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. © ILO 2020

    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

  2. Get noticed for employment: The importance of personal branding for job seekers

    22 September 2020

    As technology takes over the world, companies are turning to social media in hiring and recruiting their employees. Good personal branding, thus, can help youth to land their first employment or business opportunities.

  3. ILO and 10 Contractors sign agreements for COVID-19 response in Timor-Leste

    21 September 2020

    The ILO in collaboration with Directorate for Roads, Bridges and Flood Control (DRBFC) signed contracts with 10 local contractors as part of implementation of US$ 550,000 ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) COVID-19 Response funding.

  4. Indonesia supports the global movement towards equal pay

    17 September 2020

    Celebrated for first time, the International Equal Pay Day marks the continuous efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value

  5. Preparing youth with skills needed for employment and entrepreneurship

    16 September 2020

    Youth unemployment remains a longstanding concern in Indonesia. Skills upgrading for employment and entrepreneurship could help Indonesian youth out of the unemployment.

  6. Indonesia moves towards online training deliveries

    07 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, including in Indonesia, threatening the continuity of skills development.

  7. Instructors of Indonesian TVETs to shift from offline to online courses

    26 August 2020

    The digital transformation of technical and vocational education training (TVET) centres in Indonesia is unavoidable. The ILO and the Ministry of Manpower team up to build the digital skills of the TVETs’ instructors on the creation and delivery of online trainings.

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

    19 August 2020

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

  9. 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).

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

    13 August 2020

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