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 to improve its social protection system by adding unemployment benefit

    09 March 2020

    The Government of Indonesia is in the process of setting up an unemployment benefit scheme to better protect the workers from any involuntary resignation cases. To find the most suitable mechanism for Indonesia, the government and other related stakeholders learnt good practices from other Asian countries.

  2. Indonesia to learn unemployment benefit schemes from five countries’ experiences

    03 March 2020

    Experts from five countries share their experiences in providing protection against unemployment as lessons learnt for Indonesia.

  3. Breaking down barriers for girls and women in STEM

    11 February 2020

    The ILO in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland in Indonesia hosted a joint event to inspire more girls and women to join STEM related fields. Five young women in STEM shared their journeys and aspirations.

  4. Advancing women in STEM for the future of work

    07 February 2020

    As women workers are employed predominantly in jobs requiring low science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills, they are 1.2 times more likely to be employed in an occupation at high risk of automation across all industries.

  5. Reaching out to a better, creative future with entrepreneurship

    05 February 2020

    The joint entrepreneurship programme of the ILO and UNHCR has continued to the second batch of young, enthusiast entrepreneurs. They were ready to develop and expand their businesses.

  6. Timor-Leste continue to train local contractors for road rehabilitation

    31 January 2020

    The training is part of the European Union funded programme “Enhancing Rural Access Agro-Forestry Project ERA”.

  7. Indonesia to build a new scheme to protect the unemployed

    29 January 2020

    The ILO with support from the Fast Retailing Co. Ltd commenced a new project to help Indonesia developing an effective mechanism for the unemployed through employment insurance, re-skilling and up-skilling programme and improved public employment service.

  8. Strengthening cooperatives towards socio-economic development in Timor-Leste

    21 January 2020

    The ILO conducted a training workshop with members of a union-supported cooperative in Timor-Leste on how to establish cooperatives based on community needs and how to put cooperative principles into practice.


  1. Closing the gap in skills development through the acceleration of digital and e-learning programmes

    18 December 2019

    The advancement of digitalization and technology has eliminated time and space boundaries, providing an opportunity for people living in rural areas to have a greater access to good quality training at an affordable cost through distance and e-learning.

  2. Public attitudes towards migrant workers remain unfavourable in ASEAN destination countries

    18 December 2019

    Despite their positive contribution, public attitudes towards migrant workers remain unfavourable in ASEAN destination countries, new ILO and UN Women study reveals.