World Day for Occupational Safety and Health

On 28 April 2011, the ILO Country Office for South Pacific Island Countries (CO-Suva) observed World Day for Occupational Safety and Health.

Each year the ILO observes World Day for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). ILO Country Office for the South Pacific Island Countries (CO-Suva) observed the Day with two very important sessions. The first session was a technical meeting with Fiji tripartite constituents to discuss the roles and responsibilities of OSH committee members.

Other topics discussed include Fiji's National Code of Practice for HIV/AIDS workplace policies, ILO Recommendation 200 and Fiji's Sexual Harassment Policy. The second session was a signing ceremony between the Governments of Fiji and Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed to seal a landmark deal for Fiji to provide technical assistance in the field of occupational safety and health to PNG. This south-south cooperation is a first of its kind facilitated by CO-Suva.