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. Recognizing the dangers of asbestos

    08 May 2019

    The ILO in collaboration with the Indonesia Ban Asbestos Network (INA-BAN) raised the public awareness about the danger of asbestos.

  2. Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the ILO team up to build a community- and employment-based tourism in Indonesia

    06 May 2019

    The Government of Indonesia has prioritized 10 tourism destinations across the country which is called “the next 10 Bali’s”. A large amount of government resources has been allocated to transform these areas to be world class tourism hot spots.

  3. Celebrating the 2019 Labour Day, Timor-Leste continue to promote social justice and decent work for all

    04 May 2019

    The Government of Timor-Leste together with ILO and other social partners marked the celebration of 2019 Labour Day with the commitment to continue promoting social justice and decent work for all.

  4. Launched, the latest ILO report on finance for small business in Indonesia

    03 May 2019

    The ILO launched its latest report on finance for small business, aimed to broaden the knowledge base on finance for small enterprises in Indonesia.

  5. Empowering women workers through soft skills improvement

    02 May 2019

    The ILO’s Women in STEM Project has joint forces with relevant partners to further improve soft skills of women workers to be more productive and competitive at the workplace.

  6. Working together with businesses to strengthen non-discriminatory policy at the workplace

    29 April 2019

    As a follow-up to the commitment of the Indonesia Employers’ Association (Apindo) in implementing HIV prevention programme, the ILO and Apindo trained representatives of companies to strengthen their strategies and actions on non-discriminatory policy at the workplace.

  7. Promoting OSH voluntarily improvements in palm oil plantations

    28 April 2019

    Together with its social partners, the ILO continue to promote the improvements of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the Indonesian palm oil industry. Employing more than five million workers, OSH is still one of main employment challenges faced by the industry. In conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019, the ILO showcase the OSH improvements made through its Palm Oil Project in North Sumatra.

  8. ILO-PT Mayasari Bakti team up to develop a non-discriminatory policy at the workplace

    22 April 2019

    The ILO and PT Mayasari Bakti, one of the leading land transportation companies in the country, have teamed up to eliminate stigma and discrimination against HIV at the workplace through VCT@Work programme.

  9. © World Future Council 2019

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  10. Celebrating the ILO’s 100th anniversary in Indonesia

    11 April 2019

    A series of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the ILO were conducted by ILO Jakarta Office and its constituents. The ILO 100 is also marked the Indonesia’s 69 year journey with the ILO.