Labour Migration

Enhancing protection and empowerment of migrants and communities affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region (Kiribati, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji)

The projects overall goal is to contribute towards the protection and empowerment of communities that are adversely affected by or at‐risk of being affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region, focusing specifically on climate change‐related migration, displacement and planned relocation.

This regional programme seeks to protect and empower communities adversely affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region, focusing specifically on climate change and disaster-related migration, displacement, and planned relocation.

The proposed programme targets the Pacific Island Countries of Kiribati, Tuvalu, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. It will be delivered through a partnership between UN Agencies including IOM, ILO, OHCHR, and ESCAP; and non-UN implementing partners including Platform on Disaster Displacement and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.

The programme has 3 objectives:

Objective 1: Pacific communities and governments demonstrate strengthened capacity and coordination through a human security-based response to climate change and disaster-related migration, displacement, and planned relocation;

Objective 2: Migrants and communities in the Pacific Island Countries benefit from safe labour migration as a sustainable development and climate change adaptation strategy;

Objective 3: Contribute to the evidence-base on good practices in responding to climate change and disaster-related migration, displacement, and planned relocation; with particular focus on the role of the human security framework.

ILO is largely focused on Objective 2.


More information on the project can be found on the ILO Development Cooperation Dashboard.