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.

November 2016

  1. OSH and Labour inspectors learn new skills

    30 November 2016

    The objective of the training was to provide basic concepts, principles and skills to participants to manage and implement OSH and labour standards requirements under ILO Conventions and National Legislation

October 2016

  1. Employment and wages will be impacted in the last income tax haven in the Pacific

    31 October 2016

  2. New era for Kiribati Trade Union Congress (KTUC)

    31 October 2016

    The KTUC organised its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29th October 2016 in Betio, Tarawa attended by representatives of 5 affiliate unions. Prior to the AGM, a workshop was organised where workers representatives who had attended ILO meetings made presentations.

  3. Kiribati prepares for implementation of new labour laws

    31 October 2016

    “The new act repeals and replaces the Employment Ordinance (1977), Industrial Relations Act (1988) and the Trade Union Act, aligns to ILO conventions and modernises employment practices to respond to changing labour market in Kiribati”, said Ms Taare Uriam, Permanent Secretary for Labour & Human Resource Development.

  4. Employment services starts with 18 skilled workers securing jobs in Australia

    31 October 2016

    The recently established National Career Counselling & Employment Center (NCCEC) within the TVET section of the Kiribati Ministry of Labour & Human Resource Development has already facilitated the departure of 18 skilled workers for the hospitality sector in Australia, with 2 more groups departing in November 2016.

September 2016

  1. Investigative and Inclusive Reporting in Fragile Democracies Training for Journalists in Suva, Fiji

    06 September 2016

    Valuing Voices is an innovative arts-in-development project, designed to support human rights advocacy in relation to Fiji’s international commitments to media independence focusing on human rights defenders of women and children and supported by MIDA

  2. Young Entrepreneurs Council Vanuatu supported by Pacific Youth Council

    06 September 2016

    ILO supports young entrepreneurs to be part of national private sector organizations in Vanuatu

  3. Supporting self-employment for persons with disabilities in Vanuatu

    02 September 2016

    The objective of this training and mentoring initiative is to support business start-ups for unemployed persons with disabilities to gain decent employment

  4. Vanuatu trade union takes stock and maps future

    01 September 2016

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO), through the Government of Japan funded Social Safety Net (SSN) Project, supported the VCTU with undertaking an assessment of its members who lost jobs, linking disenfranchised workers to Employment Services Vanuatu (ESV) and provided hardware to establish their membership database.

July 2016

  1. ILO provides technical assistance to the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Cyclone Winston Fiji 2016

    26 July 2016

    The ILO has provided technical assistance for the chapter on Employment, Livelihoods and Social Protection (ELSP) as part of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment - Cyclone Winston Fiji

  2. Career teachers equipped to guide students

    18 July 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Guadalcanal Provincial Government train high school teachers on career counseling

June 2016

  1. Youths in Agriculture undergo business training in Kiribati

    30 June 2016

    The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Kiribati Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) delivered a Start & Improve Your Business (SIYB) training for 20 youths engaged in the national youth in agriculture initiative.

  2. ILO starts joint implementation of Cyclone Winston recovery programmes in Fiji

    30 June 2016

    Four months after the category 5 tropical cyclone (TC) Winston struck Fiji, the ILO through its joint programme with government has kick started implementation in two of the top five most effected provinces.

  3. ILO participates in Integrated vulnerability assessment in Koro Islands, Fiji

    30 June 2016

    An Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (IVA) and community relocation consultations was carried out in 14 villages on Koro Island

  4. Young entrepreneurs council launched in the Pacific

    25 June 2016

    The Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (FCEF) launches the Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC)

  5. Ending Child Labour in the Supply Chains, It’s Everyone’s Business

    13 June 2016

    Over 150 students and teachers in Fiji will participate in student leadership seminars to observe World Day Against Child Labour

  6. Capacity building crucial for recovery and reconstruction

    08 June 2016

    ILO facilitated a training on “Job Creation in Fragile States” at the ILO/ITC training centre in Turin, Italy

May 2016

  1. Life continues for Manu villager despite family tragedy

    31 May 2016

    A Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) Project beneficiary overcomes personal loss after Tropical Cyclone Winston

  2. Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) project farmers harvest first crops

    27 May 2016

    The Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) project has provided wages and tools to support three villages in Tailevu to clear farm areas that were damaged by the recent cyclone and commence replanting. The immediate objective of the CBEE was to support food security and loss of income of the identified villages through a social protection lens.

  3. Social Protection initiative supports Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) project in Fiji

    27 May 2016

    A team from the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) and the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FIRCA) have successfully registered CBEE participating farmers into the national superannuation scheme.