Tonga resources

July 2019

  1. "We have to work for a process of productive transformation that protects our blue ocean and gives us all a future"

    26 July 2019

    Guy Ryder addressed the Pacific high-level forum on climate change and decent work during the first visit of an ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Workers Capacity Strengthening & Project Consultation Workshop

    Supported by the project: Increased capacities of employers’ and workers’ Organisations to participate effectively in the development of social and labour policy

July 2018

  1. ILO in Tonga

    13 July 2018

May 2018

  1. TC Gita - (Tonga) Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) report 2018

    31 May 2018

    The immediate objective of the Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) was to support food security and loss of income of the identified villages through a social protection lens.

April 2018

  1. ILO provides training on Business Continuity Planning (BCP) in Tonga

    27 April 2018

    A joint initiative of the ILO, the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Consumer, Innovation and Labour and the Tonga Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TCCI).

March 2018

  1. ILO provides Community-Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) in Tonga

    21 March 2018

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and the Ministry of Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation, and Labour (MCCTIL) has launched a community based emergency employment programme in Tonga.

February 2018

  1. Director Donglin Li presents his credentials to H.E. the Prime Minister of Tonga Honourable Akilisi Pohiva

    04 February 2018

    A zero draft Decent Work Country Programme for Tonga was developed and presented to the Tonga National Tripartite Consultation Committee (TNTCC).

November 2017

  1. High level dialogue on the Pacific Voice for a Just Transition, Job Creation and Climate Resilience

    High-Level Dialogue organized by of The Republic of Fiji (COP 23 President) in partnership with the International Labour Organization to shed light on the interlinkages between Decent work and environmental sustainability.

October 2017

  1. Pacific Consultation on Alliance 8.7

    Ending child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking and preparing for the 4th Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

  2. Pacific Consultation on Alliance 8.7

    Ending child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking and preparing for the 4th Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

September 2017

  1. Working out of disaster - from response to recovery and preparedness

    From 2015 until now, the ILO has supported post-disaster action in three Pacific island countries through conducting Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) of the Employment and Livelihoods Sector, implementing employment-rich recovery projects and through helping micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to establish disaster-resilient business practices. The demand for preparedness and recovery tools for the MSME’s is high, considering the effect of the disaster to income and employment.

June 2017

  1. Improving labour market outcomes in the Pacific: Policy challenges and priorities

    19 June 2017

    This report provides policy guidelines for improving labour market outcomes.

May 2017

  1. High Level Tripartite Dialogue on Future of Work in the Pacific

    The ILO 11 Pacific member States along with key stakeholders from the Pacific development community participated in the High Level Tripartite Dialogue to discuss the Future of Work in the Pacific and propose recommendations to address the transformations unfolding across the region's labour markets and beyond.

  2. 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.

April 2017

  1. 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.

  2. Strengthening Youth Entrepreneurship in the Pacific

    05 April 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with ILO Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Youth Council (PYC) and the Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP) are convening a 3 day regional summit on young entrepreneurship. The summit will be held from the 5th to the 7th April in Suva, Fiji.

  3. Programme of the Pacific Summit and Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship,5-7 April 2017, Suva, Fiji

    03 April 2017

  4. 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.

November 2016

  1. Facilitator's Guide - 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.