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. SCORE Training in International Supply Chains

    17 January 2017

    At the ILO International Labour Conference (ILC), constituents recognized the need to ensure global supply chains contribute to sustainable development, inclusive economic growth and decent work for all. SCORE Training is playing a part in reaching this objective.


  1. Moving forward to fair migration in Indonesia with no recruitment fees

    26 December 2016

    The Government of Indonesia continues to improve its labour migration governance. The Government of Indonesia has also continued to move forward with the application and implementation of the fair migration practices.

  2. What kind of world do you want to live in?

    06 December 2016

    “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.

  3. Investing on gender equality good for business

    30 November 2016

    A medium-sized company in Bali has proven that non-discriminatory practices at the company level, including at small-sized and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), would increase workers’ working performance and productivity.

  4. Financial skills help shape a better future

    01 November 2016

    An ILO project in Indonesia enhances labour productivity, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in key rural activities.

  5. How are people skills improving working conditions in Indonesia’s apparel factories?

    29 September 2016

    Training in communications for garment factory supervisors yields significant improvements in the quality of working conditions and big gains in productivity.

  6. The neatest vegetable plot in Timor Leste

    29 August 2016

    A couple of years ago Juanico Soares saw an opportunity to improve his and his family’s lives by partnering with Josephina Farm, a Timorese owned enterprise that provides agriculture support and buys vegetables from farmers for on-sale to Dili supermarkets and restaurants.

  7. Indonesia’s abused domestic worker to seek justice

    23 August 2016

    For more than seven years, Marni Siti* (name has been changed), 22 years old, was kept as prisoner in the home of her employer, a mother of four, Mala Husin* (name has been changed) who regularly violently abused and deprived her of food, sleep and payment for long hours of grueling work.

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    After the volcano: From displaced person to business woman

    18 August 2016

    An Indonesian woman displaced after a volcanic eruption opened a successful business after ILO training on financial education and entrepreneurship.

  9. Unlocking a herbal business opportunity in Timor-Leste

    27 July 2016

    Thirty-six year old Ruben da Silva Gusmao knows that he will not be an employee for the rest of his life. He is motivated to become an entrepreneur, considering the vast unlocked business opportunities in the Timor-Leste market.