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. Timor-Leste and Indonesia collaborate to improve Timorese labour inspectors on violence and harassment at work

    29 September 2023

    The ILO training, with support from the Indonesian labour inspectors, strengthens the capacity of Timorese labour inspectors and mediators on the prevention and handling violence and harassment at work. The training concludes with the recommendation to ratify the ILO Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment.

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    North Sulawesi moves towards a sustainable and innovative green and blue tourism

    26 September 2023

    The three-day Green Jobs Forum held in Manado, conducted by the ILO and its partners, promotes sustainable tourism in North Sulawesi that preserves the environment, supports local livelihoods, and promotes responsible practices.

  3. ILO and METI co-host dialogue event on RBC in Jakarta, Indonesia

    25 September 2023

    The International Labour Office (ILO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan jointly organised a dialogue event in Jakarta, Indonesia, to advance responsible business conduct (RBC) throughout Asia.

  4. Ensuring a workplace free of violence and sexual harassment, Minister of Manpower-ILO launch new guidelines for labour inspection

    25 September 2023

    Supported by the ILO, this guide equips labour inspectors with the necessary knowledge to identify gender-related biases and violations.

  5. Indonesia identifies seven strategic issues for its Road Map and Action Plan on Care Economy

    22 September 2023

    The ILO supports the development of Indonesia’s Road Map and Action Plan on Care Economy, led by the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Children Protection (KPPPA), through a series of consultative meetings.

  6. ILO and UNDP join forces to promote Responsible Business and Decent Work for Indonesian companies

    20 September 2023

    The joint training programme of the ILO and the UNDP, with support from the Government of Japan, focuses on strengthening the implementation of responsible business practices of Indonesian and Japanese companies operating in Indonesia.

  7. “Mams Kema” programme empowers women in fisheries sector advocating gender equality and safe working environment

    14 September 2023

    An ILO programme has encouraged local women at a fishing village in North Sulawesi to promote gender equality, decent work and women’s empowerment.

  8. Timor-Leste strengthens its reporting mechanism on ratified ILO Conventions

    08 September 2023

    The ILO organized a workshop to strengthen the capacity of the Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment (SEFOPE) in fulfilling the reporting procedures and mechanisms for the six fundamental conventions ratified by Timor-Leste.

  9. ILO teams up with University of Diponegoro in a bid to combat forced labour in the fishing industry

    05 September 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has embarked on a joint venture with the University of Diponegoro to bolster the battle against forced labour in the fishing sector.

  10. Towards sustainable and inclusive tourism in North Sulawesi

    04 September 2023

    The ILO supports the just transition of tourism sector in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, known for its wealth of biodiversity reserve of flora and fauna, towards sustainable and inclusive tourism through social dialogues.