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.

June 2013

  1. Capacity Building Workshop of the Tuvalu Private Sector Organization 17-21 June 2013

    17 - 21 June 2013

    Training on Financial Management for Small and Medium Enterprises in Funafuti and also on enterprise develop for aspiring entrepreneurs in Tuvalu.

  2. Participation at the 3rd Conference on Regulating for Decent Work: Regulating for Equitable and Job‐Rich Growth (RDW), 3-5 July 2013

    3 - 5 June 2013

    The 2013 RDW Conference will centre on the role of labour market regulation when job creation is the paramount objective. Papers are invited to address labour market regulation's ideal post‐crisis form, with a special focus on four thematic issues: (a) Comparing and evaluating labour regulation systems; (b) regulating informal work; (c) industrial and employment relations for inclusive growth; (d) new patterns of segmentation and new challenges for promoting inclusive labour markets.

May 2013

  1. Fiji Commerce & Employers’ Federation Industrial Relations Project - Publication Launch

    31 May 2013

    A joint launch of the Fiji Employers Guide to collective Bargaining and the Employers Guide on Gender Equality

  2. Training for seafarers and port workers on HIV/AIDS and workplace policy

    28 - 29 May 2013

  3. Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 Tuvalu Workshop, 28 May 2013

    28 May 2013

    Stakeholders workshop on the endorsement and presentation of the Merchant Shipping (MLC) Regulation 2013 of Tuvalu

  4. Kiribati Chamber of Commerce & Industry launch Business Survey Report

    27 May 2013

    The Kiribati Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the Kiribati Business Survey Report at the Novotel Hotel, in Nadi, Fiji.

  5. Pacific Islands Private Sector Organization (PIPSO) Meeting

    27 - 28 May 2013

    Private sector perspective on youth entrepreneurship in the tourism sector – what are the opportunities, challenges & solutions

  6. Samoa Decent Work Country Programme Review

    21 May 2013

    Strengthening DWCP's with a specific focus on national priorities.

  7. Draft employment relations bill debated in Tonga

    20 May 2013

    Tonga’s Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour is consulting widely on a draft Employment Relations Bill to progressively implement the International Labour Organisation’s eight fundamental Conventions.

  8. Know about Business Training of Trainers

    13 May 2013

    This initiative is part of the EU- funded Tackling Child Labour through Education (TACKLE) project implemented by the ILO’s International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour, which strengthens formal education and training interventions aimed at preventing children from dropping out of school and entering into child labour.

  9. Implementing Good Practice in Tripartite Labour Committees

    1 May 2013

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries is developing guidance for member countries to assist with the establishment and implementation of tripartite labour advisory committees.

April 2013

  1. World Day for Occupational Safety and Health - Prevention of Occupational Diseases 2013

    25 - 26 April 2013

    On 26 April 2013, the ILO Country Office for Pacific Island Countries observes World Day for Occupational Safety and Health in Kiribati, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

  2. ILO participates in the Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting, Port Moresby PNG

    19 April 2013

    The Commonwealth Youth Programmes brought in ministers and their delegations from the 54 Commonwealth countries. It was divided into three separated by inter-linked events: The Youth Leaders Forum; the Youth Stakeholders Forum; and The Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting .

  3. Women in Business and Management, Regional Workshop, Bangkok, 18-19 April 2013

    19 April 2013

    The ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) together with the ILO Regional Office are organising a Regional Workshop for representatives of the employers’ organizations on “Women in Business and Management”.

  4. PNG National Child Labour Road Show

    14 - 15 April 2013

    The Papua New Guinea Labour and Industrial Relations Department has organised a road show on behalf of the ILO.

  5. Pacific Regional Forum for Youth with Disability

    8 April 2013

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries has been asked to present as a guest speaker on a panel covering topics on the Post 2015 Development agenda, including: Education, Employment, Economic Empowerment and Health.

February 2013

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Inspection - Papua New Guinea

    25 February - 1 March 2013

    The ILO is organizing this workshop to expose OSH inspectors in PNG to the international experience, best practices and guidelines for the inspection of the OSH.

  2. Fiji National Child Labour Forum

    25 - 28 February 2013

    The Forum will serve as a platform to finalize the National Action Plan (NAP)to eliminate the worst forms of Child Labour including trafficking

  3. Tuvalu Overseas Seafarers Union draft workplace policy for HIV

    21 February - 21 March 2013

    On completion of a training conducted by the ILO/SPC Pacific Island Workplaces Combating HIV and AIDS Project, the Tuvalu Overseas Seafarers Union haved drafted their workplace policy for HIV. TOSU currently have a HIV programme where they provide condom supplies to their members.

  4. ILO and Crisis response in Samoa

    11 - 15 February 2013

    In Samoa UN agencies have been involved in undertaking initial impact assessments and now supporting the design of recovery and rebuilding programmes.