Feature stories

This is a list of official ILO feature stories issued by the ILO office in Jakarta and Timor-Leste. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each stories. The most recent stories is at the top.

2020

  1. The Voice of the Silent: A social campaign to promote inclusive and equal employment opportunities

    10 December 2020

    The new company member of the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN), Burger King Indonesia, shares benefits gained by employing people with disabilities. The IBDN is supported by the ILO, Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesia Employers’ Association (Apindo).

  2. Building the engine of economic recovery

    27 November 2020

    International Labour Organization teams up with Indonesia’s Manado State Polytechnic to prepare the next-generation workforce of the tourism industry for the future

  3. Paving their ways to online business: Story of two entrepreneurs with disabilities

    26 November 2020

    Two entrepreneurs with disabilities participated in ILO online shopping business administration and training became more confident in transitioning to online business. These are their stories.

  4. Building hopes and making dreams come true in the midst of pandemic

    19 November 2020

    As COVID-19 reshapes the world of work, ILO is helping vulnerable people in Indonesia to stay competitive and improve their livelihoods.

  5. The road to employment and livelihoods in Timor-Leste

    02 November 2020

    Lack of access to schools, marketplaces and hospitals is a challenge for communities in Timor-Leste, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. An ILO initiative to rehabilitate rural roads is helping break their isolation, provide jobs and improve livelihoods.

  6. From pandemic to business opportunity

    21 October 2020

    A young entrepreneur from Jakarta has overcome the challenges of COVID-19 to expand her culinary business. She shared her inspiring business journey with Indonesian youth during an event supported by the ILO recently.

  7. Online shops help entrepreneurs with disabilities meet COVID challenges

    01 October 2020

    As COVID-19 reshapes the world of work, ILO is helping vulnerable people in Indonesia to stay competitive and improve their livelihoods.

  8. Building comprehensive protection against unemployment

    18 September 2020

    An opinion editorial by Kazutoshi Chatani, Employment Specialist and Fasrul, Programme Officer for Public Employment Service, International Labour Organization, focusing on the protection against unemployment in Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 18 September.

  9. Why skills development is even more imperative for Indonesia

    13 July 2020

    An opinion editorial by Tauvik Muhamad and Dede Sudono, Project Manager and Project Officer, respectively, of the ILO's industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase-2 Project, focusing on the importance of skills development for Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 11 July.

  10. Skills development during and after the pandemic: Challenges and opportunities

    09 July 2020

    Skills development can improve productivity and help workers, including youth, diversify their employment opportunities. Yet, skills development programmes have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. Tauvik Muhamad, ILO’s Japan Skills Project Manager, provided insights on how to continue improving skills development during and after the pandemic as part of the effort to build ready-to-work, skillful generation of Indonesia.