14 May 2013
The Gender Unit, Department of Labour, Punjab, established under the ILO, CIDA funded project, Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE), has, from amongst 2000 applicants, won a United Nations Public Service Award in recognition of its work on gender mainstreaming.
09 May 2013
Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the upcoming national elections in Pakistan
24 April 2013
The Sindh Police in collaboration with the International Labour Organization conducted a 3-day master trainer course on Strengthening Actions and Responses against Bonded Labour.
16 April 2013
The Empowering Vulnerable Groups through Education, Employment and Training (EET project) has supported Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority in strengthening industry-institute linkages (IIL) and work place learning (WPL) for TEVT institutes. In this regard studies to look at the current IIL and WPL practices were undertaken. The national seminar was held to present the findings and recommendations of the studies and to bring to light enablers and barriers of workplace learning in the context to technical and vocational education; and promote importance of IIL and WPL in workforce skills development.
29 March 2013
More amendments are needed to harmonize the provincial Labour Legislations in line with Pakistan’s ratified ILO conventions. This was agreed by the representatives from the four provincial departments of labour, Gilgit-Baltistan, Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) who jointly reviewed the labour laws in a four days’ workshop, 26-29 March 2013, held in Islamabad.
11 March 2013
The United Nations firmly condemns the on-going violence in the country, particularly the recent tragic events in Quetta, Karachi and this past weekend in Lahore, targeting especially religious and ethnic minorities in Pakistan.
27 February 2013
Brick kiln workers presented their life experiences through creative art in a Cultural Mela held in Lahore.
20 February 2013
The Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis has drafted a first ever National Policy for Overseas Pakistanis with a focus on maximizing welfare and empowerment of Pakistani diaspora working in different countries across the globe.
21 December 2012
The first ever professional Association for ‘Career Counsellors and Vocational Guides’ has been launched here by International Labour Organization (ILO). The Association will comprise of the trained and qualified Career Counsellors and it will help in professionalization of Career Counselling sector in Pakistan.
20 December 2012
Pakistan is taking steps to streamline its reporting obligation on the ratified International Labour Conventions to the ILO’s Supervisory Bodies. In this regard, a joint action plan agreed by the four provincial Labour Departments in a workshop jointly organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD) and the ILO held on 18-19 December in Bhurban.