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. Timor-Leste moves forward to reach a future without child labour

    10 October 2019

    The Government of Timor-Leste has launched the first child labour survey and the series of labour force survey, supported by the ILO, to eradicate child labour in all its forms and promote decent work for all.

  2. Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector

    09 October 2019

    ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.

  3. Bipartite dialogue is a key tool for managing conflicts and grievances at work

    08 October 2019

    The ILO and its social partners continue to canvass that use of bipartite social dialogue as a strong tool to resolve industrial conflicts and grievances between workers and management.

  4. Timor-Leste launches its first National Child Labour Survey Report and Mini Labour Force Survey Report 2016

    07 October 2019

    The Government of Timor-Leste has taken an important step in its effort to eradicate child labour in all its forms, particularly the worst forms of child labour .

  5. Bipartite cooperation and dialogue lead to increased productivity and better working conditions

    03 October 2019

    The ILO and its social partners continue to promote bipartite dialogue and cooperation as a win-win situation for both management and workers. Good workplace cooperation are resulted in increased productivity as shown by many Japanese companies.

  6. Southeast Asian Forum for Fishers to enhance efforts to end human trafficking and forced labour in fisheries

    30 September 2019

    The SEA Forum for Fishers (the Southeast Asian Forum to End Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labour of Fishers) agreed on recommendations calling for flag States to protect fishers and migrant fishers on vessels flying their flag, particularly on high seas.

  7. Women in STEM career day: Empowering women through ICT skills

    18 September 2019

    To promote greater involvement of women in ICT-related skills and jobs, the ILO in collaboration with BBPLK-Bekasi conducted a one-day women in STEM career day for young women to learn career options in STEM.

  8. International Day for South-South Cooperation

    12 September 2019

    The United Nations' International Day for South-South Cooperation celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the South and highlights United Nations efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries. The theme for this year is “From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40” focused on the implementation of the commitments adopted in the Plan of Action+40 (BAPA+40).

  9. How technology can provide greater opportunities for people with disabilities

    09 September 2019

    New technology can be an opportunity or a challenge for people with disabilities. An interactive discussion conducted by the ILO and its social partners explored possibilities offered by the technology in providing an equal employment opportunity.

  10. ILO and Fast Retailing group join forces to promote employment and social protection in Indonesia

    04 September 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Japanese apparel retail holding company Fast Retailing have signed a US$1.8 million partnership agreement supporting an ILO led programme to promote employment and social protection in Indonesia.