building the capacity of rural roads sector of Timor-Leste

    25 August 2017

    The Roads for Development (R4D) Program of Timor-Leste conducted a one-day workshop on 24 August in Dili to discuss the Capacity Development Framework for Phase 2 of the R4D program. More than 100 stakeholders involved in Timor-Leste’s rural roads sector attended to discuss the capacity development needs in the sector.

  6. Domestic workers voice their aspirations through compilation of stories: “We will not be silent”

    08 August 2017

    As an effort to document the lives and the struggle of Indonesian domestic workers to be recognized as workers, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with JALA PRT and the Jakarta’s Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI Jakarta) is going to launch a book titled “We Will Not Be Silent: 31 Stories of Domestic Workers Behind the Domestic Walls” on Thursday, 10 August 2017, at Wisma Antara, Jakarta.

  7. Launch of skills training initiative for domestic workers: Improving domestic workers’ job quality and standards

    04 August 2017

    Many domestic workers endure very poor working conditions, many are underpaid, have no social security coverage, work long hours, in difficult and not always in safe conditions. Some are even vulnerable to the threat of trafficking, sexual, physical and psychological abuse.

  8. Students as agents of change for the elimination of child domestic labour

    25 July 2017

    Students could act as agents of change for their countries. Their efforts need to be supported with suitable activities such as dialogues, discussions and knowledge sharing events.

  9. Launch of the National Employment Strategy of Timor-Leste

    17 July 2017

    On July 17, the Government, through the Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment Policy (SEPFOPE), with the support of the Office of the Minister of State, Economic Affairs Coordinator (MECAE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), launched the "National Employment Strategy" (NES) program for the period 2017-2030, which took place in the Suai Room, Timor Plaza, Dili.

  10. Indonesia policy makers to better coordinate on SME policies

    22 June 2017

    Indonesian policy makers, representing relevant ministries, key labour actors and organizations including business development services, have formulated joint intervention programmes to promote better market access and to enhance the application of the information technology as critical steps to develop more coordinated policies and to improve small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia.