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 discussed trade unions’ concerns of new unemployment protection programme

    01 December 2020

    Despite ongoing protest against the recently passed omnibus law, unemployment insurance (UI) programme receives a relatively positive sentiment from trade unions. Although they still have some concerns.

  2. Better road access for improved local economic and social development in Timor-Leste

    30 November 2020

    The recently inaugurated 3.6 km road rehabilitation under Roads for Development (R4D) programme has improved living conditions and economic empowerment of local community of Betano-Loro in Manufahi Municipality, Timor-Leste.

  3. Tourism skills development partnership launched at Indonesia’s popular tourist destination

    26 November 2020

    The International Labour Organization supports Manado State Polytechnic’s international maritime tourism curricula development and skills building.

  4. Keeping-up the business spirits of Indonesian MSMEs in the midst of uncertainty

    25 November 2020

    The ILO’s SCORE programme together with the Parahyangan Catholic University not only improve the productivity of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), but also help them keeping their business spirits in the midst of uncertainty. Some MSMEs have shown increased revenues.

  5. Creating a workplace culture of trust with effective communications amid the pandemic

    23 November 2020

    Workplace culture and trust are important during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ILO’s SCORE programme showed that effective communication and transparency are key to overcome employment obstacles in this challenging time.

  6. Combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with creative campaigns

    16 November 2020

    The ILO team up with the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) to empower companies combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with innovative campaign using video blog (vlog).

  7. Integrating HIV and COVID-19 prevention programmes for safer workplaces

    13 November 2020

    Better protection against HIV and COVID-19 can be done by implementing an integrated programme at the enterprise level. One company shares its good practices in integrating these two programmes with support from the health service.

  8. Providing better protection to women against violence and HIV

    06 November 2020

    Women are still vulnerable to violence and HIV. The ILO’s webinar addresses this important issue to strengthen the movement against violence and vulnerability to HIV for women.

  9. Indonesian SMEs turn pandemic into new business opportunities

    03 November 2020

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) participating in ILO SCORE Training shared their business journey surviving the pandemic. They found new business opportunities despite the many challenges.

  10. Breaking the silence against HIV/AIDS among youth with knowledge

    30 October 2020

    To reduce the vulnerability of youth to HIV/AIDS in the country, the ILO with its social empower Indonesian youth with knowledge and better awareness.