Publications

The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to the South Pacific Island Countries. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested from the ILO Library in Suva.

2019

  1. Samoa National Employment Policy 2016-2020 Labour Market Monitoring Report

    02 June 2019

    This report provides an updated statistical profile of the Samoa labour market for the purposes of monitoring economic and employment trends during the period covered by the SNEP. Based on analysis of recent macroeconomic data and results of the Samoa Labour Force Survey 2017.

  2. Papua New Guinea Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2022

    01 February 2019

    The Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2022 for Papua New Guinea serves as a framework to support the Government of PNG to achieve its National Development Strategy “Vision 2050”, its’ National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development, its’ Development Strategic Plan 2010-2030 and Medium-Term Development Plans, and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).

  3. Samoa Decent Work Country Programme 2017-2020

    01 February 2019

    In the final review, Samoa's constituents prioritized the need for Samoa and ILO to place a greater emphasis on aligning the new DWCP with existing policies such as the Samoa National Action Plan on Youth Employment 2015-2020.

2018

  1. ILO Pacific Newsletter - December 2018

    07 December 2018

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find some accomplishments from our programmes/projects, updates on events and other highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific from June to December 2018

  2. Recommendation No. 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience: What Role for Trade Unions?

    12 October 2018

    This policy brief aims at assisting workers’ organisations in positioning themselves with regard to conflicts and disasters, in particular, with regard to the generation of employment and decent work for the purpose of prevention, recovery, peace, and resilience with respect to crisis situations arising from both conflicts and disasters.

  3. TC Gita - (Tonga) Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) report 2018

    31 May 2018

    The immediate objective of the Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE) was to support food security and loss of income of the identified villages through a social protection lens.

  4. ILO Pacific Newsletter - May 2018

    24 May 2018

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find some accomplishments from our programmes/projects, updates on events and other highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific from January to May 2018

  5. The ILO MNE Declaration: What’s in it for Workers?

    01 May 2018

    The ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) was negotiated and adopted by governments, employers and workers in 1977. It is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all and highlights the central role of freedom of association and collective bargaining as well as industrial relations and social dialogue.

  6. Implementing guidelines for a just transition in Asia and the Pacific: Lessons from the Philippines

    02 April 2018

    Lessons from pilot projects promoting just transition to greener economies in Asia-Pacific. These guidelines offer the ILO and its constituents a framework and practical tool to ensure that national and global efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges also advance employment creation goals, social justice and fair transitions for workers, enterprises and communities on an equal footing.

2017

  1. ILO Pacific Newsletter - December 2017

    13 December 2017

    In this edition of the ILO Pacific Newsletter, you will find some accomplishments from our programmes/projects, updates on events and other highlights of ILO’s work in the Pacific in 2017

  2. Improving labour market outcomes in the Pacific: Policy challenges and priorities

    19 June 2017

    This report provides policy guidelines for improving labour market outcomes.

  3. A study on the future of work in the Pacific

    15 May 2017

    In the Pacific, the High-Level Dialogue on Future of Work is being held in Fiji in May 2017, with the participation of the heads of ILO’s tripartite constituents from eleven member states in the Pacific. This report intends to provide the participants in the Dialogue with the background on employment and labour issues in the Pacific, which will then form the basis for future of work discussions. Such discussions will make contribution to the development and implementation of the Decent Work Country Programs (DWCPs) in the Pacific, which reflects the ILO and its Constituents’ commitment to achieve the SDGs.

  4. Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.

  5. Outcome Statement - Pacific Summit and Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship

    17 April 2017

    Unemployment is the most critical challenge that young people globally confront today. The challenge is particularly acute in the pacific region where jobs in the organised sector are few and far between, while those in the informal sector are often unstable, unsafe and poorly paid. Youth unemployment in the pacific stands at an alarming 23% (SPC, 2011) with young people 4.5-6 times (ILO, 2015) less likely to secure decent jobs relative to older people.

  6. Concept Note - Pacific Summit and Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship

    03 April 2017

    Unemployment is the most critical challenge that young people globally confront today. The challenge is particularly acute in the pacific region where jobs in the organised sector are few and far between, while those in the informal sector are often unstable, unsafe and poorly paid. Youth unemployment in the pacific stands at an alarming 23% (SPC, 2011) with young people 4.5-6 times (ILO, 2015) less likely to secure decent jobs relative to older people.

  7. Report of the rapid assessment of children working on the streets of Apia, Samoa: A scoping exercise

    01 March 2017

    This report presents key findings from focus group discussions and interviews to assess perceptions and knowledge on the topic of child street vendors.

  8. Report of the rapid assessment of children working on the streets of Apia, Samoa: A pilot study

    01 March 2017

    This report is an output of the ILO’s Pacific child labour and trafficking project, and responds to the need for data and information on child labour in Samoa.

2016

  1. A rapid assessment of children working on the streets, in the informal sector and in the worst forms of child labour In Fiji: 2015-2016

    29 December 2016

    In 2015, the TACKLE project conducted a Rapid Assessment on Child Labour in Fiji. The objectives were to identify children in child labour and particularly the worst forms of child labour and the trends and gaps in addressing child labour issues. The Rapid Assessment involved a desk review (literature review) to provide a prelude of the issue of child labour at global, regional and national level with lessons learnt from child labour focused action programmes.

  2. W4Y Samoa country summary

    12 December 2016

  3. Rapid assessment of children in child labour in Honiara, Solomon Islands

    30 November 2016

    The Rapid Assessment of Children in Child Labour in Honiara, Solomon Islands, was commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in response to concerns raised at the first National Child Labour and Trafficking Forum in Honiara in August 2014. The two main issues: commercial sexual exploitation of children and children working in the informal sector in Honiara were identified by stakeholders and the need for research on the issues as a main priority action.