This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Pakistan. Some are available in Urdu and this is indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.
30 September 2021
The ILO under its European Union funded International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan's SMEs project organised a mobilisation event in Karachi for recruiting its next batch of enterprises under its SCORE short course programme.
Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) pilot programme in Pakistan’s textile and ready made garments sector
28 September 2021
The International Labour Organization (ILO) under its European Union funded International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs (ILES) project, began pilot of its Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) in eleven enterprises in Karachi. The pilot programme is offered to the enterprises that have already graduated from ILO’s SCORE Short course programme. All participating enterprises belong to the textile and ready-made garments sector.
07 September 2021
The Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development (MoOP&HRD) with the technical assistance of the ILO convened a stakeholder’s consultation on the situation and gaps concerning the Protocol on Forced Labour (P029, 2014).
20 August 2021
The ILO in Pakistan, through its Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project, funded by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) trained 70 stakeholders on child labour data analysis in a bid to strengthen capacities as they embark on provincial child labour surveys.
09 August 2021
50 countries have now ratified the Protocol on Forced Labour, demonstrating their determination to end forced labour in all its forms. They have committed to prevent forced labour, protect victims and ensure they have access to justice and remedies-Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Social Security Coordination Forum calls for social security extension to workers in the informal economy
02 August 2021
Pakistan’s Social Security Coordination Forum agree on strategies to enhance social security schemes effectiveness.
12 July 2021
Six community level awareness-raising seminars on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) were organized by the Sindh Agricultural & Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (SAFWCO) in Sanghar, Sindh Province with the support of ILO's INDITEX funded project.
03 July 2021
Over 150 multi-stakeholders attended a seminar arranged by the Pakistan Workers Federation on 03 July 2021 in Bahawalpur, Punjab Province of Pakistan to celebrate World Day Against Child Labour 2021 under the theme “Act Now, End Child Labour”. The seminar was technically supported by the ILO Pakistan Office through its project on FPRW in the cotton supply chain funded by INDITEX.
28 June 2021
The SDG Unit at Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives and the ILO have jointly organized a webinar on 17 June 2021 for the launch of the National SDG 1.3.1 database. The purpose of the webinar is to roll out the database across the country to generate the periodic reports on Social Protection Coverage in Pakistan.
Stakeholder consensus on extending health care benefits to retired workers and families of trans-provincial workers
25 June 2021
A virtual consultation on the findings of the study on Social Protection extension to workers post retirement and families of trans-provincial workers is planned by the ILO project on ‘Achieving SDGs and ending poverty through USP’. The purpose of the consultation is to discuss and find consensus on the most practical options for extension of coverage to the two groups under discussion.
10 June 2021
Enterprises that attended the second meeting of the SCORE alumni network on 3 June 2021 shared progress on SCORE implementation, highlighted the challenges faced and solutions pursued to counter the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating enterprises were also introduced to ILO’s FIT Programme.
20 May 2021
Consensus on actions related to skills development in Pakistan was reached during tripartite plus meeting which endorsed a National Skills Profile.
19 May 2021
The ILO on behalf of the UN in Pakistan in collaboration with the Planning Commission co-hosted a National Policy Dialogue on ‘Youth Employment, Economic Participation, and Opportunities’, to define priorities and interventions for 2021-22.
Mine workers, owners and inspectorate officials committed to improving occupational safety and health in mines
05 May 2021
The Department of Mines and Mineral Development Balochistan, in collaboration with the ILO Country Office for Pakistan, organized a series of training on Occupational Safety and Health for Mineworkers, Mine Owner and Mines Inspectorate officials.
Launch of the Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas report- A social protection programme for workers in the informal economy
01 May 2021
The Ehsaas Delivery Unit at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and the ILO have jointly organised a webinar on May 1st, 2021 for the launch of MKE Report. The purpose of the webinar is to share steps taken for the actualisation of the MKE initiative and discuss its key recommendations.
30 April 2021
Series of trainings conducted to support the National Centralized database on Social Protection
13 April 2021
ILO and FAO’s co-produced tool “Protecting children from pesticides - Visual facilitator's guide” contextualized to Pakistan for simplified understanding and appropriate navigating the risks associated with pesticides.
Capacity building of cotton communities on child labour, forced labour and occupational health and safety
13 April 2021
ILO organised series of 27 community level awareness raising seminars on child labour, forced labour, OSH including COVID-19 and protecting children from pesticides for the cotton picking workers of Southern Punjab under its project “Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in the Cotton, Textile and Garment Value Chains: an Integrated Approach” Co-funded by the European Union.
Community-level awareness raising seminars on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for cotton growing communities
09 April 2021
A three-part seminar on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) was organized by the Sindh Agricultural & Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (SAFWCO) in Sanghar, Sindh Province with the support of ILO's INDITEX funded project.
01 April 2021
The ILO Office for Pakistan convened national consultative workshop in Islamabad to present Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project to stakeholders, solicit inputs for validating/amending the priority sectors for in-depth research and interventions and assessing stakeholders’ needs to address child labour in the priority sectors. The ARC project is a four year project funded by United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.