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. Instructors of Indonesian TVETs get ready to shift to online training

    19 October 2020

    Following the successful training of the first batch, the ILO together with the Ministry of Manpower has continued the online learning programme for instructors of the technical and vocational education and training (TVETs) centers with increased number of participants and enhanced training materials.

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    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

  3. The ILO encourages more women to start careers in ICT sector jobs

    13 October 2020

    Employment opportunities in the field information and communication technology (ICT) continue to grow along with rapid development of technology. The ILO encourages more women to take part in this field.

  4. Indonesia launches its Decent Work Country Programme 2020-2025 (DWCP) as a response to the fast changing world of work

    30 September 2020

    As a response to the fast changes in the world of work, including the changing of employment regulations, Indonesia identified three employment priorities to realize decent work in the country.

  5. The ERA Agro-Forestry Project closes 3rd Batch training programme and launches new trial contracts in Timor-Leste

    23 September 2020

    The training of contractors, engineers and supervisors is critical in facilitating access and market linkages within rural agroforestry communities in Timor-Leste. The ILO in partnership with the Ministry of Public Works has implemented this with support from the European Union (EU).

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    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

  7. Get noticed for employment: The importance of personal branding for job seekers

    22 September 2020

    As technology takes over the world, companies are turning to social media in hiring and recruiting their employees. Good personal branding, thus, can help youth to land their first employment or business opportunities.

  8. ILO and 10 contractors sign agreements for COVID-19 response in Timor-Leste

    21 September 2020

    The ILO in collaboration with Directorate for Roads, Bridges and Flood Control (DRBFC) signed contracts with 10 local contractors as part of implementation of US$ 550,000 ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) COVID-19 Response funding.

  9. Indonesia supports the global movement towards equal pay

    17 September 2020

    Celebrated for first time, the International Equal Pay Day marks the continuous efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value

  10. Preparing youth with skills for employment and entrepreneurship

    16 September 2020

    Youth unemployment remains a longstanding concern in Indonesia. A recent ‘Youth Talk’ supported by ILO helped empower young Indonesians with new, inspiring insights about youth employability and entrepreneurship.