Publications

The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to the South Pacific Island Countries. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested from the ILO Library in Suva.

2018

  1. Employment and environmental sustainability in Papua New Guinea

    02 April 2018

    The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact Sheets series provides key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance. They include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.

  2. Employment and environmental sustainability in the Pacific islands

    02 April 2018

    The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact Sheets series provides key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance. They include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.

  3. Implementing guidelines for a just transition in Asia and the Pacific: Lessons from the Philippines

    14 March 2018

    Lessons from pilot projects promoting just transition to greener economies in Asia-Pacific. These guidelines offer the ILO and its constituents a framework and practical tool to ensure that national and global efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges also advance employment creation goals, social justice and fair transitions for workers, enterprises and communities on an equal footing.

2017

  1. ILO Pacific Newsletter - December 2017

    13 December 2017

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find some accomplishments from our programmes/projects, updates on events and other highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific in 2017

  2. Improving labour market outcomes in the Pacific: Policy Challenges and Priorities

    19 June 2017

    Labour markets in the Pacific Island countries are characterized by underemployment, high levels of informality, gender disparities in employment outcomes, and a large and growing share of young people not in education, employment or training. Size and remoteness have hindered economic growth and limited positive labour market outcomes. This Report provides policy guidelines for improving labour market outcomes, focusing on five key areas: first, investing in underserved areas and tackling informality; second, strengthening labour market institutions to make growth more inclusive; third, adopting migration policy that works for all; fourth, addressing inequities between men and women while tackling youth unemployment; and lastly, better preparing for the future of work in the Pacific that is likely to be shaped by the need to tackle climate change.

  3. A study on the future of work in the Pacific

    15 May 2017

    In the Pacific, the High-Level Dialogue on Future of Work is being held in Fiji in May 2017, with the participation of the heads of ILO’s tripartite constituents from eleven member states in the Pacific. This report intends to provide the participants in the Dialogue with the background on employment and labour issues in the Pacific, which will then form the basis for future of work discussions. Such discussions will make contribution to the development and implementation of the Decent Work Country Programs (DWCPs) in the Pacific, which reflects the ILO and its Constituents’ commitment to achieve the SDGs.

  4. Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.

  5. Outcome Statement - Pacific Summit and Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship

    17 April 2017

    Unemployment is the most critical challenge that young people globally confront today. The challenge is particularly acute in the pacific region where jobs in the organised sector are few and far between, while those in the informal sector are often unstable, unsafe and poorly paid. Youth unemployment in the pacific stands at an alarming 23% (SPC, 2011) with young people 4.5-6 times (ILO, 2015) less likely to secure decent jobs relative to older people.

  6. Programme - Pacific Summit and Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship

    03 April 2017

  7. Concept Note - Pacific Summit and Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship

    03 April 2017

    Unemployment is the most critical challenge that young people globally confront today. The challenge is particularly acute in the pacific region where jobs in the organised sector are few and far between, while those in the informal sector are often unstable, unsafe and poorly paid. Youth unemployment in the pacific stands at an alarming 23% (SPC, 2011) with young people 4.5-6 times (ILO, 2015) less likely to secure decent jobs relative to older people.

  8. Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration) - 5th Edition (March 2017)

    17 March 2017

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted close to 40 years ago (amended in 2000 and 2006) and revised in 2017. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work Agenda in the private sector.

  9. Report of the rapid assessment of children working on the streets of Apia, Samoa: A scoping exercise

    01 March 2017

    This report presents key findings from focus group discussions and interviews to assess perceptions and knowledge on the topic of child street vendors.

  10. Report of the rapid assessment of children working on the streets of Apia, Samoa: A pilot study

    01 March 2017

    This report is an output of the ILO’s Pacific child labour and trafficking project, and responds to the need for data and information on child labour in Samoa.

2016

  1. W4Y Samoa country summary

    12 December 2016

  2. Rapid Assessment of Children in Child Labour in Honiara, Solomon Islands

    30 November 2016

    The Rapid Assessment of Children in Child Labour in Honiara, Solomon Islands, was commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in response to concerns raised at the first National Child Labour and Trafficking Forum in Honiara in August 2014. The two main issues: commercial sexual exploitation of children and children working in the informal sector in Honiara were identified by stakeholders and the need for research on the issues as a main priority action.

  3. TACKLE UPDATE Newsletter

    01 July 2016

    Tackling Child Labour through Education Mid-Year Update Vol. 5 - June 2016

  4. Information guide for Kiribati seasonal workers

    21 June 2016

    This brochure highlights facts for I-kiribati workers bound for New Zealand under the seasonal workers scheme.

  5. Providing decent employment for Pacific fishers

    02 June 2016

    This publication highlights promoting employment opportunities for Pacific Islanders on foreign fishing vessels and protecting fishers on board, envisaging the ratification of Fishing Convention (C188) by the Pacific Island Countries.

  6. Child labour manual: A resource for labour inspectors and officers in Pacific Island countries

    01 April 2016

    This manual has been developed primarily for the Ministries of Labour, but can also be used by other inspectorates and officers whose work overlaps into the area of child labour.

  7. Fiji Labour Market Update - April 2016

    01 April 2016

    Centralizing Decent Work in the response to Tropical Cyclone Winston