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.

August 2012

  1. Questions and answers on the “Cash for Work project”

    10 August 2012

    The cash-for-work initiative, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from UN Women and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is being implemented with the Government of Fiji to focus initially on market vendors in Rakiraki, one of the country’s worst affected districts, located halfway between the capital Suva and the western town of Nadi.

  2. Representing the UN at the Hibiscus festival

    01 August 2012

    The ILO, as chair of the United Nations Working Group on Youth in the Pacific, collaborated with the Miss Hibiscus competition in Fiji to highlight UN’s work for youth in the Pacific region.

May 2012

  1. Republic of Palau becomes 185th ILO member State

    31 May 2012

  2. News in Brief - Country Office for South Pacific Island Countries - April/May 2012

    22 May 2012

    This ILO Suva "news in brief" is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective countries. This edition highlights topics specific to the International Labour Conference (ILC) which is to be held in Geneva (Switzerland) from 30 May to 15 June 2012.

April 2012

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2012 to highlight and acknowledge Fiji’s achievement in its OHS Labour reforms

    26 April 2012

    From 2006 to date, the Fiji Ministry of Labour has tasked itself to reform all outdated labour policies which included progressive health and safety standards

  2. Solomon Islands ratifies six ILO Human Rights Conventions

    25 April 2012

    Following several years of cooperation between Solomon Islands and the ILO, the Government of Solomon Islands has decided to ratify six fundamental conventions. The registration of which was made on 13 April 2012 in ILO headquarters

  3. Temporary employment boosts early recovery from Fiji floods - UN

    25 April 2012

    The cash-for-work initiative, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from UN Women and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is being implemented with the Government of Fiji to focus initially on market vendors in Rakiraki, one of the country’s worst affected districts, located halfway between the capital Suva and the western town of Nadi.

  4. Radio Australia's Pacific Beat Q&A with ILO TACKLE

    25 April 2012

    A report has found that child labour exists in PNG and the worst forms exist in Port Moresby.

  5. Child labour in Papua New Guinea

    19 April 2012

    The first comprehensive child labour research report for Papua New Guinea.

March 2012

  1. Tuvalu ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    06 March 2012

    The Government of Tuvalu deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Tuvalu, which became an ILO member in 2008, is the fifth member State from the Asia-Pacific region – after Australia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Singapore – to have ratified the landmark Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

November 2011

  1. Technical Training Course Labour Statistics and Labour Market Information and Analysis in the Pacific

    29 November 2011

    A first for the Pacific technical training on LMIA in the Pacific.

October 2011

  1. Kiribati begins the process of reforming its labour laws

    31 October 2011

    Tripartite constituents in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati have commenced a policy process to update labour laws to better apply fundamental ILO Conventions.

September 2011

  1. Consultations for next United Nations Development Assistance Framework Commence

    06 September 2011

    The United Nations Development Assistance Framework(UNDAF)coordinates the activities of 15 United Nations agencies including the International Labour Organisation(ILO), in 14 Pacific Island countries.

August 2011

  1. Breakthrough in reforming labour legislation in Vanuatu

    16 August 2011

    Tripartite constituents in the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu have achieved a breakthrough in consultations to draft an Employment Relations Bill. The new Bill will replace the existing Employment Act, the Trade Disputes Act and the Trade Unions Act.

  2. ILO Director-General’s expressed concern on trade union developments in Fiji

    08 August 2011

June 2011

  1. ILO project brings together worker's and employer's organizations from Samoa and New Zealand in mentoring initiative

    29 June 2011

    Worker's and employer's organizations in New Zealand have welcomed the opportunity to engage in an exchange of expertise with counterparts in the Pacific island nation of Samoa.

  2. 100th ILO annual Conference decides to bring an estimated 53 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide under the realm of labour standards

    16 June 2011

    The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

May 2011

  1. Tripartite Labour Advisory Council launched in Vanuatu

    01 May 2011

    For the first time since independence in 1980, government, workers and employers have formally joined forces to create a tripartite advisory body to help guide Vanuatu’s development of new labour and employment policies.

April 2011

  1. Papua New Guinea labour delegation in Australia: tripartite group studies industrial relations, Australian labour market governance and institutions

    29 April 2011

    ILO News: A tripartite delegation from Papua New Guinea (PNG) has travelled to Australia to study that country’s industrial relations institutions in advance of an anticipated enactment of a Bill to reform PNG’s industrial relations laws.

October 2010

  1. Pacific Island Countries explore ratification of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention

    27 October 2010

    The ILO Workshop on Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, is held on 27-29 October 2010.