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. Staying competitive during COVID-19 with digital skills

    19 May 2020

    Responding to the growing need for ICT skills caused by COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO team up with the Indonesian Retail Association (APRINDO) to provide an opportunity for business owners and laid-off workers to be more competitive with improved digital skills.

  2. Indonesian enterprises barely survive, jobs at risk

    18 May 2020

    Indonesian enterprises and jobs are impacted severely by the COVID-19 outbreak, a recent ILO enterprise survey reveals. Survival of enterprises and saving jobs are a race against time, calling for urgent actions by the government and social partners.

  3. Promoting quality company-based apprenticeship programmes

    15 May 2020

    The current COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting people’s everyday way of living. Besides being a global health crisis, it is also a major social and economic crisis, and in relation to our work and education, it is affecting the way we work and learn in an unprecedented manner.

  4. Strengthening partnership between TVET and industry to address skills mismatch in digital era

    14 May 2020

    Making the transition into decent employment is a tough challenge for young people, even in the best economic times and particularly worse during the crisis like the COVID-19 outbreak. The ILO and its partners examined ways to address digital skills mismatch to smooth transition from school-to-work during and beyond the outbreak.

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    Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, ILO says

    14 May 2020

    Strengthened and comprehensive social protection systems will lessen the impact of crises such as COVID-19.

  6. Managing positive mental health during COVID-19 pandemic in garment industry

    12 May 2020

    The ILO’s Better Work Indonesia developed an online stress management training to create positive working and living environment for workers and management of garment industry during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  7. Supporting the survival of Indonesian MSMEs with business continuity plan

    08 May 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak has hit micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and their workers the harded, including in Indonesia. The ILO in collaboration with SYIB Associations provide an online training programme on business continuity plan to help MSMEs surviving the pandemic.

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    Contagion or starvation, the dilemma facing informal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

    07 May 2020

    Lockdown measures will worsen poverty and vulnerabilities among the world’s two billion informal economy workers, says the International Labour Organization.

  9. Indonesia take actions to stop the pandemic through OSH

    30 April 2020

    As a response to a growing concern over the continuing rise in COVID-19 infections in some parts of the world, including Indonesia, the ILO teamed up with the Ministry of Manpower and National OSH Council (DK3N) highlighted actions that could be taken to mitigate the impact and stop the outbreak.

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    ILO: As job losses escalate, nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods

    29 April 2020

    The latest ILO data on the labour market impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reveals the devastating effect on workers in the informal economy and on hundreds of millions of enterprises worldwide.