Publications

The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to the South Pacific Island Countries. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested from the ILO Library in Suva.

2019

  1. Future of Work for Climate Resilience in the Pacific Islands

    09 July 2019

    This policy brief highlights how the Pacific Islands are at a crossroads where better jobs can be developed in response to climate change. It also outlines how the Pacific region could transform itself through job creation related to areas of climate change mitigation; if the local populations, especially younger people, are given the right skills and training.

  2. Digitalization and Decent Work: Implications for Pacific Island Countries

    09 July 2019

    This report identifies emerging trends of digitalization globally and their associated impact on businesses, workforce, particular older workers, women, and young workers. It also presents findings of interviews and surveys conducted with over 60 key stakeholders: senior representatives from government organizations, the education sector, employers’ associations, trade unions, and youth organizations across the eleven ILO Pacific Office member countries

  3. Papua New Guinea Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2022

    01 February 2019

    The Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2022 for Papua New Guinea serves as a framework to support the Government of PNG to achieve its National Development Strategy “Vision 2050”, its’ National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development, its’ Development Strategic Plan 2010-2030 and Medium-Term Development Plans, and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).

  4. Samoa Decent Work Country Programme 2017-2020

    01 February 2019

    In the final review, Samoa's constituents prioritized the need for Samoa and ILO to place a greater emphasis on aligning the new DWCP with existing policies such as the Samoa National Action Plan on Youth Employment 2015-2020.

2018

  1. ILO Pacific Newsletter - December 2018

    07 December 2018

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find some accomplishments from our programmes/projects, updates on events and other highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific from June to December 2018

  2. Recommendation No. 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience: What Role for Trade Unions?

    12 October 2018

    This policy brief aims at assisting workers’ organisations in positioning themselves with regard to conflicts and disasters, in particular, with regard to the generation of employment and decent work for the purpose of prevention, recovery, peace, and resilience with respect to crisis situations arising from both conflicts and disasters.

  3. ILO Pacific Newsletter - May 2018

    24 May 2018

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find some accomplishments from our programmes/projects, updates on events and other highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific from January to May 2018

  4. The ILO MNE Declaration: What’s in it for Workers?

    01 May 2018

    The ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) was negotiated and adopted by governments, employers and workers in 1977. It is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all and highlights the central role of freedom of association and collective bargaining as well as industrial relations and social dialogue.

  5. Implementing guidelines for a just transition in Asia and the Pacific: Lessons from the Philippines

    02 April 2018

    Lessons from pilot projects promoting just transition to greener economies in Asia-Pacific. These guidelines offer the ILO and its constituents a framework and practical tool to ensure that national and global efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges also advance employment creation goals, social justice and fair transitions for workers, enterprises and communities on an equal footing.

2017

  1. ILO Pacific Newsletter - December 2017

    13 December 2017

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find some accomplishments from our programmes/projects, updates on events and other highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific in 2017

  2. Improving labour market outcomes in the Pacific: Policy Challenges and Priorities

    19 June 2017

    Labour markets in the Pacific Island countries are characterized by underemployment, high levels of informality, gender disparities in employment outcomes, and a large and growing share of young people not in education, employment or training. Size and remoteness have hindered economic growth and limited positive labour market outcomes. This Report provides policy guidelines for improving labour market outcomes, focusing on five key areas: first, investing in underserved areas and tackling informality; second, strengthening labour market institutions to make growth more inclusive; third, adopting migration policy that works for all; fourth, addressing inequities between men and women while tackling youth unemployment; and lastly, better preparing for the future of work in the Pacific that is likely to be shaped by the need to tackle climate change.

  3. A study on the future of work in the Pacific

    15 May 2017

    In the Pacific, the High-Level Dialogue on Future of Work is being held in Fiji in May 2017, with the participation of the heads of ILO’s tripartite constituents from eleven member states in the Pacific. This report intends to provide the participants in the Dialogue with the background on employment and labour issues in the Pacific, which will then form the basis for future of work discussions. Such discussions will make contribution to the development and implementation of the Decent Work Country Programs (DWCPs) in the Pacific, which reflects the ILO and its Constituents’ commitment to achieve the SDGs.

  4. Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.

  5. Outcome Statement - Pacific Summit and Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship

    17 April 2017

    Unemployment is the most critical challenge that young people globally confront today. The challenge is particularly acute in the pacific region where jobs in the organised sector are few and far between, while those in the informal sector are often unstable, unsafe and poorly paid. Youth unemployment in the pacific stands at an alarming 23% (SPC, 2011) with young people 4.5-6 times (ILO, 2015) less likely to secure decent jobs relative to older people.

  6. Concept Note - Pacific Summit and Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship

    03 April 2017

    Unemployment is the most critical challenge that young people globally confront today. The challenge is particularly acute in the pacific region where jobs in the organised sector are few and far between, while those in the informal sector are often unstable, unsafe and poorly paid. Youth unemployment in the pacific stands at an alarming 23% (SPC, 2011) with young people 4.5-6 times (ILO, 2015) less likely to secure decent jobs relative to older people.

  7. Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration) - 5th Edition (March 2017)

    17 March 2017

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted close to 40 years ago (amended in 2000 and 2006) and revised in 2017. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work Agenda in the private sector.

  8. Report of the rapid assessment of children working on the streets of Apia, Samoa: A scoping exercise

    01 March 2017

    This report presents key findings from focus group discussions and interviews to assess perceptions and knowledge on the topic of child street vendors.

  9. Report of the rapid assessment of children working on the streets of Apia, Samoa: A pilot study

    01 March 2017

    This report is an output of the ILO’s Pacific child labour and trafficking project, and responds to the need for data and information on child labour in Samoa.

2016

  1. W4Y Samoa country summary

    12 December 2016

  2. Rapid assessment of children in child labour in Honiara, Solomon Islands

    30 November 2016

    The Rapid Assessment of Children in Child Labour in Honiara, Solomon Islands, was commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in response to concerns raised at the first National Child Labour and Trafficking Forum in Honiara in August 2014. The two main issues: commercial sexual exploitation of children and children working in the informal sector in Honiara were identified by stakeholders and the need for research on the issues as a main priority action.