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. © Hoa Tran / ILO 2020

    Southeast Asian Forum for Fishers strengthen efforts to better protect migrant fishers

    03 June 2020

    To strengthen the protection of migrant fishers in the Southeast Asia, SEA Forum for Fishers emphasized the need for streamlined coordination at both national and regional levels during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Better protecting women workers during COVID-19 pandemic

    01 June 2020

    Women are one of the groups being hit the hardest by the pandemic. They also face a double burden of work and domestic responsibilities. The pandemic also make them more vulnerable to violence at work.

  3. © Wayne Grazio 2020

    ILO: More than one in six young people out of work due to COVID-19

    27 May 2020

    The ILO’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 exposes the devastating and disproportionate effect on young workers, and analyses measures being taken to create a safe return to work environment.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. © Ploy Phutpheng / UN Women 2020

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.