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. Exploring the effectiveness of online apprenticeship programme

    29 July 2021

    The ILO and its partners discussed about the effectiveness of online apprenticeship programme as a mechanism to ensure the smooth transition from school/training to work during and beyond the pandemic.

  2. © Dok. Istimewa 2021

    Indonesia strengthens its internal coordination for work in fishing

    27 July 2021

    To be more compliance with the ILO Convention No. 188 on Work in Fishing, the ILO assisted a technical meeting to strengthen coordination among relevant and across stakeholders to better protect workers in fishing sector.

  3. Quality mentors for quality apprenticeship programmes at the workplaces

    15 July 2021

    Mentors play a key role in ensuring the quality of the apprenticeship programme at the workplace. The ILO and its partners jointly developed a free, accessible virtual training module for mentors of industrial apprenticeship programme.

  4. © Andrey Popov 2021

    Indonesia reviews the ratification of the ILO’s Convention on workplace violence and harassment

    14 July 2021

    As the ILO Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment is coming into force, the ILO and its partners in Indonesia examines challenges and opportunities of the ratification this Convention.

  5. Celebrating the anniversary of the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) for a world of work free from gender-based violence and harassment

    13 July 2021

    A wide range of stakeholders came together on 24 June 2021 to discuss steps taken, lessons learned and paths forward towards eliminating violence and harassment in the world of work under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative.

  6. Safe workplaces protect both workers and businesses

    12 July 2021

    The ILO and its social partners discussed ways to maintain businesses while making workplaces safe for workers during the pandemic. The discussion marked the launch of the new Japan-funded Project on enhancement of the prevention of COVID-19 at and through workplaces.

  7. Digital transformation for effective vocational education and training

    09 July 2021

    In line with life-long learning for future of work, the ILO is supporting Indonesia’s development agenda on human capital development by assisting the country in digital transformation, particularly on technical and vocational education and training.

  8. Further policy strengthening required for green jobs to meet full ASEAN potential

    09 July 2021

    First of its kind regional study highlights policy readiness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to green their economies and areas where additional policies are required to capture full potential of shift towards green jobs and a just transition.

  9. ILO facilitates Indonesia-Australia partnership to accelerate digital skills development

    07 July 2021

    Digital skills shortage remains a challenge in Indonesia. The ILO facilitates a partnership between Indonesia-Australia to create competent digital talents demanded by industry.

  10. Indonesia and Japan work hand in hand enhancing COVID-19 prevention at workplaces

    06 July 2021

    COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect businesses and workers. Prevention measures against virus transmission at workplaces is essential in maintaining businesses, jobs and income of people. The ILO join forces with the Government of Indonesia and the Government of Japan to help safeguarding workers’ health and enabling business operations during this ongoing crisis.