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.

September 2016

  1. Young Entrepreneurs Council Vanuatu supported by Pacific Youth Council

    06 September 2016

    ILO supports young entrepreneurs to be part of national private sector organizations in Vanuatu

  2. Supporting self-employment for persons with disabilities in Vanuatu

    02 September 2016

    The objective of this training and mentoring initiative is to support business start-ups for unemployed persons with disabilities to gain decent employment

  3. Vanuatu trade union takes stock and maps future

    01 September 2016

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO), through the Government of Japan funded Social Safety Net (SSN) Project, supported the VCTU with undertaking an assessment of its members who lost jobs, linking disenfranchised workers to Employment Services Vanuatu (ESV) and provided hardware to establish their membership database.

July 2016

  1. ILO provides technical assistance to the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Cyclone Winston Fiji 2016

    26 July 2016

    The ILO has provided technical assistance for the chapter on Employment, Livelihoods and Social Protection (ELSP) as part of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment - Cyclone Winston Fiji

  2. Career teachers equipped to guide students

    18 July 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Guadalcanal Provincial Government train high school teachers on career counseling

June 2016

  1. Youths in Agriculture undergo business training in Kiribati

    30 June 2016

    The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Kiribati Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) delivered a Start & Improve Your Business (SIYB) training for 20 youths engaged in the national youth in agriculture initiative.

  2. ILO starts joint implementation of Cyclone Winston recovery programmes in Fiji

    30 June 2016

    Four months after the category 5 tropical cyclone (TC) Winston struck Fiji, the ILO through its joint programme with government has kick started implementation in two of the top five most effected provinces.

  3. ILO participates in Integrated vulnerability assessment in Koro Islands, Fiji

    30 June 2016

    An Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (IVA) and community relocation consultations was carried out in 14 villages on Koro Island

  4. Young entrepreneurs council launched in the Pacific

    25 June 2016

    The Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (FCEF) launches the Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC)

  5. Ending Child Labour in the Supply Chains, It’s Everyone’s Business

    13 June 2016

    Over 150 students and teachers in Fiji will participate in student leadership seminars to observe World Day Against Child Labour

  6. Capacity building crucial for recovery and reconstruction

    08 June 2016

    ILO facilitated a training on “Job Creation in Fragile States” at the ILO/ITC training centre in Turin, Italy

May 2016

  1. Life continues for Manu villager despite family tragedy

    31 May 2016

    A Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) Project beneficiary overcomes personal loss after Tropical Cyclone Winston

  2. Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) project farmers harvest first crops

    27 May 2016

    The Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) project has provided wages and tools to support three villages in Tailevu to clear farm areas that were damaged by the recent cyclone and commence replanting. The immediate objective of the CBEE was to support food security and loss of income of the identified villages through a social protection lens.

  3. Social Protection initiative supports Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) project in Fiji

    27 May 2016

    A team from the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) and the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FIRCA) have successfully registered CBEE participating farmers into the national superannuation scheme.

  4. The Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) project and ILO staff assist cyclone victim

    26 May 2016

    The Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) project has provided wages and tools to support three villages in Tailevu to clear farm areas that were damaged by the recent cyclone and commence replanting. The immediate objective of the CBEE was to support food security and loss of income of the identified villages through a social protection lens.

April 2016

  1. Fiji Government, ILO launch employment opportunity For Nailega villagers

    25 April 2016

    The Fiji Government and International Labour Organization Office for Pacific Island Countries has launched a mini pilot project on community based emergency employment.

  2. Interview with Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) expert Ms Asha Kambon

    22 April 2016

    Ms Asha Kambon was the lead consultant for the ILO led Employment, Livelihoods & Social Protection (ELSP) assessment of the Fiji Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). She is one of 3 developers of the PDNA methodology in the world. She speaks to ILO about her recent experience in Fiji and provided a technical insight into the methodology and principles.

  3. Improving capacities for employment, livelihoods and social protection assessments during disasters

    19 April 2016

    The ILO delivered a first time training in Fiji on Employment, Livelihoods & Social Protection (ELSP) assessment as part of its technical assistance to the government led Post Disaster Needs Assessment.

March 2016

  1. ILO supports Fiji government lead Post Disaster Needs Assessment

    21 March 2016

    ILO (SUVA) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) delivered a training on the Employment, Livelihoods and Social Protection sectors as part of its technical assistance to the government lead Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).

  2. International labour standards training delivered to judges, lawyers and advocates in Fiji

    11 March 2016

    The International Training Centre of the ILO has delivered training sessions to legal professionals on International Labour Standards in Suva this week. The training sessions were delivered to lawyers and advocates, as well as members of the judiciary and was supported with funding from Australian Aid.