Employer and Employees Documents
The 2009-2012 ILO Decent Work Country Programme for Vanuatu was formulated together with the tripartite constituents and fully and comprehensively reflects their priorities. The specific concerns of each of the tripartite partners were voiced in separate meetings with the tripartite partners. Four overall priorities were agreed on in the tripartite meeting, held subsequent to the individual meetings. A draft of this DWCP was then sent to the constituents which were given the opportunity to comment on the draft.
The four priorities of this DWCP reflect the constituents’ needs at the present time, while also responding to Vanuatu’s social and economic needs, corresponding with strategies and activities spelled out in the Pacific Plan, the UNDAF and the PAA, and ILO’s past initiatives as well as comparative advantage against other development partners. ILO will concentrate on the following four country programme priorities in Vanuatu within the overarching theme of “decent work for all men and women”:
- Priority 1. Labour legislation reform and application of International Labour Standards;
- Priority 2. Promotion of decent employment opportunities, particularly for young women and men, and inclusive of persons with disabilities;
- Priority 3. Capacity building of tripartite partners and improvement of social dialogue;
- Priority 4. Increasing social protection.