ILO Country Office for Pakistan (CO-Islamabad)

  • Women's livelihoods

    Women weave a better future

    The ILO has set up weaving centres in one of Pakistan’s poorest provinces to boost the quality of the products, and improve skills and income of the weavers.

  • Decent work and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

    Putting job creation at the heart of economic policy-making and development plans, will not only generate decent work opportunities but also more robust, inclusive and poverty-reducing growth. It is a virtuous circle that is as good for the economy as it is for people and one that drives sustainable development.


  1. Government reaffirms its commitment to eradicate child and bonded labour from Balochistan

    24 November 2015

    During a one day high level consultative meeting on Child and Bonded Labour held on 24th November 2015, the Government of Baluchistan re-affirmed its commitment to address the challenge and called on stakeholders to work closely together.

  2. Decent Work network

    Towards a Decent Work network with academia

    16 November 2015

    A one day consultation was convened with the School of Economics at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan to explore ways of establishing a Decent Work Network with academia in Pakistan.

  3. Occupational safety – key to productivity

    04 November 2015

    Following the tragic collapse of a plastic manufacturing factory in Lahore on 4th November 2015, the International Labour Organization conveys it's sincere condolences to all the workers and families affected. "Our hearts go out to the victims of the Pakistan factory collapse. We stand ready to offer our support." Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO.

  4. Preliminary results of ‘Female Labour Force Survey’ and ‘Situation analysis of domestic workers’ disseminated

    3 November 2015

    On 28th October 2015, the ILO’s Project on Promoting Decent Work for Decent Employment (GE4DE) funded by DFTAD disseminated the findings of two critical surveys i.e. Female Participation in the Labour Force. The findings will be vital in informing policy, legal and regulatory changes that facilitate women’s productive participation in the world of work.

  5. Buyers Forum

    Enterprise improvement and regulation in textiles high on Buyers’ Forum agenda in Pakistan

    30 October 2015

    The fourth Buyers Forum in Pakistan held on 29th October 2015 agreed on a road map covering three areas including compliance with international labour standards; joint advocacy for better policy, laws and regulations and communications for more effective coordination and cooperation.

  6. Labour migration

    Promoting safe migration from Pakistan: Induction training of staff for Migrant Resource Centres in Islamabad and Lahore

    28 October 2015

    Participants from the two recently established Migrant Resource Centres in Islamabad and Lahore received training to better equip their clients – the migrants - with knowledge and strategies to safeguard their labour and human rights throughout migration cycle.

  7. Decent Work Country Programme

    ILO’s Tripartite Constituents in Pakistan and Stakeholders Design the next Decent Work Country Program III (DWCP, 2016-2020)

    23 October 2015

    The Ministry of OPHRD, EFP and PWF embarked on the technical design of Pakistan’s third Decent Work Country Program. This was during a three day session facilitated by the ILO from 20-22 October 2015. The DWCP, which will be implemented over the period 2016-2020 is aligned to the country’s Vision 2025, will be inclusive in its implementation and takes into account the devolved structures of government as well as the Sustainable development Goals (SDG’s).