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 supports polytechnics through international partnerships to develop an inclusive, competitive and sustainable Indonesian maritime workforce

    23 May 2023

    Through a programme funded by UK government, the ILO has been partnering with the Indonesian polytechnics, industry and international academic institutions to build competent, productive and competitive human capital in maritime sector.

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    ILO welcomes the ASEAN Declaration on Placement and Protection of Migrant Fishers

    19 May 2023

    The issuance of the ASEAN Declaration on Placement and Protection of Migrant Fishers is in line with ILO’s work in Indonesia to strengthen and support the realization of decent working conditions for Indonesian fishers within the country and abroad.

  3. Workers and employers of palm oil and fish processing sectors join forces to promote labour rights and gender equality

    10 May 2023

    Applying what they have learnt from the ILO’s communications training, workers and employers from palm oil and fish processing sectors have conducted their own internal and public campaigns to promote stronger compliance to labour laws and labour rights.

  4. Timor-Leste commemorates Labour Day with a long march to promote decent work and the ratification of ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    05 May 2023

    A long march in Timor-Leste on Labour Day was not only to promote decent work but also to create a world of work free from violence and harassment through the ratification of ILO Convention No. 190.

  5. Indonesia to establish a national team for joint labour inspection in the fishing sector

    27 April 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab continues to support Indonesia in developing and finalizing a Field Guide on Labour Inspection On-Board Fishing Vessels as a tool that will be used by the national team for joint labour inspection in the sector.

  6. Indonesian trade unions unite to promote safer working environment from digital violence and harassment

    25 April 2023

    The ILO raises the awareness of Indonesian trade union confederations to be part of the actions to create workplaces that are free from violence and harassment, including online gender-based violence.

  7. Indonesia to develop a road map on care economy

    18 April 2023

    The ILO supports the collaborative efforts taken by the Government of Indonesia and its developmental partners to develop a road map on care economy to generate new jobs, promote equality and improve the country’s economic growth.

  8. The ILO supports the launch of survey on decent wages for journalists

    17 April 2023

    The ILO supports the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta to promote decent wages and working conditions for Indonesian journalists.

  9. Indonesia to develop a five-year national OSH programme to better protect workers’ fundamental right

    10 April 2023

    Indonesia with support from the ILO is now in the process of developing and formulating its OSH national programmes for better, resilient implementation of OSH culture in the country and to better implement OSH as the fundamental right at work.

  10. ILO and Indonesia’s Diponegoro University raise awareness of forced labour in the fishing sector

    07 April 2023

    The ILO's 8.7 Accelerator Lab in Indonesia collaborates with the Faculty of Economics and Business, Dipenogoro University (FEB Undip) to promote the inclusion of labour rights in business school education.