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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


  1. The first job fair for disabilities in Central Java, offering a greater access to employment for persons with disabilities

    29 December 2022

    The ILO in collaboration with Provincial Government of Central Java and Better Work Indonesia organize a two-day first job fair for disabilities to provide better employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

  2. © Hoa Tran / ILO 2023

    Protection of Indonesian migrant workers should be included in the upcoming national development plan

    27 December 2022

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the two-day public dialogues to improve services and protection of Indonesian migrant workers. including Indonesian migrant fishers.

  3. The Integrated Gender Responsiveness-One Roof Services Office (LTSA-MRC) in Tulungagung receives the Indonesian Migrant Worker Award for the best integrated services for placement and protection

    23 December 2022

    The Integrated Gender Responsiveness-One-Roof Integrated Service (LTSA-MRC) in Tulungagung district, supported by the ILO through the Safe and Fair programme, receives the Indonesian Migrant Worker Award from the Ministry of Manpower for providing best integrated services for placement and protection to Indonesian migrant workers.

  4. Indonesia Business Forum 2022 showcases a decade of progress and challenges in Indonesia’s garment industry

    16 December 2022

    Better Work Indonesia, a joint programme of ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), highlights a collective effort undertaken by Indonesian garment industry to gain a significant improvement in compliance of labour laws and standards.

  5. © Dok. Istimewa 2023

    Labour standards compliance is key to build a sustainable supply chain in the fishing sector

    15 December 2022

    The ILO’s two-day capacity building programme aims to improve labour laws compliance, gender equality and working conditions in the fishing industry.

  6. Tripartite Forum on Migration empowers women migrant workers as agents of change to safeguard their labour rights

    13 December 2022

    The ILO through the Safe and Fair Programme supported the establishment of a Tripartite Plus Forum in Cirebon, West Java to support the rights of women migrant workers.