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. ILO and METI co-host dialogue event on RBC in Jakarta, Indonesia

    25 September 2023

    The International Labour Office (ILO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan jointly organised a dialogue event in Jakarta, Indonesia, to advance responsible business conduct (RBC) throughout Asia.

  2. Ensuring a workplace free of violence and sexual harassment, Minister of Manpower-ILO launch new guidelines for labour inspection

    25 September 2023

    Supported by the ILO, this guide equips labour inspectors with the necessary knowledge to identify gender-related biases and violations.

  3. ILO and UNDP join forces to promote Responsible Business and Decent Work for Indonesian companies

    20 September 2023

    The joint training programme of the ILO and the UNDP, with support from the Government of Japan, focuses on strengthening the implementation of responsible business practices of Indonesian and Japanese companies operating in Indonesia.

  4. “Mams Kema” programme empowers women in fisheries sector advocating gender equality and safe working environment

    14 September 2023

    An ILO programme has encouraged local women at a fishing village in North Sulawesi to promote gender equality, decent work and women’s empowerment.

  5. Timor-Leste strengthens its reporting mechanism on ratified ILO Conventions

    08 September 2023

    The ILO organized a workshop to strengthen the capacity of the Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment (SEFOPE) in fulfilling the reporting procedures and mechanisms for the six fundamental conventions ratified by Timor-Leste.

  6. ILO teams up with University of Diponegoro in a bid to combat forced labour in the fishing industry

    05 September 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has embarked on a joint venture with the University of Dipenogoro to bolster the battle against forced labour in the fishing sector.

  7. Towards sustainable and inclusive tourism in North Sulawesi

    04 September 2023

    The ILO supports the just transition of tourism sector in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, known for its wealth of biodiversity reserve of flora and fauna, towards sustainable and inclusive tourism through social dialogues.

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    Tripartite representatives of East Kalimantan adopted a joint statement on pension reform

    01 September 2023

    The adoption of a joint statement in East Kalimantan on pension reform marks the third and the last provincial adoption supported by the ILO. The first and second statements were adopted by the tripartite representatives of West Java and Central Java Provinces.

  9. ILO and METI to co-host event promoting Business and Human Rights in Jakarta, Indonesia

    29 August 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan are jointly hosting a dialogue event in Jakarta, Indonesia, to boost human rights initiatives in Asian countries.

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    ILO Indonesia strengthens its tripartite coordination to ensure decent work in fishing and seafood processing sectors

    24 August 2023

    The meeting bolsters collaboration between the government, employers’ and workers' organizations and civil society organizations to ensure decent work for Indonesian migrant fishers and seafood processing workers in Indonesia.