Tonga resources

November 2016

  1. Trainee Manual - Pacific Sub-Regional Foundation Skills Training for OSH and Labour Inspectors

    30 November 2016

    Training material for the Pacific Sub-Regional Foundation Skills Training for OSH and Labour Inspectors.

  2. Workshop Report - Pacific Sub-Regional Foundation Skills Training for OSH and Labour Inspectors

    30 November 2016

    Report of the Pacific Sub-Regional Foundation Skills Training for OSH and Labour Inspectors.

June 2016

  1. Providing decent employment for Pacific fishers

    02 June 2016

    This publication highlights promoting employment opportunities for Pacific Islanders on foreign fishing vessels and protecting fishers on board, envisaging the ratification of Fishing Convention (C188) by the Pacific Island Countries.

February 2016

  1. Kingdom of Tonga becomes 187th ILO member State

    25 February 2016

April 2014

  1. ILO Supports Trade Pasifika 2014

    Trade Pasifika 2014 was held from 2-4 April 2014 in Suva, Fiji and offered an opportunity to grow and develop trade leads, meet and network with Pacific Island businesses and national, regional and international buys to create long-lasting relationships.

March 2014

  1. Decent Work and Social Justice for the SIDS

    12 March 2014

    Decent work and social justice are building blocks for sustainable development. Productive employment that provides adequate livelihoods, social protection and respect for worker rights is an essential element of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

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    UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

    The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, under the theme Sustainable Development through Genuine and Durable Partnerships.

August 2013

  1. Tonga Update

    In early September, a mission to Tonga will take place to provide technical assistance relating to the development of Tonga’s draft Employment Relations Bill. Tonga has expressed a commitment to joining the ILO as part of programme of work to improve compliance with international labour standards.

May 2013

  1. Draft employment relations bill debated in Tonga

    Tonga’s Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour is consulting widely on a draft Employment Relations Bill to progressively implement the International Labour Organisation’s eight fundamental Conventions.

April 2012

  1. Pacific labour governance and migration Pacific seasonal migration to New Zealand and Australia: Literature review, April 2012

    01 April 2012

    This research was commissioned by the ILO’s Labour Governance and Migration Project through the support of the Australian Government – ILO Partnership Agreement (2010 – 2015). The findings contribute to better understanding of the support required by workers after returning to their home countries following participation in seasonal migration schemes in Australia and New Zealand.

May 2011

  1. Training for rural economic empowerment: users' manual for planning and implementing programes in Pacific Island countries

    26 May 2011

    This manual serves as a useful tool to facilitate the creation of more sustained income earning opportunities, especially in the rural areas, and contribute to tackling the huge challenge of youth unemployment in the Pacific.

April 2009

  1. Pacific business awareness trainers' guide: Generate your business idea

    01 April 2009

    The Business Awareness Trainer’s Guide has been developed by the International Labour Office (ILO) to supplement the Start Your Business (SYB) program in Pacific Island Countries. The programme is designed to enable people, including young men and women, to draw up a simple business plan for an enterprise they wish to start.