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.


  1. Acting together to build a positive culture of safety and health

    28 April 2022

    An opinion editorial by Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for the International Labour Organization for Asia and the Pacific , in conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with examples from Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 28 April.

  2. Indonesian garment factories step up to meet occupational safety and health standards

    28 April 2022

    Through strengthening compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) standards, two participating garment factories of Better Work Indonesia, a joint programme of ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), have been recognized by the Ministry of Manpower and international buyers.

  3. What moves the needle on gender equality in the garment sector?

    21 March 2022

    Dialogue, men’s involvement, good legislation and time. A new report from ILO identifies these and other ingredients of successful actions to eliminate gender inequality in Asia’s garment sector.

  4. Transforming Indonesian women into entrepreneurs

    08 March 2022

    The ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity Programme in Indonesia has equipped women in coastal villages with practical and relevant entrepreneurial skills.

  5. © Arkaan Muafi Putra Harahap 2022

    New skills helped my business recover from pandemic

    22 February 2022

    Juanda Badaru, who lives with a disability, saw his small business income halved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then his business expanded after he took entrepreneurship and small boat engine maintenance training.

  6. Employers and educators vow to address discrimination and harassment in the maritime industry

    15 February 2022

    ILO-UK programme’s training helps bring new perspectives to stakeholders and strengthen their commitment to mainstream anti-discrimination and anti-harassment measures in the workplace.

  7. OSH and COVID-19 for Indonesia’s traditional market vendors

    11 February 2022

    Meysha Fatmawati shared her inspirations and journey to produce the winning animation video about the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) for traditional market vendors. Her video beat more than 400 participating videos.

  8. ILO’s compensation fund programme offers laid-off workers reliefs

    08 February 2022

    The ILO through its programmes distributes a total of USD1,7 million compensation funds to 20,000 garment workers who have lost their jobs.

  9. Vaccines for garment workers to end the transmission of COVID-19 at workplace

    27 January 2022

    The ILO’s Better Work programme and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) join forces to provide more than 21 thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Indonesia’s garment industry in Semarang, Central Java.

  10. © Denda Sukatni Wati 2022

    Reviving Indonesia’s local tourism industry with community ecotourism

    11 January 2022

    The ILO’s ecotourism training, as part of the UN joint programme, helps local tourism in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) to rise in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.