Tonga resources

January 2023

  1. The Pacific region statistical and labour community benefit from an ILO training on the latest international statistics standards

    23 January 2023

    The ILO Office for the Pacific Island Countries in partnership with the International Training Centre (ITC), the ILO Department of Statistics and the ILO Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific is conducting a Labour Market Statistics and Analysis Academy for the Pacific Island Countries

December 2022

  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) will bring together government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States in Singapore to discuss concrete steps to drive a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

November 2022

  1. Pacific Islands: The Employment - Environment - Climate Nexus: Employment and environmental sustainability factsheet

    30 November 2022

    The Employment-Environment-Climate Nexus Factsheets are a series produced for countries in Asia-Pacific region. This Factsheet provides key features of labour market and environmental sustainability performance in Pacific Islands, as well as vulnerability to climate change and sectors with green jobs potential.

  2. Tonga: The Employment - Environment - Climate Nexus: Employment and environmental sustainability factsheet

    30 November 2022

    The Employment-Environment-Climate Nexus Factsheets are a series produced for countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This Factsheet provides key features of labour market and environmental sustainability performance in Tonga, as well as vulnerability to climate change and sectors with green jobs potential.

  3. 3rd UN Pacific Forum on Business and Human Rights

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Regional Office for the Pacific and the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWG) are organising the 3rd UN Pacific Forum on Business and Human Rights to be held from 21-22 November 2022 in Suva, Fiji in a hybrid format.

September 2022

  1. Climate Change and Labour Mobility in Pacific Island Countries Policy Brief published

    14 September 2022

    The International Labour Organization and the International Organization for Migration have jointly prepared a policy brief on ‘Climate Change and Labour Mobility in Pacific Island Countries.’

  2. Climate Change and Labour Mobility in Pacific Island Countries

    14 September 2022

    The Policy Brief provides an overview of labour mobility in the context of climate change, discusses the impact of labour mobility on climate change adaptation and makes recommendations for policy design, labour mobility programmes and research, and is based on a desk review of working papers, research publications, academic articles, policy briefs, reports and other publications produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and other organizations.

  3. Labour Standards on Fishing Vessels

    13 September 2022

    This project, funded by the Government of New Zealand, will support Pacific Island Countries to address the issue of poor working conditions, labour rights violations and human trafficking on fishing vessels in the Pacific and contribute to making employment on fishing vessels in the region safe, decent and worthwhile.

  4. Promoting implementation of ILO Standards in Pacific Island Countries

    13 September 2022

    The project funded by the Australian Government - Attorney-General's Department 'Promoting implementation of ILO Standards in Pacific Island Countries (PICs)’ objective is to build capacity, knowledge and consensus on how to implement International Labour Standards (ILS) in the region to address some of the key development and labour market challenges.

August 2022

  1. Pacific webinar: Navigating shocks and crises, a Framework to support smaller firms in developing countries

    Organized by the ILO’s SME unit, with the support of McKinsey & Company, this webinar series aims to promote dialogue on the different ways governments & ecosystem partners can best collaborate to help small business to overcome crises & build resilience.

July 2022

  1. PCCMHS programme research round up

June 2022

  1. High-level Dialogue on the New Regional Framework on Climate Mobility concludes

    24 June 2022

    The regional dialogue was facilitated through the PCCMHS programme led by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) alongside the International Labour Organization (ILO), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). The joint-agency PCCMHS programme is funded by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the New Zealand Aid Programme.

  2. Ensuring stronger partnerships for disability inclusive policies and programs in Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

    17 June 2022

    With the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy as a guiding force, UN agencies in the Pacific worked closely with Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in the Pacific and the Pacific Disability Forum to audit the accessibility of the UN premises and websites in the four countries.

  3. ILO social partners prioritize Social dialogue and Human-centred recovery for the joint UN action in the Pacific

    16 June 2022

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator Multi Country Offices based in Fiji, Samoa and Micronesia have held consultations with Employers and Workers’ organizations on the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2023-2027.

February 2022

  1. MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter - November 2021- February 2022 edition

    16 February 2022

    This e-newsletter highlighting the stories of beneficiaries and support provided to them by the Informal Economies Recovery Project funded by the UN COVID Multi-Trust Partnership Fund, jointly implemented by ILO, UNESCO, UNDP and IFAD.

  2. Let’s share our Pacific perspectives at the ILO’s Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery

    16 February 2022

    Statement by Matin Karimli - Director ILO Office for the Pacific Island Countries for the MPTF Informal Economies recovery project e-newsletter

November 2021

  1. ILO Pasifika Update November 2021

    14 November 2021

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find updates on events and other news highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific from September to November 2021.

  2. COP26 Side Event: Building a comprehensive regional approach to climate mobility: learnings from the Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security (PCCMHS) programme

October 2021

  1. MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter - September - October 2021 edition

    19 October 2021

    This e-newsletter highlighting the stories of beneficiaries and support provided to them by the Informal Economies Recovery Project funded by the UN COVID Multi-Trust Partnership Fund, jointly implemented by ILO, UNESCO, UNDP and IFAD.

  2. First Informal Sector Trade Shows in Tonga a Success

    18 October 2021

    The ILO through the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project, continues to provide technical assistance to the Tonga Public Service Association (PSA) to organise the informal sector.