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Press releases

  1. Informal sectors of Fiji, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu key to COVID-19 economic recovery

    26 February 2021

  2. Rethinking New Strategies For Pacific Communities - Covid-19 And Social Protection

    02 December 2020

  3. Make persons with disabilities a priority during COVID-19 recovery in the Pacific

    01 December 2020

  4. © ILO 2021

    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

What's new

  1. Enough is enough: Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    23 April 2021

    An opinion piece by: Matin Karimli, Director of the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and Sandra Bernklau, Representative of UN Women, Pacific ahead of the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and the 7th Meeting of the Pacific Ministers for Women

  2. “We could all do with a bit of hope” – What the informal economies recovery project means for Tonga

    30 March 2021

    This month we sat down with Mele Amanaki - Secretary General of the Tonga Public Service Association [TPSA] – a key partner in the Inclusive Economic Recovery through Sustainable Enterprises in the Informal Economies. She spoke about her role and what the Project means for Tonga.

  3. How a typical informal sector micro business is surviving

    30 March 2021

    With informal employment accounting for more than half of all jobs in Fiji, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu, it became clear that the hitherto ‘invisible sector,’ was going to be the biggest key to driving economic recovery across the Pacific region.

  4. Targeted responses needed to combat youth employment crisis - ADB & ILO report

    10 September 2020

    The joint Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific report says COVID-19 has triggered a massive disruption of labour markets which has had a disproportionate impact on youth unemployment.


  1. Address by the Director, ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries at the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) 48th Biennial Delegates Conference - Building Workers' Rights through Organizing

    30 August 2020

    by Mr. Matin Karimli , Director, ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries, 29th August 2020

  2. Video message transcript for the launch of the online employment sevices platform, Cook Islands

    30 July 2020

    by Mr. Matin Karimli, Director, ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries, 31st July 2020

  3. "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.

  4. 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