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. Employers’ and workers’ organizations of the palm oil sector join forces to promote bipartite cooperation through social dialogues

    16 February 2023

    The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) and the Indonesian Trade Union Network for Palm Oil (JAPBUSI) sign a Joint Declaration to address decent work deficits in the sector, promote labour compliance and enhance the image of Indonesia’s palm oil industry for sustainability.

  2. A new private sector working group to promote decent work and sustainable growth in Indonesia’s fishing industry

    14 February 2023

    Supported by the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab Multi Partner Fund, employers’ organisations and their members’ fishing companies, form a working group to address existing labour challenges and promote decent work.

  3. Gender-responsive labour inspection to promote workplace free from harassment

    07 February 2023

    The Ministry of Manpower, with support from the ILO’s Improving Workers’ Rights in Indonesian Rural Sectors with a focus on Women Project, mainstreams gender responsive approach to its labour inspection system to prevent violence, harassment and discrimination at work.

  4. Timor-Leste launches its 2021 Labour Force Survey Report

    26 January 2023

    The General Directorate of Statistics (GDS) of the Ministry of Finance, the Secretariat of State for Vocational Training and Employment (SEFOPE), together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the 2021 Timor-Leste Labour Force Survey Report today on 26 January 2023.

  5. ILO launches the first gender equality and social inclusion handbook for Higher Education Institutions

    24 January 2023

    This handbook is designed to be used in Gender Equality, Disabilities and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) training for staff and students in all types of vocational education and training institutions across Indonesia.

  6. Sexual harassment measures implemented in Indonesia polytechnics

    23 January 2023

    The ILO has helped develop measures to address sexual harassment and violence in Indonesia’s higher education institutes.

  7. Indonesia continues to strengthen its efforts to ensure workplace safety and health

    18 January 2023

    The ILO supports the efforts taken by the Ministry of Manpower to strengthen its national policies and programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH) through the publication of the 2022 National OSH Profile.

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    Economic slowdown likely to force workers to accept lower quality jobs

    16 January 2023

    Faltering global employment growth and the pressure on decent working conditions risk undermining social justice, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report.


  1. The first job fair for disabilities in Central Java, offering a greater access to employment for persons with disabilities

    29 December 2022

    The ILO in collaboration with Provincial Government of Central Java and Better Work Indonesia organize a two-day first job fair for disabilities to provide better employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

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    Protection of Indonesian migrant workers should be included in the upcoming national development plan

    27 December 2022

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the two-day public dialogues to improve services and protection of Indonesian migrant workers. including Indonesian migrant fishers.