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 and Apindo team up to develop skills of the future

    12 December 2019

    Rapid industrial change due to digitalization and automation is inevitable. While digitalization and automation have eliminated many technical jobs, they have created new jobs that require a new set of soft skills beyond technical. Companies need to recognize the skills of the future in the areas digitalization and automation cannot do well.

  2. Building inclusive workplaces in Indonesia

    09 December 2019

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Disability Day 2019, the ILO continues to promote equal employment opportunities and inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities.

  3. UN Women and ILO strengthen support to women migrant workers experiencing gender-based violence

    05 December 2019

    To commemorate ‘16 Days of Activism’ against Gender-based Violence, UN Women and ILO today launched a Training Module on Coordinated Quality Services for Frontline Service Providers which provides guidelines for responding to women migrant workers experiencing gender-based violence (GBV).

  4. Indonesia to develop its National OSH Programme 2020-2024

    02 December 2019

    As a follow-up to its National OSH Profile, Indonesia under its Ministry of Manpower is now in the process of preparing of Presidential Decree on National OSH Programme 2020-2024 to drive sustainable OSH development and implementation in the next five years.

  5. Migrating in ASEAN with a mobile phone: Gender gaps are not only in migrants’ salaries, but also in digital access

    29 November 2019

    The increasingly widespread access to and use of the Internet in the ASEAN region has meant that more migrant workers are now seeking information using social media platforms. However, obtaining accurate and reliable information is still a challenge, not to mention gender gaps in digital access that women migrant workers face.

  6. Indonesia to develop Strategic Programme on HIV Prevention at the Workplace 2020-2024

    27 November 2019

    To strengthen its HIV prevention programme at the workplace, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower, with support from the ILO, developed a national HIV strategic programme for 2020-2024.

  7. Empowering Indonesian youth and refugee youth through social enterprises

    18 November 2019

    As part of the ongoing livelihood skills for Indonesian youth and refugee youth, the ILO and UNHCR introduced the benefits of community-based social enterprises, supported by four social entrepreneurs.

  8. Promoting equality for transgender persons through entrepreneurship

    12 November 2019

    The ILO launched its latest documentary on business development for transgender persons, aimed to inspire more transgender persons to start and develop their businesses as their source of living and a way to promote equal employment opportunities.

  9. West Java Province plan to strengthen the business competitiveness of the garment industry

    08 November 2019

    Ridwan Kamil, Governor of West Java, participated in the interactive session of the ILO’s BWI annual Business Forum in Jakarta. He shared his vision and programme to continue strengthening the business competitiveness of the West Java Province.

  10. Improving Indonesia’s maritime sector through strengthening vocational education

    07 November 2019

    The Indonesian government has made it a priority to strengthen the country’s maritime sector. A new programme - “Skills for Prosperity” - sees the ILO team up with the Government of the United Kingdom to give focused support to this initiative.