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.

June 2019

  1. Observing the World Day against Child Labour in Suva, Fiji

    12 June 2019

    The ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182) has achieved almost universal ratification by the ILO’s 187 member States, and the ratification rate of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) is not far behind.

  2. Tuvalu ratifies Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    12 June 2019

    Tuvalu is the 186th Member State to have ratified Convention No. 182.

April 2019

  1. © World Future Council 2022

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

March 2019

  1. The Marshall Islands ratifies Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    13 March 2019

    Marshall Islands is the 184th Member State to have ratified Convention No. 182.

  2. Palau ratifies Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    04 March 2019

    Palau is the 183rd Member State to have ratified Convention No. 182

February 2019

  1. Panama accepts the 1986 Constitutional Amendment

    25 February 2019

September 2018

  1. Cook Islands ratifies two ILO Conventions

    21 September 2018

    The Government of Cook Islands has deposited with the International Labour Office the instruments of ratification for two ILO Conventions: C144 on the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) and C182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, which have now been formally registered

  2. Fiji adopts a National Employment Policy

    03 September 2018

    The NEP is an overarching framework that sets the stage for a coherent and integrated vision to balance productivity, employment creation, social protection and sustainability.

August 2018

  1. International labour standards and reporting training for Pacific Island Countries

    23 August 2018

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

  2. Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship for International Youth Day in Samoa

    12 August 2018

    Young Entrepreneurs Chamber (YEC) Samoa made its first debut engagement with the wider public at the national youth week celebrations to mark International Youth Day 2018.

July 2018

  1. New ILO-SPREP partnership to promote green jobs as a driver of sustainable development in the Pacific

    26 July 2018

  2. ILO participates in an international forum on cooperative development in the Pacific Islands

    09 July 2018

    The Director of the ILO Office for Pacific Islands presented the work of the ILO on cooperatives to promote decent work at an international forum on cooperative development in the Pacific region.

June 2018

  1. Successful first round for ILO-UNDP submission on youth entrepreneurship and peace-building in Solomon Islands

    15 June 2018

    After a successful submission of a concept note on youth entrepreneurship and peacebuilding for Solomon Islands, the ILO and UNDP have been invited to submit a full proposal to the UN Peace Building Fund

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).

  2. Observing World Day for Safety and Health at Work in the Pacific - 28th April 2018

    26 April 2018

    Youth safety and health at work: Early education equals early protection

  3. Pacific entrepreneurs join Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs

    07 April 2018

    The establishment of Young Entrepreneur Councils (YEC) in the Pacific has paved the way to network with the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE)

  4. Public Private Partnership supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in Solomon Islands

    01 April 2018

    The Solomon Islands Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC) is a critical link between government, national employer organisation and young entrepreneurs.

  5. National Platform for Young Entrepreneurs

    01 April 2018

    The establishment of Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC) in the Pacific

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.

  2. Change is necessary for rural women in the Pacific

    08 March 2018

    Rural women must not be overlooked in policy decisions