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. Promoting equality for transgender persons through entrepreneurship

    12 November 2019

    The ILO launched its latest documentary on business development for transgender persons, aimed to inspire more transgender persons to start and develop their businesses as their source of living and a way to promote equal employment opportunities.

  2. West Java Province plan to strengthen the business competitiveness of the garment industry

    08 November 2019

    Ridwan Kamil, Governor of West Java, participated in the interactive session of the ILO’s BWI annual Business Forum in Jakarta. He shared his vision and programme to continue strengthening the business competitiveness of the West Java Province.

  3. Improving Indonesia’s maritime sector through strengthening vocational education

    07 November 2019

    The Indonesian government has made it a priority to strengthen the country’s maritime sector. A new programme - “Skills for Prosperity” - sees the ILO team up with the Government of the United Kingdom to give focused support to this initiative.

  4. Promoting gender equality through an innovative video blog campaign

    06 November 2019

    The ILO’s Better Work Indonesia (BWI) programme has launched an innovative campaign on gender equality in garment industry. Making the best use of technology, BWI’s campaign ran a video blog (vlog) competition.

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    Indonesia’s tax deduction programme to attract more industries involved in apprenticeship

    29 October 2019

    Indonesia continues to promote greater involvement of industries in the apprenticeship programme to ensure improvements of its human resources. One of the means is through a tax incentives of 200 percent.

  6. Raising the awareness on new labour standard to combat violence and harassment in Indonesia

    17 October 2019

    Following up the adoption of a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment at the workplace, the ILO conducted an awareness raising event to its constituents in Indonesia.

  7. SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

  8. ILO continue teaming up with Angkasa Pura II on VCT@Work in Bandung and Medan

    15 October 2019

    The ILO continue its team up with PT Angkasa Pura II, the state-owned company who has developed a non- discriminatory policy on HIV/AIDS at workplace, reaching out the staff and crews of the Husein Sastranegara and Kualanamu International Airports to ensure zero new infection, zero discrimination, and zero-AIDS related death among productive ages.

  9. Strategic compliance planning for fishing sector in Indonesia

    14 October 2019

    The multimedia video highlights workshops in North Sulawesi and in Bali aimed to promote decent work in the fishing sector of Indonesia.

  10. Experiencing working lives in Indonesia’s garment sector

    11 October 2019

    The ILO in collaboration with UN Indonesia conducted a media visit to one of the ILO’s Better Work Indonesia’s garment factories in Semarang. The media visit provided insights and real experiences to Indonesian journalists about working lives in the garment sector.