Since September, Government Officials from around the Pacific region started a series of virtual policy discussions this week that will examine how climate change and disasters will affect mobility trends in the Pacific Islands. The regional policy dialogue is facilitated by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), as part of the joint-UN agency programme on Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security (PCCMHS) programme.
The South-South and triangular cooperation initiative supports the SDGs, Regional cooperation, Technical cooperation visits for sharing experiences through Peer-to-peer learning. These exchanges explore good practices in relation to labour migration governance. It offers opportunities to share these good practices.
The initiative will facilitate regional Cooperation by involving all 11 ILO Pacific Member States. Government, worker and employer members from across the region. Additionally, technical cooperation visits for sharing experiences between participating countries in the pacific. It favours the South-South and triangular cooperation approach.
The initiative recognizes the adverse impacts of climate change compound existing challenges in Small Island Developing States and have placed additional burdens on their national budgets and their efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals. Through the training, the participating countries will ensure social development and strengthen partnership in the region.