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.

August 2013

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

    26 August 2013

    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.

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

    26 August 2013

    A new “bill of rights” – the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention – comes into force, ensuring protection for the world’s 1.5 million seafarers and fair competition for shipowners.

June 2013

  1. Making entrepreneurship a real option for young people in the Pacific

    26 June 2013

    The ILO promotes the importance of entrepreneurship education as part of a lifelong learning strategy, that can contribute to increasing the employability of young people by building an entrepreneurial mind-set, positive attitudes, self-confidence, knowledge and skills needed to enter self-employment and be active and productive citizens.

May 2013

  1. Emphasis on need for sectoral approach

    31 May 2013

    The need for young men and women to be involved in entrepreneurship development and opportunities in the Pacific - recognising employment as a major issue among youths in the Pacific.

  2. Kiribati business survey opens communication: ILO

    26 May 2013

    The Kiribati Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) launches the Kiribati Business Survey Report

  3. Fiji National Wage Survey

    20 May 2013

    The country's first national minimum wage baseline survey is underway

  4. Child Labourers exposed to harmful environments

    20 May 2013

    Highlighting the role of teachers in the tackling child labour in Fiji

  5. Teachers fight child labour

    20 May 2013

    A workshop aimed at highlighting the role of teachers in the tackling child labour in Fiji

  6. Six provinces in PNG received training on Child Labour

    20 May 2013

    A road show to generate interest and create awareness on the impacts of child labour in PNG

April 2013

  1. ILO: PNG lacks complete laws on child labour

    22 April 2013

    Papua New Guinea lacks comprehensive legislation to deal with child labour issues, a workshop has been told.

March 2013

  1. 24 OSH and Labour Inspectors trained in Papua New Guinea for a modern and effective OSH inspection system.

    04 March 2013

    The Department of Labour and Industrial Relations, Papua New Guinea (PNG), in cooperation with the ILO organized a five day programme on OSH inspection

February 2013

  1. Recognizing workers skills in Samoa

    19 February 2013

    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.

  2. Promoting creative industries through business awareness in schools in Kiribati

    19 February 2013

    Through the UN One Fund initiative in Kiribati, the ILO in collaboration with UNESCO identified the opportunity to promote creative industries in schools. This initiative was welcomed by ILO tripartite partners and youth stakeholders in Kiribati.

  3. Private sector survey in Vanuatu

    18 February 2013

    The largest ever private sector survey of business in Port Vila has been completed by the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). The ILO has supported VCCI with this project and will continue to do so as a position paper is developed by the VCCI Advocacy Team reflecting members' views for use in Government discussions and lobbying.

  4. Fiji Child Labour DVD to be launched at the National Child Labour Forum

    18 February 2013

    The plight of children in child labour in Fiji will be raised, through the launching of a DVD titled “Back to School- Tackling Child Labour in Fiji”

January 2013

  1. ILO to publish annual report on global employment trends and the jobs crisis

    21 January 2013

    The ILO is to launch its annual report, “Global Employment Trends 2013” (GET) on Tuesday 22 January.

December 2012

  1. University of the South Pacific and the ILO pilot Community Based Enterprise Development Programme

    01 December 2012

    The Aspiring Entrepreneurs component of the Community Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) was piloted at the Regional Centre for Continued Community Education (RCCCE) of USP.

November 2012

  1. Minister of Labour, Mr Jone Usamate's opening statement at the Fiji National Employment Creation Policy workshop

    28 November 2012

    28th November 2012 the Fiji Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment and the ILO jointly hosted a three day technical training workshop for senior Government officials, employers workers and academia to explore not only the technical aspects of developing National Employment Policies but also to consider the particular challenges and opportunities in Fiji.

  2. Papua New Guinea moves to establishing a National Employment Policy

    27 November 2012

    The Papua New Guinea Government has prioritized the development of a new National Employment Policy to implement ILO Convention 122.

  3. Fiji National Employment Creation Policy workshop

    27 November 2012

    In November 2012 the Fiji Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment and the ILO jointly hosted a three day technical training workshop for senior Government officials, employers workers and academia to explore not only the technical aspects of developing National Employment Policies but also to consider the particular challenges and opportunities in Fiji.