News and articles


  1. © Michael Coghlan 2020

    Public employment services

    Digital channels improve access to employment support

    26 August 2020,

    A new ILO policy brief shows how public employment services are using technology to increase the help available to people whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19.

  2. Gender diversity at the workplace

    Recognizing the value of gender diversity in the workplace: higher profitability, productivity and creativity

    19 August 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Gender diversity at the workplace has helped Indonesian enterprises enhance their business outcomes, contributing to improved profitability and productivity.

  3. Employment promotion

    ILO supports the Cook Islands to launch an online employment services platform

    18 August 2020,

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries is delighted to support the Cook Islands Ministry of Internal Affairs to launch a new online Employment Services platform to connect businesses with job seekers. This initiative targets people most affected by the impacts of COVID-19

  4. Press release

    New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020,

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  5. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Addressing a skills mismatch in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Indonesia

    13 August 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    ILO webinar highlights opportunities to address Indonesia’s future skills that companies will need tomorrow.

  6. Press release

    COVID-19 disrupts education of over 70 per cent of youth

    12 August 2020,

  7. COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    Employers and workers join forces to reinstate the past glory of Indonesian garment and footwear industries

    11 August 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The COVID-19 pandemic has threaten the health and livelihoods of workers and employers around the world, including Indonesia. The Indonesian employers and workers from the garment and footwear industries have opted to join forces to overcome the impact of the pandemic.

  8. COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    Towards concerted efforts for business sustainability and protection of workers of garment and footwear industries

    10 August 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO facilitates dialogue among government, workers’ and employers’ organizations on strengthening the coordination and efforts to promote sustainability of business and protection of workers in garment and footwear industries.

  9. COVID-19: Stimulating employment and incomes

    Learning good practices in implementing “new normal” health protocol in the workplace

    08 August 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    As Indonesia has shifted from the “large scale measures of social distancing” to “new normal” phase, businesses gradually resume their operation. New protocols are needed to ensure workers’ health and safety at work while maintaining sustainable business operation.

  10. COVID-19

    ILO-supported guidelines for COVID-19 rolled out across workplaces

    05 August 2020,

    The document aims to help prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace, protect of workers’ health and ensure business continuity.