Tonga resources

April 2021

  1. Enough is enough: Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    23 April 2021

    An opinion piece by: Matin Karimli, Director of the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and Sandra Bernklau, Representative of UN Women, Pacific ahead of the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and the 7th Meeting of the Pacific Ministers for Women

  2. MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    08 April 2021

    This e-newsletter will be a monthly edition highlighting the stories of beneficiaries and support provided to them by the Informal Economies Recovery Project funded by the UN COVID Multi-Trust Partnership Fund, jointly implemented by ILO, UNESCO, UNDP and IFAD.

March 2021

  1. ILO Pasifika Update March 2021

    31 March 2021

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find updates on events and other news highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific from December 2020 to March 2021.

  2. “We could all do with a bit of hope” – What the informal economies recovery project means for Tonga

    30 March 2021

    This month we sat down with Mele Amanaki - Secretary General of the Tonga Public Service Association [TPSA] – a key partner in the Inclusive Economic Recovery through Sustainable Enterprises in the Informal Economies. She spoke about her role and what the Project means for Tonga.

  3. Project launched as part of UN75 events

    30 March 2021

    The project was launched on 10th December 2020 as part of a series of events to mark UN75.

  4. Project consultations on implementation modalities with national stakeholders

    30 March 2021

    The objective of the inception meetings were to consult national stakeholders on implementation modalities and potential partnerships. Meetings with Vanuatu, Palau and Tonga stakeholders were held virtually while the Fiji meeting was held face-to-face.

  5. How a typical informal sector micro business is surviving

    30 March 2021

    With informal employment accounting for more than half of all jobs in Fiji, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu, it became clear that the hitherto ‘invisible sector,’ was going to be the biggest key to driving economic recovery across the Pacific region.

  6. Technical Meeting on Innovative and Sustainable Business Development Services (BDS) for the Informal Creative and Agriculture Sectors

    29 March 2021

    The technical meeting brought together, for the first time, key Business Development Services (BDS) providers with the objective of developing innovative BDS and make them accessible to informal sector micro enterprises, particularly those in the creative and agriculture sectors impacted by COVID-19.

  7. Technical Meeting on improving access to social security for the informal sector

    29 March 2021

    The technical meeting brought together, the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) senior management and informal sector creative and agriculture representatives to discuss challenges and potential solutions to enable ease of access to social security.

  8. Media campaign highlighting challenges of informal sector women workers and entrepreneurs

    29 March 2021

    To mark International Women’s Day, the project ran a week long media campaign.

  9. Project steering committee and technical team established

    29 March 2021

    As we enter into the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its sustained difficulties for the tourism-dependent Pacific, personal income and employment continues to be a challenge.

  10. ILO leads UN joint project targeting hard hit informal sector enterprises

    24 March 2021

    As we enter into the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its sustained difficulties for the tourism-dependent Pacific, personal income and employment continues to be a challenge.

February 2021

  1. Informal sectors of Fiji, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu key to COVID-19 economic recovery

    26 February 2021

January 2021

  1. Understand, promote and protect the rights of migrant workers for Tuvalu and Kiribati

    As part of the Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security (PCCMHS) programme the ILO conducted consultations with Tuvalu and Kiribati tripartite partners to discuss standard employment contracts (SECs) for migrant workers and relevant human rights and labour standards across the fisheries and horticulture sectors.

December 2020

  1. Rethinking New Strategies For Pacific Communities - Covid-19 And Social Protection

    02 December 2020

  2. Make persons with disabilities a priority during COVID-19 recovery in the Pacific

    01 December 2020

November 2020

  1. ILO Pasifika Update November 2020

    04 November 2020

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find updates on events and other news highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific from April to October 2020.

October 2020

  1. Inclusive Economic Recovery through Sustainable Enterprises in the Informal Economies of Fiji, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu

    01 October 2020

    This ILO led UN joint project is a COVID-19 recovery project funded by UN Secretary General’s Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF). Targeting informal sector enterprises and workers in the creative industries and the agriculture sector, the project is implemented jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

September 2020

  1. Targeted responses needed to combat youth employment crisis - ADB & ILO report

    10 September 2020

    The joint Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific report says COVID-19 has triggered a massive disruption of labour markets which has had a disproportionate impact on youth unemployment.

  2. The Pacific narrative on the future of work

    The symposium marks the occasion of the UN Day for South-South Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) observed annually on the 12th September.