Feature stories

This is a list of official ILO feature stories issued by the ILO office in Jakarta and Timor-Leste. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each stories. The most recent stories is at the top.

2021

  1. A web developer sets to support SMEs with newly attained digital skills

    08 October 2021

    As part of the UN joint programme, an ILO-sponsored e-commerce web development training empowers its participants and small business owners looking to expand their reach and market.

  2. Improved rural roads in Timor-Leste lead to better livelihoods and inclusiveness

    30 September 2021

    An ILO initiative to involve local contractors and communities in the rehabilitation of rural roads is helping provide jobs, improve livelihoods and promote inclusiveness in Timor-Leste.

  3. A young entrepreneur builds an innovative business from traditional food

    23 September 2021

    As part of the joint UN programme, the ILO provides an entrepreneurship training to help youth and other vulnerable groups to build and improve their businesses in the midst of pandemic.

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    Protect and manage mental health at workplace in time of COVID-19

    15 September 2021

    Work arrangements and conditions have changed considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing new psychosocial challenges for the health and well-being of workers. The ILO’s Technical Officer, Grace Monica Halim, shared her insights on actions to address this problem.

  5. Transgender entrepreneurs build businesses in Indonesia

    01 September 2021

    Coaching is helping transgender people in Indonesia overcome discrimination and make a success of their small businesses.

  6. What future for the Asia garment industry post-COVID?

    04 August 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has hit the global garment industry hard and nowhere has this been felt more than in Asia, where the majority of the industry is based. A new brief from the International Labour Organization looks at what the future holds for the Asian garment sector, how the pandemic is shaping industry trends and the opportunities for a more resilient, sustainable and human-centred future.

  7. Digital marketing helps entrepreneurs expanding businesses

    30 July 2021

    The ILO through a joint UN programme helps vulnerable groups attaining new skills and opening new opportunities in the midst of pandemic.

  8. 10 years on from the ILO Domestic Workers Convention: What has changed?

    29 July 2021

    Over half of the world’s domestic workers are in Asia and the Pacific. 10 years on from the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), Anna Olsen, Technical Specialist at the International Labour Organization’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, discusses progress made and ongoing challenges for ensuring decent work for domestic workers in the region.

  9. ILO: Employment Insurance (JKP) – A step to deliver the integrated assistance for job seekers

    19 July 2021

    The implementation of the employment insurance or Jaminan Kehilangan Pekerjaan (JKP) requires smooth integration and synergy between the provision of cash and non-cash benefits to provide effective protection for the unemployed workers.

  10. Mangrove trails sprout new tourist attractions in Indonesia

    15 July 2021

    ILO training brings new skill sets, higher incomes to North Sulawesi.