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’s garment industry to combat gender inequality and empower women workers

    08 March 2022

    Better Work Indonesia (BWI), a partnership of the ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), promotes gender equality through a series of training programmes providing a greater chance for women workers to grow and develop.

  2. A synergy between industries and workers is key to link public employment service and national skills demand

    01 March 2022

    As Indonesia started to disburse unemployment benefits, the Public Employment Service (PES) plays a crucial role in supporting the unemployed return to the job market with support from the key labour actors—government, workers and employers.

  3. Young students debating labour issues in MISMUN 2022

    28 February 2022

    ILO was chosen as one of the committees in Mentari Intercultural School Model United Nations (MISMUN) 2022, where high school students discuss and provide solutions to labour issues in developing countries.

  4. © Aji Hendro, 2022

    ILO and AJI Indonesia announce winners of Journalism Award on OSH and COVID-19

    25 February 2022

    To promote a greater engagement and awareness of the media on issues related to occupational safety and health (OSH) during the pandemic, the ILO and AJI Indonesia organized a Journalism Award for article and photo story categories.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.