Events, meetings and trainings

The ILO organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events, throughout the Pacific. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link, or by contacting the CO-Suva.

September 2020

  1. The Pacific narrative on the future of work

    11 September 2020

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

  2. Pacific launch of the ILO-ADB report on Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    9 September 2020

    COVID-19 is inflicting a triple shock on young people. It is destroying their employment, disrupting education and training and placing major obstacles in the way of those seeking to enter the labour market or to move between jobs. The ILO-ADB Joint report and the recent rapid assessments in Fiji and Samoa brings more light to the situation in Asia and also the Pacific.

July 2020

  1. ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Protecting Workers in the Workplace in Asia and Pacific

    23 July 2020

    This webinar will offer trade unionists in Asia-Pacific an opportunity to discuss “Pillar 3: Protecting workers in the workplace” while exploring possible actions and strategies to influence, shape and support successful policy outcomes linked to the ILO Policy Framework.

  2. ILO Webinar on COVID-19:Supporting Enterprises, Jobs and Income in Asia and Pacific

    16 July 2020

    This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0, will explore how to cushion the devastating consequences for the loss of income many workers face during lockdown as well as the policies in place such as wage subsidies, job retention schemes and other efforts in terms of short-term support and extension of social protection. Trade union strategies that can influence, shape and support these actions will also be discussed.

June 2020

  1. Book launch: "Still Work to be Done"

    25 June 2020

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation?How do we make governments ans multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world? These are some questions that Luc Cortebeeck tried to respond in this book which is a plea for effective international social regulations and a strong ILO as cornerstone for social progress.

  2. ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Stimulating the Economy and Employment​ in Asia and Pacific

    23 June 2020

    The lockdown measures have sparked an unprecedented economic crisis in most countries around the world. “Jobs-led” and “human centred” economic policies have become increasingly important and necessary in the COVID-19 crisis and recovery response. The ILO Policy Framework on COVID-19 Crisis based on International Labour Standards identified out four (4) pillars to fight the crisis and one of which is the pillar on “Stimulating the Economy and Employment”. This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0 will explore how economic and employment policies (in particular active labour market policies) can support workers and sectors in the Asia Pacific region to promote employment growth and more decent work on the road to recovery.

November 2019

  1. Effective regional policy engagement for Pacific Trades Unions on Just Transition for Climate Sustainability

    28 November 2019

    A Regional workshop organized by the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries in collaboration with the Australia People for Health, Education and Development Abroad (APHEDA)

  2. Strengthening capacities of employers'and workers' organizations on promotion of youth employment in disaster and conflict settings

    11 - 15 November 2019

    A Regional course organized by the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO)

August 2019

  1. National Strategic Planning Forum to Develop a Joint Road-map for Fiji as a Pathfinder Country to Achieve SDG Target 8.7

    22 - 23 August 2019

    The overall aim of the strategic planning forum is to reinforce national commitment and accelerate actions towards the achievement of SDG Target 8.7, in line with Fiji’s status as a Pathfinder Country for Alliance 8.7.

July 2019

  1. Pacific tripartite high level forum on climate change and decent work

    24 - 26 July 2019

    Following the adoption of the ILO's centenary declaration, government, workers and employers representatives from 11 Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand will meet to discuss how to develop a human-centered approach to the future of work in the Pacific region.

  2. Workers Capacity Strengthening & Project Consultation Workshop

    17 - 19 July 2019

    Supported by the project: Increased capacities of employers’ and workers’ Organisations to participate effectively in the development of social and labour policy

April 2019

  1. Employers Capacity Strengthening & Project Consultation Workshop

    24 - 25 April 2019

    Supported by the project: Increased capacities of employers’ and workers’ organizations to participate effectively in the development of social and labour policy

February 2019

  1. Know About Business (KAB) training for teachers in Marshall Islands

    25 February - 2 March 2019

    The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Education(MoE) and Public School System (PSS) is delivering a KAB training for teacher in Marshall Islands from 25th February – 2nd March 2019 in Majuro, Marshall Islands.

December 2017

  1. National workshop on coping with disruptions in the global supply chain to reduce impact on youth employment in Samoa

    6 - 7 December 2017

    The ILO has been providing technical assistance to Yazaki EDS Management and national implementing partners to strengthen employment and social protection services in Samoa to support redundant Yazaki workers secure employment.

November 2017

  1. High level dialogue on the Pacific Voice for a Just Transition, Job Creation and Climate Resilience

    7 November 2017

    High-Level Dialogue organized by of The Republic of Fiji (COP 23 President) in partnership with the International Labour Organization to shed light on the interlinkages between Decent work and environmental sustainability.

October 2017

  1. Pacific Consultation on Alliance 8.7

    4 - 6 October 2017

    Ending child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking and preparing for the 4th Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

  2. Pacific Consultation on Alliance 8.7

    4 - 6 October 2017

    Ending child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking and preparing for the 4th Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

September 2017

  1. Working out of disaster - from response to recovery and preparedness

    18 - 22 September 2017

    From 2015 until now, the ILO has supported post-disaster action in three Pacific island countries through conducting Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) of the Employment and Livelihoods Sector, implementing employment-rich recovery projects and through helping micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to establish disaster-resilient business practices. The demand for preparedness and recovery tools for the MSME’s is high, considering the effect of the disaster to income and employment.

August 2017

  1. National Training for Trainers on Career Counseling as part of the Samoa National Youth Week and International Youth Day

    8 - 9 August 2017

    This initiative is part of the ONE UN Youth Employment Programme (YEP) and in partnership with the Ministry of Women Community and Social Development (Youth Division)

  2. Training of Trainers on Career Counseling in Samoa

    7 August 2017

    This initiative is part of the ONE UN Youth Employment Programme (YEP)

May 2017

  1. High Level Tripartite Dialogue on Future of Work in the Pacific

    23 - 25 May 2017

    The ILO 11 Pacific member States along with key stakeholders from the Pacific development community participated in the High Level Tripartite Dialogue to discuss the Future of Work in the Pacific and propose recommendations to address the transformations unfolding across the region's labour markets and beyond.