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. The financial training empowers a woman entrepreneur: The story of Delila Utan

    19 January 2022

    Repeatedly refused early-age marriage arrangements, a woman entrepreneur in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has become more independent after a financial management training, supported by ILO as part of the UN joint programme.

  2. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2022

    ILO downgrades labour market recovery forecast for 2022

    17 January 2022

    The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2022 report warns of a slow and uncertain recovery, as the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on global labour markets.

  3. © Antara News/Maulana Surya 2022

    Two universities adapt ILO’s SCORE Training programme to continue improving Indonesian MSMEs

    10 January 2022

    Two implementing partners of ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme in Indonesia has adapted and modified the SCORE Training programme to maintain its sustainability and to meet different needs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

  4. © BWI 2022

    Government intervention is needed for the compliance of maternity rights

    06 January 2022

    Many women workers unwillingly hide their pregnancies out of fear losing their jobs. The ILO discussion highlights the urgency of incorporating maternity rights into Indonesia’s social security system.


  1. Engaging trade unions on the protection of Indonesian fishers from forced labour

    23 December 2021

  2. ILO promotes ratification of Forced Labour Protocol No. 29 in Indonesia

    22 December 2021

  3. The Integrated Gender Responsiveness-One Roof Services Office (LTSA-MRC) in Cirebon receives Indonesian Migrant Worker Award from the Ministry of Manpower

    21 December 2021

    The Integrated Gender Responsiveness-One-Roof Integrated Service (LTSA-MRC) in Cirebon district, supported by the joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair programme, is awarded by the Ministry of Manpower with Indonesian Migrant Worker Award.

  4. Young Indonesians enthuse to participate in short film-making classes on OSH issues

    16 December 2021

    In line with the One Minute Video Competition (Kompetisi Video Semenit/KOVID), the ILO organized two short film-making classes related to occupational safety and health (OSH) issues to encourage the dissemination of information to help breaking the chains of COVID-19 transmission.

  5. ILO and AJI Indonesia launch media competition and award on occupational safety and health (OSH)

    14 December 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces, and AJI Indonesia is organizing a media competition and award for journalistic reporting on the issue of occupational safety and health (OSH).

  6. Announced, the winner of the First Sign Language Dance Choreography Competition

    10 December 2021

    The Show Your Sign contest was co-devised by the UN in Indonesia and the International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Indonesian Association for the Welfare of the Deaf (Gerkatin), and the affiliated Sign Language Center in Indonesia (Pusbisindo).