Resources from ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries

  1. Act now: End child labour!

    12 June 2021

    The United Nations has declared 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Matin Karimli, ILO's Director for the Pacific, and Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative for the Pacific, explain why the time for change is now.

  2. MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter - May - June 2021 edition

    06 June 2021

    This e-newsletter 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.

  3. MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project - Entrepreneurs Jouney

    06 June 2021

    Q&A with Irami Buli – An ‘Artrepreneur’ On a Mission

  4. MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project - Partner Spotlight

    06 June 2021

    Q&A with Olympia E. Morei-Remengesau – Director/Curator of the Belau National Museum

  5. We Have the Power to Change Lives

    06 June 2021

    This month, the UN Resident Coordinator for the Fiji Multi-Country Office, Sanaka Samarasinha sat down with us to discuss Pacific informal economies. In this in-depth interview, he speaks about the unique challenges faced by the informal sector, and how we cannot hope to build back better from the pandemic without addressing the massive gaps within this often ‘invisible’ space.

  6. Report: Youth takes the floor - Empowering Youths as Agents for Peace and Social Cohesion

    03 June 2021

    The “Youth takes the Floor” training course was designed, facilitated and delivered by ITC (International Training Centre, Turin, Italy) and DevCurate (Bangkok, Thailand) for 35 youths in the Solomon Islands.

  7. Supporting private sector resilience in the Pacific

    03 June 2021

    Business continuity planning is critical in times of crisis. For enterprises to survive, they must be able to adapt their operations to the new environment.

  8. UNESCO statement for the May - June edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    31 May 2021

    Director of the Office and UNESCO Representative to the Pacific States

  9. 1,045 informal sector workers and entrepreneurs supported to access COVID-19 grants

    30 May 2021

    The ILO in collaboration with its Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) provided technical assistance to the Tonga Public Service association (PSA) to support informal sector workers and entrepreneurs in the creative and agriculture sector access the government grants.

  10. Progress in organizing the informal economy in the Pacific

    30 May 2021

    The Informal Economies Recovery Project is providing informal sector workers in the creative and agriculture sector an identity, a collective voice and opportunity to influence national COVID-19 recovery policies.