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.
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.
31 March 2021
Employers and social security agencies continue to discuss issues of governance, data transparency and data sharing, expanding coverage, simplification of registration and contribution as part of the series of awareness raising sessions in Sindh
31 March 2021
The Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) in collaboration with the All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) commemorated the International Women Day in Lahore. The theme of the IWD was ‘Stakeholders Dialogue on ILO C-190 Gender Based Violence at Workplace’.
01 March 2021
“As dispute settlement managers, labour court judges should wear a human rights cap while adjudicating cases and make full use of the whole corpus of guarantees and rights articulated in the country’s constitution, national, international and case laws”- Honourable Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
08 February 2021
The Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) through the support of the ILO organized dialogues between employers and other stakeholders such as government, workers, members of civil society and international brands representing Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) to promote socially responsible labour practices. The dialogues gathered inputs to the taskforce established to promote a sustainable and continued elimination of child labour and forced labour in the supply chain of sports goods industry.
Employers Federation of Pakistan appointed as the national focal point for promoting the ILO MNE Declaration in Pakistan
27 January 2021
Pakistan is the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to appoint a national focal point for the promotion of the MNE Declaration and the application of its principles.
05 January 2021
The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry conducted seminars to showcase efforts for elimination of child labour in the sports goods industry. The stakeholders committed to continue the efforts of industry and jointly pledged to replicate the Sialkot experience to other sectors.
16 November 2020
The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan Olympics Association, Pakistan Workers Federation, Sports Board Punjab and with the technical assistance of ILO conducted a series of awareness events “Sports for all, Decent work for all” in Lahore and Sialkot. The events sensitized the importance of sports activities as vehicles to achieve decent work with an emphasis on elimination of child labour.
15 October 2020
Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.
Reviving production after COVID-19; sports goods industry in Sialkot took another milestone to train its workers on OSH, FPRW and Productivity
06 October 2020
The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry and with the technical assistance of ILO under the Government of Japan funded Project on “More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in Pakistan” conducted trainings on occupational safety and health (OSH), Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW), productivity and the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) in the sports goods industry.