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. Migrating in ASEAN with a mobile phone: Gender gaps are not only in migrants’ salaries, but also in digital access

    29 November 2019

    The increasingly widespread access to and use of the Internet in the ASEAN region has meant that more migrant workers are now seeking information using social media platforms. However, obtaining accurate and reliable information is still a challenge, not to mention gender gaps in digital access that women migrant workers face.

  2. Indonesia to develop Strategic Programme on HIV Prevention at the Workplace 2020-2024

    27 November 2019

    To strengthen its HIV prevention programme at the workplace, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower, with support from the ILO, developed a national HIV strategic programme for 2020-2024.

  3. Empowering Indonesian youth and refugee youth through social enterprises

    18 November 2019

    As part of the ongoing livelihood skills for Indonesian youth and refugee youth, the ILO and UNHCR introduced the benefits of community-based social enterprises, supported by four social entrepreneurs.

  4. Promoting equality for transgender persons through entrepreneurship

    12 November 2019

    The ILO launched its latest documentary on business development for transgender persons, aimed to inspire more transgender persons to start and develop their businesses as their source of living and a way to promote equal employment opportunities.

  5. West Java Province plan to strengthen the business competitiveness of the garment industry

    08 November 2019

    Ridwan Kamil, Governor of West Java, participated in the interactive session of the ILO’s BWI annual Business Forum in Jakarta. He shared his vision and programme to continue strengthening the business competitiveness of the West Java Province.

  6. Improving Indonesia’s maritime sector through strengthening vocational education

    07 November 2019

    The Indonesian government has made it a priority to strengthen the country’s maritime sector. A new programme - “Skills for Prosperity” - sees the ILO team up with the Government of the United Kingdom to give focused support to this initiative.

  7. Promoting gender equality through an innovative video blog campaign

    06 November 2019

    The ILO’s Better Work Indonesia (BWI) programme has launched an innovative campaign on gender equality in garment industry. Making the best use of technology, BWI’s campaign ran a video blog (vlog) competition.

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    Indonesia’s tax deduction programme to attract more industries involved in apprenticeship

    29 October 2019

    Indonesia continues to promote greater involvement of industries in the apprenticeship programme to ensure improvements of its human resources. One of the means is through a tax incentives of 200 percent.

  9. Raising the awareness on new labour standard to combat violence and harassment in Indonesia

    17 October 2019

    Following up the adoption of a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment at the workplace, the ILO conducted an awareness raising event to its constituents in Indonesia.

  10. SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy