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. Key labour actors of Timor-Leste review the progress of its DWCP Programme

    31 October 2023

    The ILO and key labour actors jointly review the progresses, challenges, and ways forward of Timor-Leste Decent Work Country (DWCP) Programme 2022-2025.

  2. Tackling decent work decifits in Indonesia’s palm oil sector with collective bargaining agreements

    30 October 2023

    The ILO supports labour-management cooperation in the palm oil sector in Indonesia with the signing of collective bargaining agreements in 31 companies in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

  3. Indonesia launches its HIV/AIDS National Action Plan to accelerate the achievement of Ending AIDS by 2030

    27 October 2023

    The ILO supports the Ministry of Manpower developing the National Action Plan on Preventing and Handling HIV/AIDS at Workplace 2024-2028 as a guideline for synergising actions in preventing and handling HIV/AIDS at workplaces in 27 districts and cities nationwide.

  4. Path ahead for Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN mapped out

    25 October 2023

    Importance of continuing efforts to facilitate free flow of skilled workers within the region discussed.

  5. ILO-IOM join forces to better protect Indonesian migrant workers in the palm oil sector

    24 October 2023

    To better protect the labour rights of potential Indonesian migrant workers, the ILO and IOM jointly develop pre-departure training modules and relevant informational materials for palm oil sector in Indonesia-Malaysia Corridor.

  6. © Ali Luuthfi/ILO 2024

    Central Java takes bold steps to enhance occupational safety and health on fishing vessels

    23 October 2023

    ILO continues to be at the forefront of efforts to promote occupational safety and health in the fishing industry, enhancing the capacity of labour inspectors to prevent risks and hazards onboard fishing vessels.

  7. © ILO/Miguel Lumingkewas 2024

    Creating green jobs and conserving natural capital through sustainable tourism: The case of North Sulawesi

    20 October 2023

    Conservation of nature and the creation of jobs are compatible goals and the cornerstone of sustainable development, participants at the launch last month of the Biodiversity and Jobs Initiative by the International Labour Organization learned.

  8. © ILO 2024

    ASEAN, UNICEF, ILO regional dialogue delivers joint recommendation to advance region’s youth

    18 October 2023

    Discussions focus on steps needed to help young people across ASEAN find decent work amidst rapidly changing employment environment.

  9. © ILO 2024

    Master’s course builds social health protection capacity in Asia

    17 October 2023

    ILO provides fellowships to government officials from Asia to strengthen health protection systems across the region.

  10. ILO promotes investment in skills development for Responsible Business Conduct in Indonesia

    16 October 2023

    The ILO has established a three-year project initiative to support a human-centred recovery from recent disruptions in the global supply chains. The project is funded by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.