Port Vila Statement incorporating the Pacific Action Plan for Decent Work

The adoption of the Port Vila Statement and Pacific Action Plan reflects a commitment by tripartite constituents to support a jobs-led recovery from the global economic crisis, by promoting Decent Work in the Pacific region.


On the 9th of February 2010, Ministers of Labour and their Social Partners unanimously adopted the Port Vila Statement on Decent Work (Port Vila Statement). They also incorporated the Pacific Action Plan for Decent Work (Pacific Action Plan). Three days later, on the 12th of February the Port Vila Statement and Pacific Action Plan were further endorsed by Pacific governments and development partners more broadly, in the Vanuatu Outcome Statement of the ‘Pacific Conference on the Human Face of the Global Economic Crisis’ also held in Port Vila.

This document does not supercede or replace country specific DWCPs. Rather it addresses the need to examine and resource common issues in a coordinated manner, as well as providing a vehicle for addressing broader issues arising from the GJP, Pacific Plan alongside those contained in DWCPs. The PAP-DW therefore will assist in the effective and efficient mobilizing of resources and assistance to deliver outcomes as appropriate in each country.