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.

September 2023

  1. Papua New Guinea ratifies ILO Conventions on labour inspection, tripartite consultation and violence and harassment in the workplace

    27 September 2023

    Papua New Guinea has now ratified 26 Conventions including eight fundamental conventions.

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    ILO and UNESCO to empower entrepreneurs in Fiji and Samoa

    20 September 2023

    ILO and UNESCO collaborate for Training of Trainers on Start and Improve Your Business Tools.

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    Pacific on show

    01 September 2023

    About 200 entrepreneurs from across the Pacific region attended the inaugural two-day Pacific Islands Entrepreneurship Expo.

August 2023

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    Entrepreneurs hailed as catalysts for sustainable economic growth

    30 August 2023

    The Pacific Islands Entrepreneurship Expo fosters innovation and collaboration in the Pacific Islands’ entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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    Expo harnesses Pacific core values: Vosarogo

    30 August 2023

    Acting Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, SMEs and Coummunication, Filimoni Vosarogo said in the Pacific Islands Entrepreneurship Expo organized by the Ministry for Trade in collaboration with UNDP, the International Labour Organization, and the Asian Development Bank that the Expo is an opportunity to work together to harness the core values of Pacific communities.

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    Expo to bolster business opportunities

    30 August 2023

    The Pacific Islands Entrepreneurship Expo organized by the Ministry for Trade in collaboration with UNDP, the International Labour Organization, and the Asian Development Bank unleashed the potential of entrepreneurs and small enterprises.

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    Palau’s entrepreneurship ecosystem boosted through ‘Start and Improve Your Business’ training

    16 August 2023

    Initiative will facilitate the growth of innovative start-ups and bolster the competitiveness of existing businesses in Palau.

July 2023

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    ILO research highlights gaps and potential in use of technology to help youth find work

    26 July 2023

    Technological transformation in public employment services can support youth in Asia-Pacific to navigate labour market transitions and enter decent work.

  2. Evidence-based policy making: Unravelling opinions from facts in Pacific Island Countries

    25 July 2023

    Training enhances capacity to use evidence and data to shape policies relating to the world of work

  3. Action plan for formalization in the Solomon Islands takes shape

    19 July 2023

    Financial inclusion, digitalization, and blended finance identified amongst potential pathways to formality for informal enterprises.

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    Pacific regional meeting on labour mobility sets path for partnership

    11 July 2023

    Dialogue strengthens collaboration between trade unions and employers to help ensure safe and regular migration.

May 2023

  1. Asia-Pacific governments look to technology for employment services to support youth

    30 May 2023

    Government officials from across the region exchange and learn about how technology can help young people access decent employment.

  2. Vanuatu works towards first National Employment Policy

    12 May 2023

    Policy development an important step towards creating a more resilient and inclusive economy.

March 2023

  1. Samoa holds national consultation on child labour workplan and launches follow-up rapid assessment on street vendors

    28 March 2023

    These initiatives aim to ensure compliance with ratified international conventions and to provide children with formal education and early childhood learning benefits.

  2. Promoting improved compliance with labour standards on fishing vessels in Fiji waters

    23 March 2023

    The strategic compliance planning workshop was the first ever in the Pacific fishing industry.

  3. Employment, informality and social protection in the Solomon Islands

    23 March 2023

    Solomon Islands’ first National Employment Policy is currently under development.

  4. ILO emphasises demand driven approach in Palau

    09 March 2023

    Some of the capacity building initiatives undertaken by ILO in the region include, entrepreneurship, policy development and strenghthening social dialogue.

  5. ILO commences work with Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) on employment policy

    06 March 2023

    The development of the National Employment Policy is part of ILO’s ongoing technical assistance being provided to RMI post COVID-19.

  6. ILO reaffirms commitment to the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI)

    06 March 2023

    The ILO highlighted the focused approach being undertaken to ensure sustainability of actions and activities targeted towards providing skills training and empowering youth to be more economically active.

February 2023

  1. ILO reaffirms support to Cook Islands constituents

    19 February 2023

    Advancing decent work and social justice, and close participation in the UN cooperation processes.