News and press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Country Office for South Pacific Island Countries. The most recent release is at the top.

January 2023

  1. The Pacific region statistical and labour community benefit from an ILO training on the latest international statistics standards

    23 January 2023

    The ILO Office for the Pacific Island Countries in partnership with the International Training Centre (ITC), the ILO Department of Statistics and the ILO Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific is conducting a Labour Market Statistics and Analysis Academy for the Pacific Island Countries

December 2022

  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with launch of ‘Singapore Statement’

    09 December 2022

    Statement identifies priorities to tackle wide range of existing and new employment challenges facing Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  2. ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth

    06 December 2022

    Government, employer and worker representatives from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States gather in Singapore to shape priorities for action to drive employment growth in both regions.

  3. Project aims to promote labour mobility’s contribution to decent work for sustainable development in the Pacific

    01 December 2022

    IOM and ILO are working closely with partners across the Pacific to strengthen their approach to labour mobility and contribute to the goals of the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.  

November 2022

  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    29 November 2022

    High-level participation to include President of Singapore H.E. Halimah Yacob, new ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo and 15 ministers from Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  2. Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging

    28 November 2022

    Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.

  3. Media opportunities at the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)

    25 November 2022

    Information on opportunities for media coverage at the 17th APRM

  4. ILO to release new report on Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022

    24 November 2022

    This third edition of the biennial Asia–Pacific Employment and Social Outlook pulls together the most recent statistics to highlight how labour markets in the region are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. The ITCILO invites youth to the Winter Global Youth Forum 2023

    15 November 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Winter Global Youth Forum 2023 – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  6. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    10 November 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the ILO will be held 6 to 9 December 2022 in Singapore, to discuss concrete steps to drive job-rich growth that is inclusive and transformative.

  7. Samoa National Employment Policy 2021/2022 - 2026/2027 training for Stakeholders and the Implementing Partners ahead of it’s launching on 7th November 2022

    06 November 2022

    Samoa has recently adopted its second Samoa National Employment Policy (SNEP-2) 2021/2022 - 2025/2026 focusing on promoting integrated policy interventions to ensure job-rich recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.

October 2022

  1. Samoan Government officials enhance their knowledge & professional skills on reporting on International Labour Standards

    21 October 2022

    Part of a series of capacity building trainings to ensure ILO Pacific constituents are upskilled on the best practices of planning and preparing ILS reports.

  2. Solomon Islands commit to design and implement National Employment Policy 2023-2027

    11 October 2022

    Reinforcing the interlinkages between employment, peace, security, economic diversifications, and environmental sustainability

September 2022

  1. The Government of Vanuatu commits to development of the first National Employment Policy

    29 September 2022

    Promoting Economic Diversification and Environmental Sustainability

  2. Climate Change and Labour Mobility in Pacific Island Countries Policy Brief published

    14 September 2022

    The International Labour Organization and the International Organization for Migration have jointly prepared a policy brief on ‘Climate Change and Labour Mobility in Pacific Island Countries.’

  3. Fiji reviews National Employment Policy

    08 September 2022

    Promoting Economic Diversification and Environmental Sustainability

July 2022

  1. Groundbreaking ceremony labour-based road works in PNG

    21 July 2022

    The project in PNG funded by EU and implemented by FAO with an ILO component to improve the condition of transport infrastructure, mainly provincial, district or local level roads, air strips and jetties in East Sepik and Sandaun Provinces to create climate resilient and efficient value chain enablers for cocoa, vanilla, and fishery industries.

  2. ILO is set to rehabilitate roads in the Greater Sepik Region in Papua New Guinea under the EU-Funded UN Joint STREIT PNG Programme

    04 July 2022

    ILO through the EU-STREIT PNG Programme creates employment opportunities for rural populations in the Sepik region by applying employment-intensive work methods in road maintenance works to improve the access of farming communities to markets.

  3. The ITCILO invites youth to the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022

    04 July 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022 – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

June 2022

  1. ILO presented at the 2022 Pacific Update

    29 June 2022

    The 2022 Pacific Update is co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre and the University of the South Pacific’s School of Accounting, Finance and Economics. The Pacific Update is the premier forum for discussion of economic, social, political, and environmental issues in the region.