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 2024

  1. Pacific Tripartite High-Level Dialogue on Decent Work and the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent to take place 23-26 April 2024 in Suva, Fiji

    15 April 2024

    Organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the event will foster a coordinated and inclusive approach to ensure decent work in the Pacific.

March 2024

  1. Kiribati empowers entrepreneurs to enhance economic activity

    26 March 2024

    Collaboration with the ILO sees trainers trained on Start and Improve Your Business methodology with an aim to reduce rural poverty and unemployment.

February 2024

  1. Empowering change: Anticipated pilot initiative to boost informal workers in Fiji and Papua New Guinea

    13 February 2024

    Workers organizations aspire to exchange best practices, contributing to strategies for transitioning workers in the informal and rural economy towards formality.

December 2023

  1. Fiji takes critical step to reform the country’s Labour Laws in line with ILO standards

    15 December 2023

    Fiji Parliament passes Employment Relations (Amendment) Bill 2023 to redefine essential services and increase time given to employees to file grievances.

November 2023

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    International Labour Organization opens office in Vanuatu

    21 November 2023

    New office in the Pacific Island Country will support work on climate change, migration and human security.

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    Pacific Island officials empowered to support labour law reform

    13 November 2023

    Training supported by Australia helps strengthen capacity to ensure national legislation complies with international labour standards.

October 2023

  1. ILO,UNESCO and UNDP joined forces to boost entrepreneurship skills in the Solomon Islands

    04 October 2023

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

September 2023

  1. Tuvalu entrepreneurs empowered through training

    30 September 2023

    Start and Improve Your Business tools rolled out to help strengthen entrepreneurship environment and drive growth.

  2. 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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    Priorities for effective employment and wage policies discussed in Kiribati

    27 September 2023

    Consultative workshop enhances the capacity to better understand the requirements for the design and development of effective policies.

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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.

  5. Pacific Island Nations take strides to enhance labour market insights

    04 September 2023

    Training builds statistics capacity in order to help shape evidence-based labour market policies.

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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.