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. 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.

  2. © 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. © Kandukuru Nagarjun 2020

    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.

  8. The importance of strengthening social protection systems to cope with the impact of Covid-19 on the world of work

    20 April 2020

    The rapid spread of COVID-19 has not only caused millions of confirmed cases and hundreds of thousands death worldwide, but also brought significant impact on the economy, employment and social affairs.

  9. Supporting small and medium enterprises through the COVID-19 crisis

    13 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak has hit small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their workers hard, including in Indonesia. So what do SMEs need and what has worked in previous calamities to help them survive? Here are our top five policy options.

  10. © Luis ACOSTA / AFP 2020

    ILO: COVID-19 causes devastating losses in working hours and employment

    07 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis.