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Atasa Moceituba
Friday, August 15, 2014

TUESDAY marked United Nations International Youth Day, and to celebrate the occasion the International Labour Organization launched a new report titled Decent Work and Social Justice in Pacific Island Developing States.

UN resident co-ordinator and UNDP representative Osnat Lubrani said the report provided a fresh snapshot of where things stand with respect to decent work in small island developing states (SIDS).

"High rates of unemployment, including youth unemployment and extensive under-employment, large informal sectors and heavy reliance on subsistence agriculture, and small private formal sector that often provides low quality jobs," he said.

The ILO's Pacific director David Lamotte said the report was prepared as a resource in the buildup to the third UN SIDS conference scheduled September 1-4 in Samoa.

"The report provides a synopsis of decent work practices for SIDS, which remains a priority development goal," Mr Lamotte said.

"Good governance, rule of law and respect for human rights are a critical foundation for development and growth.

"A stable, fair and transparent system of governance permeates to all facets of decent work ensuring a conducive environment for sustainable enterprises that support economic growth."

Mr Lamotte said they hoped to enforce the fundamental rights of workers; improving their income and productivity, facilitating collective bargaining and social dialogue and protecting the most vulnerable workers.








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