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.

2017

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

    03 April 2017

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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. TACKLE UPDATE Newsletter

    01 July 2016

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Fiji Labour Market Update - April 2016

    01 April 2016

    Centralizing Decent Work in the response to Tropical Cyclone Winston

  7. Post disaster needs assessment (PDNA) Brochure

    01 March 2016

    The PDNA is a mechanism for joint assessment and recovery planning following a disaster. Through this mechanism, the parties involved seek to assess the impact of a disaster and define a strategy for recovery, including the estimation of financial resources required. It pulls together information on the socio-economic aspects of damages, effects (economic losses, disaster caused changes in service delivery, governance and risk), impacts and needs, as well as highlights recovery priorities from a human recovery perspective. The cumulative result is a consolidated report that lends to a resilient recovery strategy.

  8. Samoa National Employment Policy 2016 - 2020

    01 February 2016

    The Samoa National Employment Policy (SNEP) 2016 –2020, the first employment policy for Samoa, seeks to provide a coherent framework to improve the quality of life for all Samoans through more and better productive employment opportunities.

  9. The ILO in Solomon Islands

    01 February 2016

    The Solomon Islands and decent work

  10. ILO Pacific News - December 2015

    18 January 2016

    This "Newsletter" is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective countries.

2015

  1. Fiji - Creating quality jobs

    16 December 2015

    The report seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the context, constraints, and opportunities for increasing productive employment Fiji and to inform the design of evidence-based policies that will promote productive employment and decent work.

  2. TACKLE UPDATE Newsletter_Vol 4

    30 November 2015

    Tackling Child Labour through Education Mid-Year Update Vol. 4_December 2015