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 supports gender-responsive protection for its migrant workers

    05 April 2022

    Together with the Ministry of Manpower and the Migrant Workers Network, the joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair programme launched gender-responsive guideline and procedure to promote safe and fair migration for all.

  2. Engaging Indonesian mass media to advocate ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention

    01 April 2022

    A series of media engagement activities, jointly conducted by the ILO and the Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) Indonesia, encourage a greater involvement of mass media in a global and national campaign on the ratification of ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention.

  3. The ILO focuses on coordinated efforts in realizing decent work in Indonesia’s fishing industry

    30 March 2022

    The ILO initiates a coordinated consultation meeting for its fishery sector to strengthen its supports to realize decent working conditions for Indonesian fishers within the country and abroad.

  4. ILO and the Ministry of Manpower celebrate the 2022 World Day for Safety and Health at Work by encouraging multi-stakeholder collaboration

    28 March 2022

    Mark every year on 28 April, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Indonesia emphasized the need for collaboration of all parties.

  5. Time for OSH culture to be part in the Indonesian business world

    15 March 2022

    Business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic require new habits, especially in the application of occupational safety and health (OSH) principles in the workplace.

  6. © 2022

    ILO urges the government to heed the rights of female workers in oil palm plantations and fisheries

    10 March 2022

    The ILO Worker’s Rights in Rural Sector with Focus on Women Project and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta held a media webinar regarding women workers in rural areas, in conjunction with the International Women's Day.

  7. ILO-KADIN forge a partnership to improve OSH and COVID-19 prevention at workplace

    09 March 2022

    The ILO and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) have joined forces to strengthen the protection of workers as well as business continuity by improving occupational safety and health (OSH) management and COVID-19 prevention measures in the workplace.

  8. Indonesia’s garment industry to combat gender inequality and empower women workers

    08 March 2022

    Better Work Indonesia (BWI), a partnership of the ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), promotes gender equality through a series of training programmes providing a greater chance for women workers to grow and develop.

  9. A synergy between industries and workers is key to link public employment service and national skills demand

    01 March 2022

    As Indonesia started to disburse unemployment benefits, the Public Employment Service (PES) plays a crucial role in supporting the unemployed return to the job market with support from the key labour actors—government, workers and employers.

  10. Young students debating labour issues in MISMUN 2022

    28 February 2022

    ILO was chosen as one of the committees in Mentari Intercultural School Model United Nations (MISMUN) 2022, where high school students discuss and provide solutions to labour issues in developing countries.