The latest news on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world of work and the responses of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations.

March 2024

  1. Press release

    Indonesia launches its Road Map for Care Economy for a more Gender Equal World of Work

    28 March 2024

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Office in Indonesia supports the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection in the development of a Road Map on Care Economy for a Transformative, fair and Equal World of Work in Indonesia.

  2. Promotion of social dialogue

    Indonesian palm oil sector improves labour-management cooperation through social dialogue

    04 March 2024

    The ILO facilitates workers and employers of the Indonesian palm oil sector to promote social dialogue for improved productivity and workplace cooperation.

February 2024

  1. Article

    Robotics and breaking gender barriers in technology

    29 February 2024

    The changing world of work due to technological advances provided opportunity to two best friends in web development and robotic automation.

  2. © Mirza A. / ILO 2024


    Question and Answers: Part II, Two decades of national employment policies report, 2000-2020

    12 February 2024

    Since the early 2000s, the ILO has increasingly been assisting countries to support the development of integrated and comprehensive employment policies. This Q&A provides insights on Part II of the publication “Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020: Towards a new generation of national employment policies (NEPs)”. The review – the first of its kind - analyses the main characteristics and trends in national employment policies across the world and over time. The review highlights that a new generation of employment policies will need to pursue some existing challenges while also addressing new ones.

January 2024

  1. Our impact, their voices

    How second chances ignite learning, improve skills for indigenous peoples

    31 January 2024

    Indigenous peoples like Perlisa often have limited school access, which dampened her spirits to boost her family’s income until she took the chance to complete basic education and acquire new skills in food processing.

  2. Social experiment on care economy

    Women work 100 hours per week but still consider unproductive: Magdalene-ILO Care work social experiment

    18 January 2024

    What happens if you are paid to do care work that you usually do at home?

November 2023

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Mat weavers revive tradition, enhance skills for decent work

    30 November 2023

    Weavers use the mat-making tradition to upgrade their skills, become government-certified trainers and chart a better future through decent work.

  2. Care economy

    Towards golden Indonesia with equality in care work

    21 November 2023

    The ILO organizes an interactive discussion session examining the key findings of its workers' perception survey on care work, conducted in collaboration with KataData Insight Centre.

  3. Care economy

    Indonesian women are still obliged to quit their paid jobs due to caring responsibilities

    15 November 2023

    The ILO is launching findings of its workers’ perception survey on care work. The survey is conducted to support the development process of Indonesia’s Road Map and National Action Plan on Care Economy.

October 2023

  1. Tripartism and social dialogue

    ILO supports Thai auto sector to navigate evolving Human Rights Due Diligence environment

    31 October 2023

    Joint efforts seek to strengthen responsible business practices and global competitiveness of the automotive industry.

  2. News

    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. News

    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.

  4. ILO, WHO, P4H and SPARKS Network Workshop

    Universal social protection needed for prevention, preparedness and response to the next pandemic

    12 October 2023

    ILO and WHO experts reviewed the impact social protection had in reducing the socio-economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. © ILO/Gita Lingga 2024

    Care economy

    Quality, affordable childcare services are key to gender equality in labour market

    10 October 2023

    The ILO continues to support the development of Indonesia’s Road Map and Action Plan on Care Economy by organizing the fourth stakeholder meeting with a focus on childcare services.

  6. © Yoshihumi Ibata / ILO 2024

    ILOSTAT Blog

    Employment trends in postal and courier services

    09 October 2023

    Reskilling, upskilling and support to help postal services accelerate their digitalization and diversification processes will be key to building the resilience and adaptability of workers and enterprises in the sector.