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. Improving breastfeeding facilities benefits workers, their babies and business

    01 August 2019

    A worker-management committee has helped improve facilities for new mothers in one of Indonesia’s leading garment factories, while boosting productivity.

  2. Migration in Southeast Asia should be an opportunity for workers, communities and economies – not traffickers

    31 July 2019

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific; Mohammad Narciri, the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand; and Mr Jeremy Douglas, the Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

  3. Producing skilled workers linked with needs of industries

    15 July 2019

    SMK Mitra Industri MM2100 has developed four types of partnerships with the industries, aimed to not only improve its students’ working skills but also to enhance the capabilities of its teachers and instructors according to the changing needs of the industries.

  4. A synergy between polytechnics and industries to produce skilled workers

    09 July 2019

    The world of work needs professional and skilled workers. A strong synergy between polytechnics and industries, as shown by Politeknik APP Jakarta, is able to ensure the absorption of polytechnic graduates by the industries.

  5. Adapting to the fast changing skills demand with apprenticeship

    28 June 2019

    Apprenticeships are important as they are proven effective in adapting to changing skills demand of the economy, a cost-effective and proven method of providing skills to people. Kazutoshi Chatani, ILO's Employment Specialist, explained about the benefits and advantages of the apprenticeship programmes.

  6. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ILO in Indonesia with Nusa and Tara

    15 March 2019

    To celebrate the ILO 100 in the country, ILO Jakarta has introduced its icons named Nusa and Tara as the symbol and representation of youth and Indonesia.

  7. “I am HIV positive. I am fit and productive just like any other workers.”

    22 February 2019

    This is a story about the life journey of Ari who diagnosed with HIV two years ago. He has been active in giving testimonies to fight against stigma and discrimination against HIV and AIDS at the workplaces. He shared his inspiring story with the ILO.


  1. BEDO and SCORE : Together making a difference

    21 December 2018

    SCORE Training’s “unique and holistic approach” has assisted over 1,300 of BEDO’s members to develop and upgrade their manufacturing businesses in Indonesia.

  2. Opening doors to entrepreneurship for transgender

    18 December 2018

    The ILO 2016 study showed that only 10 percent of transgender persons work in the formal economy. An ILO training course improved and strengthened entrepreneur and business skills of transgender persons.

  3. Financial skills open the door to better life and work

    15 November 2018

    Transgender persons still face the highest level of discrimination in society, including access to training and employment opportunities. An ILO training course gave transgender persons the opportunity to improve their financial management skills with a view to supporting their employability and increasing their entrepreneurial opportunities.