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Press releases

  1. © Robert Scoble 2020

    First visit of ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State

    26 July 2019

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, visited Papua New Guinea on the occasion of the Pacific high level forum on climate change and decent work. The trip was the first-ever visit of an ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State.

  2. © World Future Council 2020

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  3. New ILO-SPREP partnership to promote green jobs as a driver of sustainable development in the Pacific

    26 July 2018

  4. Observing World Day for Safety and Health at Work in the Pacific - 28th April 2018

    26 April 2018

    Youth safety and health at work: Early education equals early protection

What's new

  1. Cook Islands ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    19 December 2019

    Cook Islands is the 96th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention

  2. Earthquake victims get gravity-fed water supply in Papua New Guinea

    22 November 2019

    A ILO-Japan funded partnership infrastructure project is helping earthquake-affected communities in the Nipa district to access clean drinking water.

  3. Kiribati ratifies the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)

    28 June 2019

    Kiribati is the 147th member State to have ratified this Convention.

  4. Vanuatu ratifies the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)

    24 June 2019

    Vanuatu has now ratified all of the 8 ILO Fundamental Conventions


  1. "We have to work for a process of productive transformation that protects our blue ocean and gives us all a future"

    26 July 2019

    Guy Ryder addressed the Pacific high-level forum on climate change and decent work during the first visit of an ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State.

  2. Opening Remarks at the Official launch of the Fiji National Employment Policy

    03 September 2018

    by Mr. Donglin Li, Director, ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries at the opening address at the launching of Fiji's National Employment Policy, 31st August 2018

  3. Statement by ILO Regional Director Tomoko Nishimoto for the signing of the ILO-SREP partnership

    26 July 2018

    Statement delivered on the occasion of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the ILO and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). The partnership was signed in the margin of the Climate Action Pacific Partnership (CAPP) Conference II – 2018 held in Suva, Fii from the 26th to 27th July 2018.

  4. Opening Remarks by Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at the Alliance 8.7 Consultation for the Pacific Islands

    02 October 2017