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 2010

  1. Youth unemployment at highest recorded level - ILO report; 36 million Asia Pacific young people unemployed – A possible “Lost generation”

    12 August 2010

    The global unemployment rate for young people has risen to its highest recorded level, and is expected to continue increasing until the end of 2010, a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

June 2010

  1. Spotlight falls on decent work in Pacific Island States

    18 June 2010

    Progress towards building a sustainable future and implementing decent work for countries in the Pacific was highlighted at a special event held during the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.

February 2010

  1. Decent work approach to recovery urged by Pacific Island labour ministers and social partners

    09 February 2010

    Pacific Island Labour Ministers and social partners have reached an agreement to support a jobs-led recovery by promoting decent work in the Pacific region by adopting the Port Vila Statement on Decent Work and its accompanying ‘Pacific Action Plan for Decent Work’.

  2. Jobs-led recovery and plan for sustainable decent work at ILO high level meeting of ten Pacific member States at Port Vila, Vanuatu, 8–9 February 2010

    03 February 2010

    In the aftermath of the global economic downturn and a lingering jobs crisis, the ILO is convening a high-level meeting on Decent Work for Sustainable Development in the Pacific from 8 to February in Vanuatu.

August 2009

  1. Gender Equality in the Workplace Workshop, Papua New Guinea

    09 August 2009

    A workshop on gender equality in the workplace is held in Lamana Hotel in Port Moresby from 10 to 13 August 2009. The workshop was opened by Honorable Power Parkop, Member of the Parliament and Governor of the National Capital District. Participants include 6 from Vanuatu and 12 from PNG mainly from government organizations), employers’ and workers’ organizations, National Council of Women and other NGOs. Ms Johanne Lortie, ILO International Training Center in Turin, Italy is facilitating the workshop.