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.
17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with launch of ‘Singapore Statement’
09 December 2022
Statement identifies priorities to tackle wide range of existing and new employment challenges facing Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.
Training Workshop on Strengthening Regional Capacity on Employment Injury Insurance (EII) and Employment Insurance (EI)
09 December 2022
ILO/Korea Partnership Programme and the Korean partner intuitions brought together the tripartite representatives from seven countries in South-East Asia to discuss and enhance their knowledge and understanding in relation to strengthening EII and EI system in the countries.
Indonesian constituents join the ILO’s Gender Academy on the elimination of violence and harassment at work
08 December 2022
The Indonesian constituents join a five-day training programme of the ILO’s Regional Academy on Gender, Inclusion and the Future of Asia Pacific, conducted by the ILO’s International Training Centre (ITC) Turin.
ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth
06 December 2022
Government, employer and worker representatives from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States gather in Singapore to shape priorities for action to drive employment growth in both regions.
Workers’ and employers’ organizations joint the fight against gender harassment, violence and discrimination in palm oil and fisheries sectors
05 December 2022
The ILO joins forces with workers’ and employers’ organizations to free Indonesian palm oil and fisheries sectors from gender harassment, violence and discrimination.
Greater investment in care services could create more than 10 million jobs in Indonesia
29 November 2022
The ILO launches its new report on care at work, highlighting the benefits of investing in care services and policies to alleviate poverty, encourage gender equality and support care for children and the elderly in Indonesia.
17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore
29 November 2022
High-level participation to include President of Singapore H.E. Halimah Yacob, new ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo and 15 ministers from Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.
Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging
28 November 2022
Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.
Media opportunities at the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)
25 November 2022
Information on opportunities for media coverage at the 17th APRM
ILO to release new report on Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022
24 November 2022
This third edition of the biennial Asia–Pacific Employment and Social Outlook pulls together the most recent statistics to highlight how labour markets in the region are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.