Fiji Decent Work Country Programme Document

This DWCP details the policies, strategies and results required to realise progress in Fiji towards decent work for all. It also reflects the final stages of Fiji Government’s Labour Reform programme, and the strategic planning of ILO cooperation activities with Fiji for the period 2010 – 2012. Reflecting the constituents’ as well as the ILO experts’ assessment of past cooperation, the programme aims at ensuring a strong coherence of ILO activities in Fiji and thus to contribute to the achievement of sustainable impacts to the extent possible.

The Fiji DWCP is the product of tripartite consultations. In August 2009, separate consultations with the Fiji Trade Union Congress (FTUC), the Fiji Employers Federation (FEF), and the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment (MLIRE) were followed by tripartite consultations in September 2009 during which priorities were agreed on.

The priorities in the DWCP also take due account of Fiji Government’s on-going Labour Reform agenda, the outcomes of the regional Tripartite High Level Meeting on ‘Decent Work for Sustainable Development in the Pacific’ held in Port Villa, Vanuatu between 5 and 9 February 2010, the Biennial Country Programme Review (2006-2007) for Pacific Island Countries (PICs), as well as ILO’s comparative advantages vis-à-vis other UN and bilateral development partners, and the regional Tripartite Technical Meeting on Decent Work held in Nadi, Fiji between 26 and 28 November 2007.