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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Mangrove trails sprout new tourist attractions in Indonesia

    15 July 2021

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

  7. Is Asia ready for e-formalization?

    25 May 2021

    Technology can play an important role bringing workers in the Asia-Pacific region into the formal sector. Sara Elder, Senior Economist at ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific explains why.

  8. Social dialogue is a win-win in times of crisis

    05 May 2021

    Social dialogue is a key strategy for management and workers to find win-win solutions. One of the Better Work Indonesia (BWI) participating companies shows the benefits gained from social dialogues for both workers’ welfare and business continuity.

  9. Solidarity for safety, productivity and sustainability

    03 May 2021

    An opinion editorial by Abdul Hakim, the ILO/Japan National Project Officer, Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces, in conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the Labour Day. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 3 May.

  10. Resilient occupational safety and health systems key in pandemic

    28 April 2021

    An opinion editorial by Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director for the ILO in Indonesia, focusing on strengthening the occupational safety and health (OSH) system as part of the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 28 April.