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.

January 2018

  1. The Cook Islands accepts the 1986 Constitutional Amendment

    23 January 2018

December 2017

  1. Fifty per-cent of redundant 'Yazaki EDS' workers secure jobs in Samoa

    06 December 2017

    A preliminary impact assessment on a response project to support redundant Yazaki EDS workers have found good results through a collaborative effort between the ILO, the multinational and national implementation partners.

  2. How trade unions promote decent work for persons with disabilities

    03 December 2017

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a report which highlights trade union action to promote decent work for persons with disabilities. ACTRAV talked to the department’s focal point on disability at work, Nezam Qahoush about the challenges persons with disabilities face in the world of work and the role of the trade union movement in promoting decent work for them.

November 2017

  1. Commitments made to reduce high youth unemployment in Marshall Islands

    16 November 2017

    Launch of the Republic of Marshall Islands National Action Plan on Youth Employment (2017-2019)

  2. Demand for entrepreneurship training on the rise

    12 November 2017

    In an effort to improve the quality of entrepreneurship trainers in the Pacific, the ILO conducted a Training of Master Trainers on Start & Improve Your Business (SIYB) in Port Vila, Vanuatu

October 2017

  1. ILO and the Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen Pacific labour market information systems

    08 October 2017

    Both institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Pacific.

September 2017

  1. Protecting Jobs, Enterprises and Livelihoods in the Pacific

    17 September 2017

    The ILO Bureau for Employers Activities (ACTEMP) is currently developing a ‘toolkit’ to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in disaster preparedness, and an employers’ resource pack for employers’ organisation to support their members enterprise in preparing and responding to disaster.

August 2017

  1. Ensuring employment and social protection services to redundant workers in Samoa

    28 August 2017

    The ILO is working together with national partner organisations in Samoa to ensure redundant workers are provided with employment and social protection services.

  2. ILO conducts Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) - Training of trainers in Fiji

    22 August 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) partners with the Fiji Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MITT) to run the SIYB Training Programme

May 2017

  1. Eleven Pacific Island Countries committed to create Decent Jobs for future generations

    26 May 2017

    Representatives from ILO’s 11 Pacific member States along with key stakeholders from the Pacific development community discussed the Future of Work in the Pacific and proposed policy priorities to address the transformations unfolding across the region's labour markets.

April 2017

  1. Better outcomes when National Employer Organizations (EO) support young entrepreneurs

    17 April 2017

    Young people are full of enthusiasm and eagerness to be successful. They are creative, innovative, and are tech savvy. They are employers and job creators and next generation of private sector leaders in an increasingly competitive and high tech world

  2. Summit recognizes better outcomes when investing in youth entrepreneurship

    17 April 2017

    The first Pacific Summit & Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship was held from 5-7 April 2017 in Fiji and brought together young entrepreneurs, senior government officials and private sector representatives from 8 pacific countries.

  3. Strengthening Youth Entrepreneurship in the Pacific

    05 April 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with ILO Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Youth Council (PYC) and the Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP) are convening a 3 day regional summit on young entrepreneurship. The summit will be held from the 5th to the 7th April in Suva, Fiji.

February 2017

  1. Strengthening the maritime sector in the Pacific

    09 February 2017

    ILO training on the implementation of and reporting on the Martime Labour Convention 2006

November 2016

  1. OSH and Labour inspectors learn new skills

    30 November 2016

    The objective of the training was to provide basic concepts, principles and skills to participants to manage and implement OSH and labour standards requirements under ILO Conventions and National Legislation

October 2016

  1. Employment and wages will be impacted in the last income tax haven in the Pacific

    31 October 2016

  2. New era for Kiribati Trade Union Congress (KTUC)

    31 October 2016

    The KTUC organised its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29th October 2016 in Betio, Tarawa attended by representatives of 5 affiliate unions. Prior to the AGM, a workshop was organised where workers representatives who had attended ILO meetings made presentations.

  3. Kiribati prepares for implementation of new labour laws

    31 October 2016

    “The new act repeals and replaces the Employment Ordinance (1977), Industrial Relations Act (1988) and the Trade Union Act, aligns to ILO conventions and modernises employment practices to respond to changing labour market in Kiribati”, said Ms Taare Uriam, Permanent Secretary for Labour & Human Resource Development.

  4. Employment services starts with 18 skilled workers securing jobs in Australia

    31 October 2016

    The recently established National Career Counselling & Employment Center (NCCEC) within the TVET section of the Kiribati Ministry of Labour & Human Resource Development has already facilitated the departure of 18 skilled workers for the hospitality sector in Australia, with 2 more groups departing in November 2016.

September 2016

  1. Investigative and Inclusive Reporting in Fragile Democracies Training for Journalists in Suva, Fiji

    06 September 2016

    Valuing Voices is an innovative arts-in-development project, designed to support human rights advocacy in relation to Fiji’s international commitments to media independence focusing on human rights defenders of women and children and supported by MIDA