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. © Wayne S. Grazio 2022

    More than 4 billion people still lack any social protection, ILO report finds

    01 September 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated the social protection gap between countries with high and low income levels.

  2. ILO and Jurnal Perempuan examine the plight of women workers in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic and technology change

    30 August 2021

    The ILO continues to promote gender equality in Indonesia. Together with Jurnal Perempuan, the Indonesian feminist journal, the ILO launch a joint special edition on women workers in the midst of pandemic and technology change.

  3. Learning from the best: ILO’s SCORE and APINDO’s digital Master Class series attract 350 businesses from the culinary and fashion industries

    26 August 2021

    In cooperation with the Indonesian Employers’ Association (APINDO), the ILO’s SCORE Programme provided digital trainings to assist hundreds of culinary and fashion micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to maintain their productivity during the pandemic.

  4. Indonesia to focus its child labour programme in rural area

    24 August 2021

    The Indonesia is reviewing its Roadmap on Child-Labour Free by 2022. The ILO and its Ministerial partners examine progresses made and enhance efforts to meet the global commitment towards ending child labour by 2025.

  5. ILO submits the Elimination of Child Labour Petition to the Ministry of Manpower

    23 August 2021

    The ILO has submitted the petition on the elimination of child labour in Indonesia, signed by more than 5,000 people to the Ministry of Manpower. The petition was part of the effort reach a world without child labour by 2025.

  6. © (c) ILO/M. Fossat 2022

    ILO’s Virtual Academy to promote decent work in rural economy

    18 August 2021

    To improve rural working condition during and beyond the pandemic, the ILO in Indonesia organized the first Virtual Academy to promote decent work in rural economy, with specific focus on the agriculture sector, through country-level policy dialogues and masterclasses.

  7. © (c) ILO/F. Latief 2022

    Closing workers’ skills gap through industry engagement

    16 August 2021

    The roles of industries and businesses are crucial in skills development programmes to effectively address labour market mismatches.

  8. ILO, UK and Indonesia team up to build highly skilled and globally competitive maritime workforce

    12 August 2021

    New partnerships will have a critical bearing on Indonesia’s maritime industry, says coordinating minister for maritime affairs and investment.

  9. ILO, USDOL launch new project to support rural workers

    11 August 2021

    Men and women rural workers will benefit from a new ILO, USDOL partnership to support COVID-19 recovery through decent work, and improve health and safety at work, gender equality and labour law compliance in agriculture, fishing and mining in the Philippines.

  10. Asia Garment Hub - A digital gateway to sustainability and decent work resources for the garment and textiles industry - is launched

    11 August 2021

    The Asia Garment Hub, a one-stop digital knowledge platform to help industry stakeholders understand, promote and operationalise decent work and sustainable business practices across the supply chain was launched today.