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. Indonesia enhances its human resources for more effective social security programmes

    02 March 2021

    Since the reform of national social security system in 2004, Indonesia has continued to improving its social security system. With support from the ILO, the country is enhancing its human resources’ capacities to run the system more effectively and to ensure the protection of its people.

  2. Webinar sheds light on gender disparity in seafaring employment

    27 February 2021

    ILO programme works with Indonesia polytechnic to improve working conditions for female seafarers

  3. © Marvin Meyer 2021

    Rapid growth of digital economy calls for coherent policy response

    23 February 2021

    The growth of digital labour platforms is presenting opportunities and challenges for workers and businesses and a need for international policy dialogue.

  4. Safer workplaces by integrating HIV and COVID-19 prevention programme

    22 February 2021

    The ILO and its social partners continue to promote an integrated prevention programme for both HIV and COVID-19 to create safer, more productive workplaces.

  5. © Madiun Pos 2021

    Empowering special schools to protect students from sexual violence and HIV/AIDS

    17 February 2021

    The ILO conducted a validation training of trainers for teachers of disabled students to prevent sexual violence against and promote HIV awareness for students with disabilities, particularly students with intellectual disabilities.

  6. ILO and its partners release a new COVID-19 Guideline to protect both businesses and workers

    11 February 2021

    A new Guideline on COVID-19 Prevention at Workplace was jointly launched by the ILO and its partners, providing key preventive actions and measurements to ensure sustainable businesses and better protect workers in Indonesia.

  7. Addressing gender inequalities and promoting inclusivity in enterprises

    28 January 2021

    The ILO’s SCORE programme helps enterprises to boost their business performances by advancing equal opportunities through gender equality’s training of trainers.

  8. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2021

    ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis

    25 January 2021

    The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies.

  9. Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  10. Investments on OSH improve companies’ safety performances

    15 January 2021

    Indonesia is celebrating its National Occupational Safety and Health month by encouraging beneficial connection between OSH investments and safety performances and by promoting OSH culture in all business sectors, including micro and small businesses.