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. The new ILO Country Director pays courtesy calls to ILO constituents in Indonesia

    29 February 2024

    Simrin Singh, the new ILO Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste, paid courtesy calls to the tripartite constituents and relevant partners in Indonesia.

  2. Launched, the new Agroforestry Skills project to improve youth integration in the Timor-Leste’s labour market

    28 February 2024

    The ILO and its social partners, with support from the European Union, promote skills development for youth and women in Agroforestry sector in Timor-Leste.

  3. Eliminating the vulnerability of female workers to exploitation in the palm oil and fisheries sectors

    27 February 2024

    The ILO together with the Ministry of Manpower and Sectoral Employers promotes gender equality and protection for women workers in the palm oil and fisheries sectors.

  4. New Director for the ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste

    26 February 2024

    Simrin Singh has officially assumed her duties as the new Director for the ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste on 15 February 2024.

  5. © ILO/Gita Lingga 2024

    Sectoral skills council is key in providing skilled workers according to the need of the industry

    23 February 2024

    Five main recommendations to strengthen Indonesian human capital and ensure skills’ link and match in electronics sector are jointly developed by key sectoral labour actors with the facilitation of the ILO’s Skills Development and Responsible Business Conduct.

  6. Timor-Leste launches its Social Security Portal

    22 February 2024

    The Government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO, launches its Social Security Portal in three languages, providing easy access to information to all people of Timor-Leste.

  7. © ILO/Gita Lingga 2024

    Engaging trade unions in skills development for improved productivity and working conditions

    12 February 2024

    The ILO urges trade unions to actively take a leading role in anticipating and building skills for the future.

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    Local authorities at district and village levels play a key role in protecting migrant fishing boat crews from forced labour at sea

    07 February 2024

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme, in collaboration with its trade union partner, builds the capacity of local authorities of Pemalang district, known for its fishing industry, to better protect their migrant fishers through a Migrant Worker Resource Centre.

  9. © ILO/Pichit Phromkade 2024

    Tens of thousands of women migrant workers are empowered by Gender Responsiveness-One Roof Integrated Services Centers

    30 January 2024

    The ILO supports the establishment of Gender Responsiveness-One Roof Integrated Service Center (LTSA-MRC) in four districts to advocate and empower tens of thousands of women migrant workers.

  10. New employment opportunities for laid-off workers on digital entrepreneurship

    25 January 2024

    ILO digital entrepreneurship training, jointly conducted with Evermos, a social commerce reseller platform, not only provides new digital skills, but also opens a new, inclusive employment opportunity.