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ILO Country Office for Pacific Island Countries (CO-Suva)

Welcome to the ILO Country Office for Pacific Island Countries. The Office is located in Suva, Fiji and is responsible for ILO relations and activities in Pacific Island Countries, including nine member States. More>

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  1. Red Card to Child Labour

    Campaign to combat child labour launches at the opening of the 2014 Football World Cup

    The ILO’s Red Card to Child Labour campaign sends out a message that children have a right to play, not work.

  2. Seafarers

    Kiribati ratifies ILO's Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention

    Kiribati becomes the third member States from the Pacific region, after Marshall Islands and Vanuatu, to ratify the Convention.

  3. Community based entrepreneurs development (C-BED)

    ILO offers training to officers, inmates in Solomon Islands

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) in Auki, Malaita province had successfully completed four days of community based entrepreneurs development (C-BED) training.

  4. 103rd International Labour Conference

    Labour Migration poses major policy challenges

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for fair migration policies and stronger measures against forced labour at the opening of the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference.

  5. Labour migration

    Seasonal work brings year-round benefits

    A new harvest is ready, and Celestine Aisa Maino, a seasonal worker from Papua New Guinea, has just embarked on her latest overseas journey. Working on a large Australian fruit farm gives her more income, and an ILO project helps her to use it to build a brighter future for her and her family.

  6. Cash for work

    Rural Community Rehabilitation through Emergency Public Works in the Solomon Islands

    Following the devastating flooding caused by tropical cyclone Ita, the ILO along with the provincial government implemented an initiative to demonstrate the effectiveness of Cash for Work programmes. The programme provided wages, safety equipment and tools to support communities to clean-up and repair of public areas and infrastructure (common gardens, halls and churches, schools, wells, drains and paths). The programme was implemented in the Roroni and Papangu communities. The ILO is currently working with local organizations to expand the programme.

     

  7. Quarterly Newsletter

    ILO Pacific News - Quarterly Newsletter - April 2014

    Our latest quarterly newsletter on the ILO's work in support of promoting Decent Work and Social Justice in the Pacific Island countries.

  8. Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work
    Why are chemicals important in the workplace and beyond?

    An ILO report shows that while chemicals can be useful, necessary steps should be taken to prevent and control potential risks for workers, workplaces, communities and the environment.

  9. Labour migration

    'Timeless Tuvalu' and the role of migration

    Find out why migration is an important method of adapting to climate change in a Pacific Climate Change and Mobility article in the Lowy Institute's blog, the Interpreter (April 28, 2014)

  10. UN International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 2014

    Achieving sustainable development in small island states is an issue to be tackled in the upcoming third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, to be preceded by activities related to the conference from 28 to 30 August 2014, also in Apia, Samoa. The Conference will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.

  11. Tuvalu – a small island State tackles labour law reform

    Tuvalu is one of the ILO’s smallest Member States with a population of little more the 10,000 people spread across eight islands. Tuvalu, like a number of other countries in the Pacific region has labour legislation that has been in place for many decades with elements originating from early colonial times.

  12. The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries Calls on Governments, Employers and Unions to Focus on Eliminating Gender Discrimination and Harassment in the workplace

    The occasion of International Women’s Day provides an important opportunity to reflect on progress towards gender equality in the labour markets of Pacific Island Countries.

  13. ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    This announcement is particularly relevant to the Pacific Islands as the international maritime sector is an important source of jobs and income in small economies such as the Marshall Islands, Palau, Kiribati and Tuvalu, all of whom have ratified the Convention.

  14. Newsletter - Country Office for Pacific Island Countries - December 2013

    This 'newsletter' is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective Countries.

  15. ILO: youth employment is a major challenge for young people in the Pacific

    ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto highlighted that youth employment is a major challenge, faced by young people in the Pacific, when he addressed the 3rd Meeting of the Pacific Youth & Sports Ministers, in Noumea, New Caledonia on 7 December 2013.

  16. Newsletter - Country Office for Pacific Island Countries - November 2013

    This "newsletter" is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective Countries.

  17. Helping Pacific Islands to Manage Impacts of Climate Change on Migration

    Building on its mission to improve the capacity of constituents to protect migrant workers and enhance the management of migration, the ILO, in partnership with ESCAP and UNDP, is working on a project to develop the ability of Pacific Island Countries to address the impacts of climate change on migration through well-managed, rights-based migration schemes and policy frameworks, supported by comprehensive research and knowledge building.

  18. Fiji: A village forced to move by rising seas

    The International Labour Organization is playing a critical role in helping a Fijian coastal community rebuild its flooded village. 
    The villagers of Vunidogoloa on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, know first-hand how climate change can affect their daily lives. Their coastal community has been badly affected by rising seas, erosion and flooding – forcing them to relocate to higher, drier ground.

  19. Newsletter- Country Office for Pacific Island Countries - August / September 2013

    This "Newsletter" is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective countries.

  20. Pacific Island Countries benefit from ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006)

    The maritime sector plays a significant role in the Pacific region and is a particularly important source of jobs and income in small economies such as the Marshall Islands, Palau, Kiribati and Tuvalu, all of whom have ratified the Convention. While remittances from seafarers employed on foreign ships constitute an important source of income, such employment can also present significant risks for seafarers. The MLC,2006 provides important protections for these workers.

  21. Prioritising strategies to tackle discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace

    Discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace has been identified as a critical barrier to decent work for women in the Pacific. This is one of key outcomes of an ILO Technical Expert Meeting on Gender and Decent Work held in Suva in July.

  22. Progressing new labour laws in the Pacific Region

    For the last two and a half years the ILO Office of Pacific Island Countries has been working closely with Governments and representative organisations of employers and workers in developing new labour legislation to progressively improve compliance with international labour standards.

  23. Creating strong, democratic and independent teachers unions in the Pacific

    Opening remarks made by Mr. David Lamotte, Director , ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries at the Council of Pacific Education (COPE) Regional Workshop held in Nadi, Fiji from the 19th to 201th August 2013

  24. Newsletter - June 2013

    This "newsletter" is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective countries.

  25. Emphasis on need for sectoral approach

    The need for young men and women to be involved in entrepreneurship development and opportunities in the Pacific.

  26. Kiribati business survey opens communication

    The director of the International Labour Organisation’s Pacific office, Mr. David Lamotte says an inaugural survey of businesses in Kiribati has helped inform their lobby group of what services they want from it.

  27. The ILO’s entrepreneurship education programme Know About Business (KAB) helps strengthen formal education and training interventions in Fiji and Kiribati

    In May 2013, the author of KAB, Professor Robert Nelson facilitated the first KAB Training of Trainers in Fiji, through the ILO’s Tackling Child Labour through Education (TACKLE) project. The two weeks training targeted 35 participants who are vocational school teachers in Fiji, NGO representatives working in communities and three participants from Kiribati.

  28. Newsletter - March 2013

    This "Newsletter" is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective countries.

  29. Post-2015 Development Agenda

    The ILO calls for job creation and social protection to be included in the list of Development Goals which will be drawn up by the United Nations after the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals passes in 2015.

    Consult the e-discussions on growth and employment and the post-2015 development agenda
    Join the global survey on the world you want!

  30. ILO launches global photo contest "WORK4YOUTH"

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme is organizing a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues, the challenges young people face in the workplace as well as their power to overcome them. Zoom in for the top prize!

  31. Recognizing workers skills in Samoa

    The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour and the Apprenticeship Council of Samoa have been running a trade testing scheme, offering workers who achieved their present status in their job by experience only, a platform to obtain formal recognition of their skills.

  32. The Pacific Growth and Employment Project

    The Pacific Growth and Employment Project (PGEP) one of the programmes of the Decent Work Agenda, Australia – ILO Partnership Agreement is now underway.

  33. Disabilities and Decent Work in the Pacific: The case for disability inclusive employment

    This publication aims to highlight some of the challenges faced by persons with disability in accessing decent jobs and to identify relevant labour standards and other policy interventions that could advance disability in the workplace and assist Pacific Island countries address these challenges.

  34. Pacific ratification helps to bring 'Seafarers Bill of Rights' into effect

    The ILO has received the 30th ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC), fulfilling the final condition for the first global standard spanning continents and oceans, to go into effect in a year’s time.

  35. Republic of Palau becomes 185th ILO member State

    GENEVA (ILO News) – The Republic of Palau, a Pacific island nation, became the 185th member of the International Labour Organization (ILO) following receipt in Geneva of a letter dated 2 May, stating, on behalf of the Government, that the Republic of Palau formally accepts the obligations of the Constitution of the ILO.

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