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.
ILO welcomes Fiji tripartite agreement on labour relations
25 March 2015
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
ILO and World Bank promote development through well-regulated temporary migration
08 September 2014
ILO to promote decent work in Small Island Developing States at SIDS Conference in Samoa
25 August 2014
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
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”.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.