News and press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Country Office for South Pacific Island Countries. The most recent release is at the top.

March 2015

  1. ILO welcomes Fiji tripartite agreement on labour relations

    25 March 2015

  2. ILO to coordinate and implement technical assistance as part of the national recovery and reconstruction phase in Vanuatu - Post Cyclone Pam

    25 March 2015

    The ILO Director General Mr Guy Ryder has personally written to the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu expressing on behalf of the ILO our deepest sympathy following the loss of lives and the immense devastation by Cyclone Pam

  3. Labour inspectors trained on foundation skills in Samoa

    11 March 2015

    Labour inspectors from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL) have taken part in a training organized in partnership with the International Labour Organization. MCIL continues to prioritize this improvement of its labour inspection functions as part of Samoa’s Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2013 -2016.

  4. International Labour Organization launches National Action Plan to address youth employment issues in Samoa

    10 March 2015

    Samoa's first national plan aimed at improving issues with youth employment in the country has been launched by the ILO.

February 2015

  1. Kiribati Develops a draft action plan to eliminate the worst forms of Child Labour

    26 February 2015

    This technical support by the ILO is part of the ILO’s Pacific sub-regional project on child labour and trafficking that is built on experiences of the TACKLE (Tackling child labour through education) project funded by the European Union.

  2. ILO to further tackle child labour in Fiji

    19 February 2015

    As part of a global effort to end child labour by 2016. The second phase of tackling child labour through education (TACKLE) has been launched in Fiji. The initiative funded by the European Union referred to as TACKLE II, will strengthen the systems and structures put in place by stakeholders engaged in the first TACKLE project from 2008 to 2013.

September 2014

  1. Support for Labour Law Reform in the Pacific

    19 September 2014

    There has been a growing commitment among ILO member States in the Pacific to better implement International Labour Standards through labour law reform. ILO is currently providing technical assistance to Kiribati, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga and Vanuatu

  2. ILO and World Bank promote development through well-regulated temporary migration

    08 September 2014

August 2014

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    ILO to promote decent work in Small Island Developing States at SIDS Conference in Samoa

    25 August 2014

  2. ILO Supports seven young people to participate at the SIDS Youth Forum

    15 August 2014

    The International Labour Organization this week announced seven young people to take part in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Youth Forum to take place on the 28th of August 2014 in Apia, Samoa

  3. ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries launches report “Decent Work and Social Justice in Pacific Small Island Developing States - Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Responses”

    12 August 2014

    To mark International Youth Day, The International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Pacific Island Countries have launched a report, entitled “Decent Work and Social Justice in Pacific Small Island Developing States”.

  4. Improving data collection of labour statistics (including labour migration statistics)in Pacific Island Countries

    01 August 2014

    The ILO in collaboration with partners, UNESCAP and SPC has completed a sub-regional technical workshop on labour and migration statistics for Pacific Island Countries. This technical workshop took place from 28 July to 1 August 2014 in Nadi, Fiji and brought together government officials from the Ministry/Department of Labour and National Statistics Office from nine Pacific Island Countries, including an employer’s representative.

June 2014

  1. Students voices against child labour

    12 June 2014

    On June 12th students from schools in the greater Suva area added their voices and songs to the fight against child labour

  2. ILO offers training to officers, inmates in Solomon Islands

    03 June 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) in Auki, Malaita province had successfully completed four days of community based entrepreneurs development (C-BED) training.

  3. Samoan Art Schools benefit from Youth Employment Programm (YEP) grants

    03 June 2014

    Three art schools have benefited from the UN Youth Employment Programme in Samoa.

May 2014

  1. ILO Director-General Report Stimulates Debate on Fair Labour Migration

    28 May 2014

    Migration is a key aspect of the world of work in the Pacific. Of all world regions, the Pacific has the highest per capita level of international mobility amongst its resident populations, especially those in Polynesia and Micronesia.

April 2014

  1. Samoa Workers Congress launched

    02 April 2014

    The newly formed Samoa Workers Congress is intended to be the national organisation that brings together all the worker organisations of the country, It will act as the national body for workers on the National Tripartite Forum between government, employers and employees.

  2. Tuvalu – a small island State tackles labour law reform

    01 April 2014

    Tuvalu is one of the ILO’s smallest Member States with a population of little more the 10,000 people spread across eight islands. Tuvalu, like a number of other countries in the Pacific region has labour legislation that has been in place for many decades with elements originating from in early colonial times.

March 2014

  1. The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries Calls on Governments, Employers and Unions to Focus on Eliminating Gender Discrimination and Harassment in the workplace

    07 March 2014

    The occasion of International Women’s Day provides an important opportunity to reflect on progress towards gender equality in the labour markets of Pacific Island Countries.

  2. ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    06 March 2014

    The mechanism is the only one in the ILO for setting the basic wage for any industry.