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. Indonesia moves towards online training deliveries

    07 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, including in Indonesia, threatening the continuity of skills development.

  2. Instructors of Indonesian TVETs to shift from offline to online courses

    26 August 2020

    The digital transformation of technical and vocational education training (TVET) centres in Indonesia is unavoidable. The ILO and the Ministry of Manpower team up to build the digital skills of the TVETs’ instructors on the creation and delivery of online trainings.

  3. Recognizing the value of gender diversity in the workplace: higher profitability, productivity and creativity

    19 August 2020

    Gender diversity at the workplace has helped Indonesian enterprises enhance their business outcomes, contributing to improved profitability and productivity.

  4. New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  5. Addressing a skills mismatch in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Indonesia

    13 August 2020

    ILO webinar highlights opportunities to address Indonesia’s future skills that companies will need tomorrow.

  6. Employers and workers join forces to reinstate the past glory of Indonesian garment and footwear industries

    11 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has threaten the health and livelihoods of workers and employers around the world, including Indonesia. The Indonesian employers and workers from the garment and footwear industries have opted to join forces to overcome the impact of the pandemic.

  7. Towards concerted efforts for business sustainability and protection of workers of garment and footwear industries

    10 August 2020

    The ILO facilitates dialogue among government, workers’ and employers’ organizations on strengthening the coordination and efforts to promote sustainability of business and protection of workers in garment and footwear industries.

  8. Learning good practices in implementing “new normal” health protocol in the workplace

    08 August 2020

    As Indonesia has shifted from the “large scale measures of social distancing” to “new normal” phase, businesses gradually resume their operation. New protocols are needed to ensure workers’ health and safety at work while maintaining sustainable business operation.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.