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.

June 2011

  1. ILO project brings together worker's and employer's organizations from Samoa and New Zealand in mentoring initiative

    29 June 2011

    Worker's and employer's organizations in New Zealand have welcomed the opportunity to engage in an exchange of expertise with counterparts in the Pacific island nation of Samoa.

  2. 100th ILO annual Conference decides to bring an estimated 53 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide under the realm of labour standards

    16 June 2011

    The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

May 2011

  1. Tripartite Labour Advisory Council launched in Vanuatu

    01 May 2011

    For the first time since independence in 1980, government, workers and employers have formally joined forces to create a tripartite advisory body to help guide Vanuatu’s development of new labour and employment policies.

April 2011

  1. Papua New Guinea labour delegation in Australia: tripartite group studies industrial relations, Australian labour market governance and institutions

    29 April 2011

    ILO News: A tripartite delegation from Papua New Guinea (PNG) has travelled to Australia to study that country’s industrial relations institutions in advance of an anticipated enactment of a Bill to reform PNG’s industrial relations laws.

October 2010

  1. Pacific Island Countries explore ratification of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention

    27 October 2010

    The ILO Workshop on Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, is held on 27-29 October 2010.

August 2010

  1. Youth unemployment at highest recorded level - ILO report; 36 million Asia Pacific young people unemployed – A possible “Lost generation”

    12 August 2010

    The global unemployment rate for young people has risen to its highest recorded level, and is expected to continue increasing until the end of 2010, a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

June 2010

  1. Spotlight falls on decent work in Pacific Island States

    18 June 2010

    Progress towards building a sustainable future and implementing decent work for countries in the Pacific was highlighted at a special event held during the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.

February 2010

  1. Decent work approach to recovery urged by Pacific Island labour ministers and social partners

    09 February 2010

    Pacific Island Labour Ministers and social partners have reached an agreement to support a jobs-led recovery by promoting decent work in the Pacific region by adopting the Port Vila Statement on Decent Work and its accompanying ‘Pacific Action Plan for Decent Work’.

  2. Jobs-led recovery and plan for sustainable decent work at ILO high level meeting of ten Pacific member States at Port Vila, Vanuatu, 8–9 February 2010

    03 February 2010

    In the aftermath of the global economic downturn and a lingering jobs crisis, the ILO is convening a high-level meeting on Decent Work for Sustainable Development in the Pacific from 8 to February in Vanuatu.

August 2009

  1. Gender Equality in the Workplace Workshop, Papua New Guinea

    09 August 2009

    A workshop on gender equality in the workplace is held in Lamana Hotel in Port Moresby from 10 to 13 August 2009. The workshop was opened by Honorable Power Parkop, Member of the Parliament and Governor of the National Capital District. Participants include 6 from Vanuatu and 12 from PNG mainly from government organizations), employers’ and workers’ organizations, National Council of Women and other NGOs. Ms Johanne Lortie, ILO International Training Center in Turin, Italy is facilitating the workshop.