Fiji is the only Pacific Island country to have ratified ILO Convention 159 and is an emerging leader on disability issues in the Pacific Region, particularly relating to the vocational rehabilitation of persons with disabilities in this region. In June 2010 Fiji signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons (UNCRDP) and its optional protocol. Fiji has progressed in the implementation of legislative initiatives, and at the moment is the only country in the Pacific that has labour legislation with a provision [ERP sect 84(4)] for employment of disabled persons.
For further information please contact:
Snr Programme Assistant
ILO Country Office for South Pacific Island Countries
Tel: +679 3313410