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.
18 November 2019
Transgender persons have the same right to employment just like everybody else. Three entrepreneurs share their journeys of passions, hopes and determinations for equal employment opportunity through entrepreneurship.
12 November 2019
In addition to the lactation room, Better Work Indonesia ‘s garment factory PT Ungaran Sari Garments (PT USG) has moved ahead with a new delivery initiative, ensuring babies of its women workers always have adequate supply of breast milk while their mothers are at work.
24 October 2019
Two women shared their life journeys to be productive with HIV and to continue living their lives to the fullest. Their stories inspired the participants of the ILO’s VCT@Work Programme in Bandung and Medan.
05 September 2019
Timor-Leste needs to promote sustainable, inclusive employment and growth in its rural areas, where 70 per cent of the population live, if it is to achieve its development targets. To help, an ILO infrastructure project is finding work for women and those with disabilities in the agro-forestry sector.
15 August 2019
An industry-based apprenticeship programme in Indonesia is creating employment opportunities for young workers and a new generation of workers for industry.
01 August 2019
A worker-management committee has helped improve facilities for new mothers in one of Indonesia’s leading garment factories, while boosting productivity.
Migration in Southeast Asia should be an opportunity for workers, communities and economies – not traffickers
31 July 2019
Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific; Mohammad Narciri, the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand; and Mr Jeremy Douglas, the Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
15 July 2019
SMK Mitra Industri MM2100 has developed four types of partnerships with the industries, aimed to not only improve its students’ working skills but also to enhance the capabilities of its teachers and instructors according to the changing needs of the industries.
09 July 2019
The world of work needs professional and skilled workers. A strong synergy between polytechnics and industries, as shown by Politeknik APP Jakarta, is able to ensure the absorption of polytechnic graduates by the industries.
28 June 2019
Apprenticeships are important as they are proven effective in adapting to changing skills demand of the economy, a cost-effective and proven method of providing skills to people. Kazutoshi Chatani, ILO's Employment Specialist, explained about the benefits and advantages of the apprenticeship programmes.