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.

April 2018

  1. 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)

  2. 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.

  3. 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

February 2018

  1. Director Donglin Li presents his credentials to H.E. the Prime Minister of Tonga Honourable Akilisi Pohiva

    04 February 2018

    A zero draft Decent Work Country Programme for Tonga was developed and presented to the Tonga National Tripartite Consultation Committee (TNTCC).

January 2018

  1. The Cook Islands accepts the 1986 Constitutional Amendment

    23 January 2018

December 2017

  1. Fifty per-cent of redundant 'Yazaki EDS' workers secure jobs in Samoa

    06 December 2017

    A preliminary impact assessment on a response project to support redundant Yazaki EDS workers have found good results through a collaborative effort between the ILO, the multinational and national implementation partners.

  2. How trade unions promote decent work for persons with disabilities

    03 December 2017

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a report which highlights trade union action to promote decent work for persons with disabilities. ACTRAV talked to the department’s focal point on disability at work, Nezam Qahoush about the challenges persons with disabilities face in the world of work and the role of the trade union movement in promoting decent work for them.

November 2017

  1. Commitments made to reduce high youth unemployment in Marshall Islands

    16 November 2017

    Launch of the Republic of Marshall Islands National Action Plan on Youth Employment (2017-2019)

  2. Demand for entrepreneurship training on the rise

    12 November 2017

    In an effort to improve the quality of entrepreneurship trainers in the Pacific, the ILO conducted a Training of Master Trainers on Start & Improve Your Business (SIYB) in Port Vila, Vanuatu

October 2017

  1. ILO and the Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen Pacific labour market information systems

    08 October 2017

    Both institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Pacific.

September 2017

  1. Protecting Jobs, Enterprises and Livelihoods in the Pacific

    17 September 2017

    The ILO Bureau for Employers Activities (ACTEMP) is currently developing a ‘toolkit’ to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in disaster preparedness, and an employers’ resource pack for employers’ organisation to support their members enterprise in preparing and responding to disaster.

August 2017

  1. Ensuring employment and social protection services to redundant workers in Samoa

    28 August 2017

    The ILO is working together with national partner organisations in Samoa to ensure redundant workers are provided with employment and social protection services.

  2. ILO conducts Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) - Training of trainers in Fiji

    22 August 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) partners with the Fiji Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MITT) to run the SIYB Training Programme

May 2017

  1. Eleven Pacific Island Countries committed to create Decent Jobs for future generations

    26 May 2017

    Representatives from ILO’s 11 Pacific member States along with key stakeholders from the Pacific development community discussed the Future of Work in the Pacific and proposed policy priorities to address the transformations unfolding across the region's labour markets.

April 2017

  1. Better outcomes when National Employer Organizations (EO) support young entrepreneurs

    17 April 2017

    Young people are full of enthusiasm and eagerness to be successful. They are creative, innovative, and are tech savvy. They are employers and job creators and next generation of private sector leaders in an increasingly competitive and high tech world

  2. Summit recognizes better outcomes when investing in youth entrepreneurship

    17 April 2017

    The first Pacific Summit & Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship was held from 5-7 April 2017 in Fiji and brought together young entrepreneurs, senior government officials and private sector representatives from 8 pacific countries.

  3. Strengthening Youth Entrepreneurship in the Pacific

    05 April 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with ILO Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Youth Council (PYC) and the Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP) are convening a 3 day regional summit on young entrepreneurship. The summit will be held from the 5th to the 7th April in Suva, Fiji.

February 2017

  1. Strengthening the maritime sector in the Pacific

    09 February 2017

    ILO training on the implementation of and reporting on the Martime Labour Convention 2006