FIJI is well advanced in its labour reform programs and is being recognised as the role model for labour reform for other Pacific Island countries.
Ministry permanent secretary Taito Waqa said Fiji's Occupational Health and Safety reforms were recognised by the ILO which was using Fiji's reform model in other Pacific Island countries.
"We are helping Papua New Guinea and Kiribati with their own OHS reforms and have received six other requests from Pacific Island countries.
"Our design is peculiarly local and is successful at the mediation and its hitting the 80 per cent plus resolution rate."
Fiji will also extend its labour related assistance to PNG following the completion of an earlier agreement this week. Fiji and her Melanesian neighbour signed a Memorandum of Understanding last year to provide technical assistance to PNG for their labour sector.
PNG has now requested an extension to this agreement.
The ILO Country office for South Pacific Island countries had been instrumental in facilitating a south-south co-operation between the government of PNG and Fiji where Fijians would provide technical assistance in the field of OHS with PNG.
ILO has highlighted in their report that occupational safety and health is an integral part of the promotion of green jobs and greener economy to achieve an economic and social development that is also environmentally sustainable.