Feature articles

2016

  1. Enabling people with disabilities to start their own business

    02 December 2016

    An ILO-funded Start Your Own Business training and mentorship programme brings financial independence to people with disabilities in Vanuatu.

2015

  1. © Jodie Gatfield / AusAID 2019

    How Kiribati manages the impacts of climate displacement through labour migration

    18 December 2015

    The ILO estimates that there are more than 150 million migrant workers in today’s world. Climate change may increase this number in the coming years, raising the need for improved migration management as exemplified by the small Pacific island nation Kiribati.

  2. New services help Vanuatu recover from Cyclone Pam

    01 December 2015

    As world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, the ILO is helping Vanuatu to rebuild stronger and greener to better prepare for future storms.

2014

  1. Seasonal work brings year-round benefits

    02 May 2014

    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.

2013

  1. Sports and youth employment

    29 November 2013

    In the Pacific region, sport plays a very important role in life. Youth unemployment is also rampant. Linking sports to youth employment could bring about positive results as young peoples’ skills in sports can be useful at work.

  2. © ILO / P. Blumel 2019

    Fiji: A village forced to move by rising seas

    13 September 2013

    The International Labour Organization is playing a critical role in helping a Fijian coastal community rebuild its flooded village.

  3. © Jay Directo / AFP 2019

    Web accessibility – good for society, good for business

    11 March 2013

    Making the Web accessible to people with disabilities is the right thing to do. For a business, it can also mean added revenue and protection from lawsuits.

2011

  1. ILO training keeps Fiji green and clean

    28 April 2011

    April 28th is observed globally as World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Waste collectors in Fiji have reason to celebrate this day, because, thanks to a new ILO programme combining ‘green’ environmental support measures with occupational safety and health (OSH) practices, they are enjoying better, safer and greener working conditions. By Surfaka Katafono, National Programme Officer, ILO Country Office for Pacific Island Countries.

2007

  1. The Pacifc’s youth employment challenge

    31 August 2007

    By Aurelio Parisotta, INTEGRATION, ILO Geneva; Margaret Reade Rounds, ILO Suva & Urmila Sarkar, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. There are many obstacles facing young people like Genevieve who want to get an education and a job in the Pacific subregion. Across the Pacific subregion constituents have made decent work opportunities for young women and men a priority in their Decent Work Country Programmes and there are clear opportunities for the ILO to spearhead the UN’s role in promoting training and employment, particularly for young people.