Projects and programmes

The ILO Country Office for Pacific Island Countries operates a wide range of programmes and projects to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in Pacific Island member states.


  1. Enhancing the capacity of Pacific Island countries to address the impacts of climate change on migration

    1 June 2013 - 1 June 2015

    Building on its mission to improve the capacity of constituents to protect migrant workers and enhance the management of migration, the ILO, in partnership with ESCAP and UNDP, is working on a project to develop the ability of Pacific Island countries to address the impacts of climate change on migration through well-managed, rights-based migration schemes and policy frameworks, supported by comprehensive research and knowledge building.

  2. Supporting the definition and extension of a social protection floor (SPF) in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

    1 December 2013 - 30 April 2015

    The project aims to support Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to develop progressively comprehensive social protection systems. The Social Protection Floor (SPF) Recommendation provides guidance to member countries in building nationally defined social protection floors which aim at providing health care and minimum income security throughout the life cycle.


  1. Strengthening Capacity to Implement Australia's Seasonal Worker Program in Papua New Guinea and Nauru

    1 September 2013 - 1 December 2014

    Seasonal migration schemes, currently in place between selected Pacific Island countries and Australia and New Zealand respectively, are a valuable opportunity for Pacific Island countries to address unemployment, improve skills development amongst their citizens and stimulate growth through remitted earnings. Given that the schemes target unskilled workers, these programs have the potential to achieve developmental impacts for both workers and the communities and provinces they come from. Papua New Guinea and Nauru, as more recent entrants to the Australian Seasonal Worker Program, face various challenges in ensuring that institutions are in place to market, prepare and reintegrate seasonal workers. This project was aimed at addressing these challenges, helping to ensure that workers are prepared and protected to participate in seasonal migration, and improve management and visibility of the schemes so that employers are more likely to engage workers in future.

  2. Pacific Growth and Employment Project

    25 November 2012 - 25 November 2014

    The project supports industry led action plans that enhance economic growth, deliver skills development and employment opportunities for youth, and sustainable and decent jobs for local workers.

  3. Labour Governance & Migration

    1 June 2012 - 1 June 2014

    This multi-country technical cooperation project has two main components: strengthening labour market governance and improving the development impact of labour migration.

  4. Building Trade Union Capacity in Papua New Guinea

    15 July 2013 - 1 January 2014

    A project to organise workers in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Liquefied Natural Gas Supply Chain


  1. Pacific Island Work Places Combating HIV/AIDS

    1 October 2012 - 1 October 2013

    The overall objective of this project is to develop policies and programmes to protect workers against HIV related discrimination, develop comprehensive prevention programmes at the enterprise level and ensure awareness and uptake of available services for HIV testing, treatment, care and support.

  2. TACKLE FIJI: Tackling Child Labour through Education in Fiji

    1 March 2008 - 1 August 2013

    The purpose of TACKLE is to strengthen capacity of the national and local authorities in the formulation, implementation and enforcement of policies to fight child labour, in coordination with social partners and civil society.