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. Bridging Indonesia's skills gap through partnership between industry - vocational education and training

    26 June 2019

    Skills mismatch is one of the reasons of unemployment in Indonesia. Skills needs of enterprises are often not well-communicated or understood by technical education and vocational training (TVET).

  2. Learning OSH in a fun and creative way with OSHNopoly

    14 June 2019

    The ILO promote a fun and creative way to learn about concept and practical information on occupational safety and health (OSH) through a board game named OSHNopoly. ILO Jakarta Office is to launch the Indonesian version of the game.

  3. Working hand in hand to strengthen OSH programmes at national and provincial level

    10 June 2019

    The ILO and its social partners continue to work together in creating a culture of prevention through the development of national OSH programme and building the capacity for OSH provincial stakeholders.

  4. BWI programme continue to support the implementation of labour compliance in garment industry

    31 May 2019

    The ILO through its Better Work Indonesia (BWI) programme continue to improve working conditions and competitiveness in the global garment industry by strengthening its collaboration with the social partners.

  5. Inauguration of Maliana – Saburai rural road in Bobonaro Municipality

    22 May 2019

    TThe Ministry of Public Works (MPW), inaugurated one of its rehabilitated core rural roads, the Maliana – Saburai road in Bobonaro Municipality.

  6. Promoting wider participation of girls and women in ICT

    20 May 2019

    To promote wider participation of girls and women in ICT, the ILO shared its Women in STEM programme and its collaboration with a public training center on ICT skills training for women.

  7. Recognizing the dangers of asbestos

    08 May 2019

    The ILO in collaboration with the Indonesia Ban Asbestos Network (INA-BAN) raised the public awareness about the danger of asbestos.

  8. Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the ILO team up to build a community- and employment-based tourism in Indonesia

    06 May 2019

    The Government of Indonesia has prioritized 10 tourism destinations across the country which is called “the next 10 Bali’s”. A large amount of government resources has been allocated to transform these areas to be world class tourism hot spots.

  9. Celebrating the 2019 Labour Day, Timor-Leste continue to promote social justice and decent work for all

    04 May 2019

    The Government of Timor-Leste together with ILO and other social partners marked the celebration of 2019 Labour Day with the commitment to continue promoting social justice and decent work for all.

  10. Launched, the latest ILO report on finance for small business in Indonesia

    03 May 2019

    The ILO launched its latest report on finance for small business, aimed to broaden the knowledge base on finance for small enterprises in Indonesia.