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Tripartite High-Level Meeting : Decent Work for Sustainable Development in the Pacific

This High-Level meeting took into account developments in the region and discussed a Regional Implementation Plan for decent work. It served as a platform to identify existing constraints and opportunities for promoting/accelerating implementation of ILO Decent Work Country Programmes, in particular in light of the global economic crisis and climate change.

Type: Meeting
When: 8 - 9 February 2010
Where: Port Vila, Vanuatu

Objectives of the meeting

The primary objective of the Tripartite High-Level Meeting: Decent Work for Sustainable Development in the Pacific was to gain political commitment and strengthen the partnership between the ILO and its tripartite constituents of workers, employers and government for the implementation of the Decent Work Country Programmes for Pacific Island Countries. Over the course of the meeting participants worked to identify constraints and opportunities to full implementation of the Decent Work Country Programmes, particularly in light of the global economic crisis and climate change. The meeting also considered and aimed to agree on a Regional Implementation Plan for decent work in the Pacific.

All of the 4 strategic objectives below were promoted as the meeting discussed an integrated Decent Work approach to the global economic crisis and sustainable recovery in PICs on the basis of the Decent Work Country Programmes for Pacific Island Countries:

  • Promote and realize fundamental principles and rights at work;
  • Create greater opportunities for women and men to secure decent employment and income;
  • Enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all; and
  • Strengthen tripartism and social dialogue.

For further information please contact:

Ms Surkafa Katafono
National Programme Officer
ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries
Suva, Fiji
Tel: + 679 3313 866
Email

Tags: decent work, workers rights

Regions and countries covered: Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa

Unit responsible: ILO Country Office for South Pacific Island Countries

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