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. People with disabilities still face obstacles entering formal labour market

    15 February 2022

    The ILO’s latest report on workers with disabilities in Indonesia’s labour market is released, in conjunction with the signing of the Joint Commitment to promote more inclusive workplace in the country.

  2. ILO and Indonesia’s National Commission for Disability join forces to promote inclusive workplaces

    11 February 2022

    The ILO and the National Commission for Disability (KND), a newly established Indonesia’s commission for inclusivity, signed a Joint Commitment to promote equal treatment and opportunity as well as inclusivity at workplaces.

  3. ILO embark on innovative OSH promotion through creative one-minute videos

    08 February 2022

    The ILO announce the winners of its One Minute Video Competition (KOVID) on occupational safety and health (OSH). The winners presented a variety of innovative OSH video stories that will help promote OSH in the country.

  4. OSH preventive programmes are key for business continuity and workers’ protection during the pandemic

    02 February 2022

    The occupational safety and health (OSH) programmes play a key role in maintaining businesses’ resilience and continuity as well as in protecting workers during the time of crises, particularly the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Trade union confederations signed a Joint Commitment to support Indonesia’s national initiative on skills development and lifelong learning programme

    26 January 2022

    Five trade union confederations signed a Joint Commitment on Skills Development and Lifelong Learning Agenda, with support from the ILO, emphasizing the important roles and contributions of trade unions in Indonesia’s human capital development.

  6. ILO, Apindo and PHRI to Enhance COVID-19 Prevention Measures in Hospitality Industry and SMEs

    25 January 2022

    The ILO together with the Indonesian Employers’ Association’s (Apindo) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) unit and the Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) signed a partnership agreement on the COVID-19 risk assessment service for workplaces in Jakarta today.

  7. The financial training empowers a woman entrepreneur: The story of Delila Utan

    19 January 2022

    Repeatedly refused early-age marriage arrangements, a woman entrepreneur in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has become more independent after a financial management training, supported by ILO as part of the UN joint programme.

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    ILO downgrades labour market recovery forecast for 2022

    17 January 2022

    The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2022 report warns of a slow and uncertain recovery, as the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on global labour markets.

  9. © Antara News/Maulana Surya 2022

    Two universities adapt ILO’s SCORE Training programme to continue improving Indonesian MSMEs

    10 January 2022

    Two implementing partners of ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme in Indonesia has adapted and modified the SCORE Training programme to maintain its sustainability and to meet different needs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

  10. © BWI 2022

    Government intervention is needed for the compliance of maternity rights

    06 January 2022

    Many women workers unwillingly hide their pregnancies out of fear losing their jobs. The ILO discussion highlights the urgency of incorporating maternity rights into Indonesia’s social security system.