Press releases

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.

2017

  1. Representatives of all trade unions in Balochistan get detailed orientation on International Labour Standards

    21 May 2017

    Miranda Fajerman (ILS specialist) & Ingrid Christensen (Country Director) conducted a day long orientation session on International Labour Standards with 18 Trade Union members representing 03 major workers' federations & affiliated unions of the province. Women representation was also observed while the participants were of the view that this session has infact paved the way for future proactive role in compliance of the ILS in Balochistan.

  2. ILO supported tripartite social dialogue on the draft labour laws in Balochistan

    19 May 2017

    The ILO Pakistan under its DG-Trade project funded by the EU provided technical assistance to Balochistan government for a tripartite social dialogue on the draft labour laws. A three days technical consultation followed a Provincial Tripartite Consultation Committee (PTCC) meeting were held in Quetta

  3. Tri-partite consultation workshop on improving compliance with and reporting of Core Labour Standards

    20 April 2017

    ILO in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (MoOPHRD) organized a tri-partite consultation workshop to contribute to greater understanding of the core international labour standards (ILS)

  4. Workshop on multinational enterprises, social policies and fundamental principles & rights at work

    16 March 2017

    A 3–day Workshop on Multinational Enterprises, Social Policies and Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work completed sucessfully under ILO’s Project on “More and better jobs through socially responsible labour practices in Asia” for the sport goods industry in Sialkot.

  5. ILO supported trade unions in AJK to develop plan for stronger role

    22 February 2017

    ILO organized a two-day workshop on 22-23 Feb 2017 for the Trade Unions in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) for capacity development as well as charting out a plan for strengthening of Trade Unions in AJK with a focus on leadership development, institutional strengthening, financial sustainability and expanded coverage.

  6. Tri-partite consultation workshop on improving the compliance and reporting of core labour standards

    15 February 2017

    The ILO in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and with the financial assistance of the European Union organized a tri-partite plus workshop for the Provincial Tripartite Consultative Committees of Baluchistan and Sindh provinces. The workshop fostered greater understanding of core international labour standards and has helped in evolving a national action plan to strengthen the compliance and reporting of these standards.

  7. Provincial labour legislation reviewed and actions discussed

    23 January 2017

    ILO supported the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and HRD in organizing a two-day National Tripartite Consultation on ‘Labour Legislation in Post-Devolution Scenario’ on 17-18 January 2017 in Islamabad. It was the first opportunity for all Federal and Provincial Tripartite Consultative Committee members to jointly review progress on Labour Legislation and discuss actions for each Province/State/Region. Consultation was part of the ILO’s new project ‘Promoting International Labour & Environmental Standards in Pakistani SMEs (ILES)’ – funded by EU.

2016

  1. A Task Force on promoting sustainable and responsible business in the Sialkot sports goods manufacturing sector is established

    30 December 2016

    A Task Force on promoting sustainable and responsible business in the Sialkot sports goods manufacturing sector under ILO’s Project “More and better jobs through socially responsible labour practices in Asia”, funded by the Government of Japan is established.

  2. Enhancing the role of Pakistani diaspora in national development discussed in a seminar

    23 December 2016

    “In commemoration of the ‘International Migrants Day’, ILO provided technical support to the Government of Pakistan, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) – a subsidiary of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) for organizing a seminar on ‘Enhancing Role of Overseas Pakistanis in Nation Building’.

  3. First meeting of the Project Advisory Committee of Strengthening Labour Inspection System for Promoting Labour Standards and ensuring Workplace Compliance in Pakistan (SLISP) Project

    01 December 2016

    1st meeting of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) was convened at the Ministry of OPHRD on 23rd November 2016.

  4. Promoting safe migration from Pakistan: Launch of labour migration research publications

    04 November 2016

    The launch of four studies on aspects of labour migration from Pakistan to GCC countries.

  5. ILO’s Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) project successfully concluded

    31 October 2016

    The closing event of ILO’s national project “Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE)” as they recounted the successes and achievements of the project as well as the key lesson learnt during this journey.

  6. Three-day teachers’ training on Safe Migration for Decent Work in the GCC countries

    23 September 2016

    The ILO in partnership with the NAVTTC has developed an educational course on safe migration to improve migrants employment prospects in the GCC countries . 17 representatives from private and public TVET institutions and authorities from all over the Pakistan attended the three days training on Safe Migration for Decent Work in the GCC Countries.

  7. Launch of Pakistan’s Decent Work Country Program (DWCP, 2016-2020) and signing on project on International Labour and Environment Standards (ILES) funded by EU

    22 September 2016

    On the occasion of the launch of Pakistan’s Decent Work Country Program (DWCP, 2016-2020) and signing of project on International Labour and Environment Standards (ILES) funded by EU

  8. Promoting safe migration from Pakistan: Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Lahore

    20 September 2016

    The momentous occasion of the official opening of the Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), was held on the 20 September, 2016 in the presence of the representatives from government departments, civil society, INGOs, NGOs and media. Department of Labour and Human Resource Punjab has established this centre in collaboration with the ILO, EU and ICMPD.

  9. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to implement a “Coordinated Social Protection System: under One Window Operation” in the province

    05 August 2016

    ILO is supporting the Government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province for establishing first ever ‘One-Window Operation’ for Social Protection on pilot basis. A two-day workshop was organized in Peshawar with more than 50 stakeholders to design the OWO and ensure its ownership by the relevant institutions.

  10. Closing Ceremony of One UN Project: ‘Livelihood restoration, protection and sustainable empowerment of vulnerable peasant communities in the Sindh Province (LRP)’

    01 July 2016

    A One UN project implemented by ILO, FAO and UN WOMEN in 120 villages of rural Sindh showcased its achievements through a closeout event in Islamabad on July 1, 2016. Project supported 11800 insecure, unprotected and the most vulnerable families who have endured devastating floods of 2010, rebuild their lives and attained their Human Security.

  11. Promoting Safe Migration from Pakistan: Pakistan Overseas Employment Promoters Association launches a Code of Conduct on Ethical Recruitment

    22 June 2016

    Pakistan Overseas Employment Promoters Association (POEPA) today took a historical step towards ensuring fair and ethical recruitment of migrant workers, when the industry launched its first ever Code of Conduct on Ethical Recruitment. The launch was made in the presence of 350 representatives from private recruitment agencies. The Code of Conduct on Ethical Recruitment was developed with support by the ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project.

  12. Third meeting of the Garment Sector Stakeholders’ Forum (GSSF) and GIZ tripartite dialogue workshop

    09 May 2016

    The third GSSF meeting focused on GSP+ in Pakistan and GIZ’s dialogue approach. The Ministry for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development led a lively discussion on the implementation gap in Pakistan and members of the forum gave interesting feedback on how implementation of the ILO’s core conventions could be improved in the future.

  13. National framework on elimination of child and bonded labour agreed

    02 May 2016

    The first national consultative meeting on the ”National Strategy on the Elimination of Child and Bonded Labour in Pakistan” brought together over thirty high-level representatives of the Federal and Provincial governments, employers and workers to discuss and draw consensus on the goals, components and implementation structure of the framework. The national strategy was developed by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Government of Pakistan with technical assistance of the International Labour Organization [ILO].