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 launches the implementation of a digital transformation programme for Indonesian SMEs’ better productivity and competitiveness

    02 March 2023

    The ILO with support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) continues to support the priority of the Indonesian government to promote digital economy and foster digital transformation for SMEs and financial services through the implementation of its Promise II Impact programme.

  2. ILO and Ministry of Manpower to strengthen the implementation of international labour standards

    28 February 2023

    As requested by the Ministry of Manpower, the ILO provides a one-day induction session on international labour standards to strengthen the implementation and the reporting of ILO Conventions ratified by Indonesia.

  3. Bipartite dialogues improve productivity of the palm oil industry and make business more resilient

    22 February 2023

    Upholding the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining is found to be a foundation for improving productivity and increasing number of workers joining trade unions that lead to the advanced protection of workers’ rights in palm oil sector.

  4. Employers’ and workers’ organizations of the palm oil sector join forces to promote bipartite cooperation through social dialogues

    16 February 2023

    The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) and the Indonesian Trade Union Network for Palm Oil (JAPBUSI) sign a Joint Declaration to address decent work deficits in the sector, promote labour compliance and enhance the image of Indonesia’s palm oil industry for sustainability.

  5. A new private sector working group to promote decent work and sustainable growth in Indonesia’s fishing industry

    14 February 2023

    Supported by the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab Multi Partner Fund, employers’ organisations and their members’ fishing companies, form a working group to address existing labour challenges and promote decent work.

  6. Gender-responsive labour inspection to promote workplace free from harassment

    07 February 2023

    The Ministry of Manpower, with support from the ILO’s Improving Workers’ Rights in Indonesian Rural Sectors with a focus on Women Project, mainstreams gender responsive approach to its labour inspection system to prevent violence, harassment and discrimination at work.

  7. Timor-Leste launches its 2021 Labour Force Survey Report

    26 January 2023

    The General Directorate of Statistics (GDS) of the Ministry of Finance, the Secretariat of State for Vocational Training and Employment (SEFOPE), together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the 2021 Timor-Leste Labour Force Survey Report today on 26 January 2023.

  8. ILO launches the first gender equality and social inclusion handbook for Higher Education Institutions

    24 January 2023

    This handbook is designed to be used in Gender Equality, Disabilities and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) training for staff and students in all types of vocational education and training institutions across Indonesia.

  9. Sexual harassment measures implemented in Indonesia polytechnics

    23 January 2023

    The ILO has helped develop measures to address sexual harassment and violence in Indonesia’s higher education institutes.

  10. Indonesia continues to strengthen its efforts to ensure workplace safety and health

    18 January 2023

    The ILO supports the efforts taken by the Ministry of Manpower to strengthen its national policies and programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH) through the publication of the 2022 National OSH Profile.