International Labour Standards

International labour standards and reporting training for Pacific Island Countries

Tripartite regional workshop on International Labour Standards (ILS) and reporting obligations for Pacific Island Countries

News | 23 August 2018
Participants from the Pacific were represented at the training
ILO NEWS (SUVA) – The International Labour Organization Office for Pacific Island Countries and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), in collaboration with the ILO Decent Work Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific (DWT-Bangkok), have completed a tripartite regional workshop on International Labour Standards (ILS) and reporting obligations from the 21 and 22 August 2018 in Nadi, Fiji.

Mr. Donglin Li, Director ILO Pacific opening the training workshop.
Under the ILO Constitution, the adoption of international labour standards (ILS) gives rise to a number of obligations to member States, including the obligation to report on measures taken to give effect to ratified Conventions and on legislation and practice concerning unratified Conventions and Recommendations. The training enabled constituents to better manage their reporting work, thus providing reports on time and with informative and responsive content. The workshop aims to strengthen national capacity to discharge the ILS reporting obligations under the ILO Constitution.The workshop targets participants from the following countries covered by the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshal Islands, Palau, Papua and New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

In order to build and strengthen national capacity to discharge the standards-related reporting obligations, the workshop has exposed participants to the role and operation of ILS reporting, familiarize them with the resources and tools that can help in managing the reporting work, and give them the opportunity to share information and experience on how reporting is organized in their various countries. The “Managing ILS reporting website” developed by the ITCILO together with the International Labour Standards Department was used throughout the workshop. The website presents ILS reporting in terms of “managing” all the resources needed to produce and communicate reports. It collects and distributes examples of good practice contributed by ILO constituents. It also provides tools and information resources, including a glossary giving definitions of reporting-related terms.

For more information please contact:
Ms. Surkafa Katafono
National Programme Officer 
ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries