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 is developing its National OSH Programme 2019-2024

    29 January 2019

    Indonesia has a long history in occupational safety and health (OSH). To improve its OSH prevention culture, the country is now in the process of formulating its National OSH Programme 2019-2024.

  2. ILO team up with Vocational Center of BBPLK-Bekasi to increase women labour participation in STEM-related fields

    28 January 2019

    Indonesian female workers are more likely to be employed in an occupation at high risk of automation across all industries. The ILO has teamed up with National Vocational Training Development Centre to increase women participation at work fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  3. Towards more integrated OSH programmes

    21 January 2019

    The ILO initiated an occupational safety and health (OSH) consultative meeting with its relevant social partners. By sharing OSH knowledge, programmes, lessons learnt and challenges, the ILO and its social partners could develop stronger workplace prevention culture.

  4. ILO Courtesy Visit to the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs

    17 January 2019

    The ILO country Office for Indonesia led by the Country Director, Michiko Miyamoto, had a courtesy visit to Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

  5. Strengthening the roles of Indonesian OSH Council to provide better protection for young workers

    14 January 2019

    The participation of Indonesian youth in promoting OSH is crucial. About half the 130 million population is under the age of 30 and many of them work in sectors with a high risk of workplace accidents and disease, such as the construction sector. The ILO assisted the Indonesian OSH Council (DK3N) to strengthen its young workers’ task force so that youth have a greater voice in national OSH policy deliberations.

  6. Sharing lessons learnt in promoting evidence-based wages fixing and collective bargaining in the garment sector

    04 January 2019

    The Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) came to an end in March 2019, and contributed to promoting evidence-based minimum wage fixing and wage policy development and interest-based collective bargaining in the garment sector in Indonesia.


  1. ILO: Social protection coverage has improved in ASEAN, but migrant workers remain among the least protected

    18 December 2018

    Despite considerable progress made in the expansion of social security coverage of migrant workers in ASEAN, migrant workers remain among the least protected, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new study.

  2. Joining forces to promote non-discriminatory policies at the workplace and VCT@Work

    18 December 2018

    To commemorate the 2018 World AIDS Day, the ILO together with its social partners have joined forces to conduct and implement a series of commitments and programmes regarding the importance of knowing your status and the implementation of the non-discriminatory policy at the workplace.

  3. Reactivating the Indonesian Workplace Working Group on HIV

    17 December 2018

    The ILO facilitated the efforts led by the Ministry of Manpower to reactivate the Workplace Working Group on HIV.

  4. Established, a trade union network for fostering social dialogue in Indonesia palm oil industry

    14 December 2018

    Indonesia is one of the biggest producers of palm oil in the world. Trade unions federations in the palm oil sector initiated the establishment of the Indonesia Palm Oil Trade Union Network to promote social dialogue as means to realize decent work in this sector.