News and press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Country Office for South Pacific Island Countries. The most recent release is at the top.

May 2015

  1. Water Tank Project completed in Solomon Islands

    05 May 2015

    The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) in partnership with ILO, handover a completed water tank project to the White River Community High School.

  2. South to South agency cooperation

    04 May 2015

    A delegation from the Papua New Guinea Department of Labour and Industrial Relations (DLIR) visited the Fiji Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations (MEPIR) office in Lautoka, Fiji, to discuss and learn more about the processes and good practices to set up and operationalizing a Child Labour Unit.

  3. Launch of ILO project signals Samoa’s commitment to Youth Employment

    01 May 2015

    Apia - Youth employment is a key priority in the development of Samoa, this is according to Youth Minister, Hon. Tolofuaivalelei Falemoe Leiataua, Minister of Women, Community and Social Development for Samoa.

April 2015

  1. Kiribati Parliament considers new labour legislation

    23 April 2015

    Two Bills to establish standards for occupational safety and health and to establish more comprehensive minimum terms and conditions of employment were introduced in the Kiribati Parliament.

  2. Cyclone PAM causes devastating impact on employment and livelihoods

    23 April 2015

    ILO Disaster Preparedness and Response

  3. ILO training to account for loss of employment and income during future crisis

    22 April 2015

    A training programme to build the capacity of local government, private sector, trade unions and NGO’s to better capture employment, livelihoods and social protection data in the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).

  4. ILO Social Partners sharing knowledge on Child Labour in the Pacific

    16 April 2015

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries successfully concluded a four day forum in Nadi on 16th of April, 2015 with commitments made by tripartite stakeholders to collaborate and work on the child labour issues in their respective countries.

  5. ILO part of UN Joint Programme with UNDP, UNWomen and UN Habitat

    15 April 2015

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries has been contributing to the development of a UN Joint Programme to support recovery efforts in Vanuatu. The joint programme supports recovery of communities and local government in the provinces and islands affected by Cyclone Pam, with the aim to promote restoration of livelihoods, community and local government infrastructure, debris clearance and building resilience with a special attention to women, young people and most vulnerable groups.

March 2015

  1. ILO welcomes Fiji tripartite agreement on labour relations

    25 March 2015

  2. ILO to coordinate and implement technical assistance as part of the national recovery and reconstruction phase in Vanuatu - Post Cyclone Pam

    25 March 2015

    The ILO Director General Mr Guy Ryder has personally written to the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu expressing on behalf of the ILO our deepest sympathy following the loss of lives and the immense devastation by Cyclone Pam

  3. Labour inspectors trained on foundation skills in Samoa

    11 March 2015

    Labour inspectors from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL) have taken part in a training organized in partnership with the International Labour Organization. MCIL continues to prioritize this improvement of its labour inspection functions as part of Samoa’s Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2013 -2016.

  4. International Labour Organization launches National Action Plan to address youth employment issues in Samoa

    10 March 2015

    Samoa's first national plan aimed at improving issues with youth employment in the country has been launched by the ILO.

February 2015

  1. Kiribati Develops a draft action plan to eliminate the worst forms of Child Labour

    26 February 2015

    This technical support by the ILO is part of the ILO’s Pacific sub-regional project on child labour and trafficking that is built on experiences of the TACKLE (Tackling child labour through education) project funded by the European Union.

  2. ILO to further tackle child labour in Fiji

    19 February 2015

    As part of a global effort to end child labour by 2016. The second phase of tackling child labour through education (TACKLE) has been launched in Fiji. The initiative funded by the European Union referred to as TACKLE II, will strengthen the systems and structures put in place by stakeholders engaged in the first TACKLE project from 2008 to 2013.

September 2014

  1. Support for Labour Law Reform in the Pacific

    19 September 2014

    There has been a growing commitment among ILO member States in the Pacific to better implement International Labour Standards through labour law reform. ILO is currently providing technical assistance to Kiribati, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga and Vanuatu

  2. ILO and World Bank promote development through well-regulated temporary migration

    08 September 2014

August 2014

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    ILO to promote decent work in Small Island Developing States at SIDS Conference in Samoa

    25 August 2014

  2. ILO Supports seven young people to participate at the SIDS Youth Forum

    15 August 2014

    The International Labour Organization this week announced seven young people to take part in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Youth Forum to take place on the 28th of August 2014 in Apia, Samoa

  3. ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries launches report “Decent Work and Social Justice in Pacific Small Island Developing States - Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Responses”

    12 August 2014

    To mark International Youth Day, The International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Pacific Island Countries have launched a report, entitled “Decent Work and Social Justice in Pacific Small Island Developing States”.

  4. Improving data collection of labour statistics (including labour migration statistics)in Pacific Island Countries

    01 August 2014

    The ILO in collaboration with partners, UNESCAP and SPC has completed a sub-regional technical workshop on labour and migration statistics for Pacific Island Countries. This technical workshop took place from 28 July to 1 August 2014 in Nadi, Fiji and brought together government officials from the Ministry/Department of Labour and National Statistics Office from nine Pacific Island Countries, including an employer’s representative.