News and press releases

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


  1. ICT jobs are in demand and for everyone

    30 March 2021

    With a growing transformation of digitalization in Indonesia, everybody can enter the promising ICT sector. Having more people joining the digital workforce, it will bring positive impact to the national economy that benefits both industry and workers.

  2. Learning disabilities: Creating inclusive educational environment in higher education

    26 March 2021

    Learning disabilities are considered as invisible disabilities. The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, with support from the ILO and Yayasan Peduli Anak Spesial (YPAS), examined ways to create inclusive tertiary education institutions and to optimize the potentials of students with learning disabilities.

  3. It is time for young women to grab opportunities in ICT Sector

    23 March 2021

    The information and communications technology (ICT) sector are in demand, providing promising careers for both men and women. The ILO supports wider involvement of women in the sector.

  4. Cooperatives help transgender communities to be more economically empowered

    22 March 2021

    The ILO initiated a discussion with Indonesian transgender communities to find a cooperative model that could help them more economically resilience and empowered.

  5. Indonesian skills training instructors move towards digital transformation

    19 March 2021

    COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated online transformation in all human activities, including in the skills training sector. Training instructors, thus, need to develop their digital skills to deliver online courses more effectively.

  6. Soft skills improve the employability of youth and job seekers

    17 March 2021

    The ILO improves the employability of youth and job seekers, particularly from the marginalized and vulnerable groups, through a series of soft skills training programmes.

  7. Mutual trust is a key for improving workplace productivity

    15 March 2021

    The ILO facilitates a bipartite dialogue to build a good labour-management cooperation that leads to improved productivity at the enterprise level.

  8. Engaging journalists to better promote the new unemployment benefit scheme

    12 March 2021

    The Government of Indonesia has formally launched the new unemployment benefits programme known as Jaminan Kehilangan Pekerjaan (JKP) early this year. The ILO supports the awareness raising efforts through various channels, including mass media.

  9. Road map towards the ratification of ILO Convention No. 188 to protect Indonesian fishers

    10 March 2021

    Fishing is recognized as a hazardous occupation with the highest incidence of occupational injuries and fatalities. As the biggest sending country for migrant fishers, Indonesia continue to find ways to provide better protection for its fishers.

  10. Indonesia enhances its human resources for more effective social security programmes

    02 March 2021

    Since the reform of national social security system in 2004, Indonesia has continued to improving its social security system. With support from the ILO, the country is enhancing its human resources’ capacities to run the system more effectively and to ensure the protection of its people.