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. ILO to share its lessons learnt in promoting food security and sustainable livelihoods

    22 November 2016

    Food insecurity is one of the most significant development constraints in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province of Indonesia. Food availability is significantly impacted by severe agro-climatic conditions and seasonality. Some efforts have been taken to assist the Government of NTT in promoting agricultural production and in adopting measures for its farmers.

  2. Enhancing industrial relations in Indonesia through sustainable and responsible business enterprise

    16 November 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will organize an Industrial Relations Forum titled “Sustainable and Responsible Business Enterprises within Enterprises: Pathways to Enhancing Industrial Relations in Indonesia” on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, in Jakarta.

  3. ILO to encourage positive contribution of multinational enterprises in Indonesia

    15 November 2016

    Multinational enterprises are the principal drivers of globalization and through their operations influence the working and living conditions of people worldwide. Therefore, they have a vital role to play in promoting economic and social progress.

  4. ILO hosted an initial discussion on future of work initiatives in Indonesia

    07 November 2016

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of change. There are several forces transforming it, from the onward march of technology , the impact of, and responses to climate change, to the changing character of production and employment, to name a few.

  5. Companies to tackle youth unemployment through apprenticeship programme

    02 November 2016

    The world is facing a growing youth unemployment crisis, including Indonesia. In many economies, young people are 2.8 times likely to be unemployed than adults but in Indonesia youth are 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed than their adult counterparts.

  6. Empowering youth through knowledge sharing

    31 October 2016

    Through knowledge-sharing events presenting inspiring stories by inspiring young speakers, Indonesian youth can further learn how to understand themselves better and to continue pursuing their passion and dreams. The ILO has a long standing commitment to promote decent work for youth.

  7. Youth employment interactive discussion: Bridging the gap of work for Indonesian youth

    29 October 2016

    Today’s young people are known as the best educated generation ever and have clear ideas about fulfilling their aspirations at work and in society. However, the world is facing a growing youth unemployment crisis. In many economies, young people are 2.8 times likely to be unemployed than adults but in Indonesia youth are 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed than their adult counterparts.

  8. Timor-Leste to develop its National Social Protection Strategy

    24 October 2016

    The Government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO, conducted a two day Seminar for the Development of the National Social Protection Strategy in Timor-Leste in October. The Seminar was conducted in the same week as the National Parliament of Timor-Leste passed the law for the creation of the country’s first contributory social security schemes.

  9. Commemorating the 71th Anniversary of the UN: Enhancing multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development in Indonesia

    24 October 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) participated in an interactive discussion, titled “Indonesia-UN Collaborative Actions: Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for Sustainable Development”, in Jakarta on 24 October. The discussion was part of the joint celebration of the 71th anniversary of the United Nations and marked the first year of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  10. Progress and potential: Improved working conditions in the apparel industry make workers’ lives better and businesses stronger

    06 October 2016

    An independent review of the Better Work programme shows significant gains in quality of life for workers in factories they advise, as well as enhanced productivity and profitability for those businesses involved.