ILO Country Office for Pakistan (CO-Islamabad)

Welcome to the ILO Country Office for Pakistan! The Office was established in 1970 and has since worked to provide technical assistance to the ILO tripartite constituents and other stakeholders to promote decent work and social justice. More

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  1. Child Labour

    Efforts launched to combat child labour in Punjab’s brick kilns

    25 August 2015

    The ILO in Pakistan in collaboration with the Government of Punjab launched an enrolment campaign of Brick Kiln workers children into the educational system. Under this campaign government of Punjab will provide free education, school bags and books to the brick kiln children enrolled to schools.

  2. Public Private Partnership

    First Project Advisory Committee-ILO, PTEA Public Private Partnership

    25 August 2015

    The first Project Advisory Committee meeting for the ‘Public Private Partnership for ILS Compliance and Reporting in Textile Sector in Faisalabad’ was convened.

  3. Know About Business

    Roll out of Entrepreneurship Training underway - Know About Business

    24 August 2015

    As part of its mandate, ILO is promoting entrepreneurship and business education among poor rural masses for improving their Human Security in Sindh Province. A total of 26 women and men were trained as KAB-Facilitators on ‘Know About Business’ training module. These trainers would further reach out to 500 prospective entrepreneurs with support of the Livelihood Restoration Project.

  4. Decent Work

    ILO pledges continued support for the realisation of Decent Work in KP Province

    18 August 2015

    The ILO Country Director for Pakistan, Mr Francesco d’Ovidio visited Peshawar on 17th August 2015 on his final mission to meet tripartite stakeholders (Government, Employers and Workers) in KP Province and review the ongoing support interventions.

  5. Decent Work

    The ILO reaffirms its commitment to support its constituents in Baluchistan Province

    18 August 2015

    The Baluchistan Development Vision and Strategy framework defines the provinces approach for creating 1.5 million “decent” jobs and reducing the unemployment rate to less than 5%. Achievements and challenges pertaining to the welfare of workers in the province were discussed at length during the Country Director’s last visit to the province.

  6. Social Protection

    District Model for Social Protection Developed for KP Province

    17 August 2015

    A comprehensive social protection system for the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been developed and will be piloted in two Districts including Peshawar and Nowshera. To streamline this system, a three-day consultative workshop on ‘How to implement Social Protection Floors” was delivered by the ILO in collaboration with the Planning & Development (P&D) Department of KP Government from 10-12 August 2015.

  7. International Youth Day: 12 August 2015

    Formal employment: a critical way to engage young people

    12 August 2015

    For many young people in developing countries-including Pakistan, their first job experience is in the informal economy. And for most of them, transitioning to the formal economy is often an uphill struggle if not an impossible battle.

  8. Child Labour

    World day against Child Labour 2015 - Report for Pakistan

    03 August 2015

    June 2015 saw the commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour around the world. Under the theme "NO to Child Labour, Yes to Quality Education, the ILO in Pakistan rolled out events and activities with various partners including Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and UNICEF among others. These events are captured in a synthesized report.

  9. ILO and Government of Pakistan sign Letter of Understanding to Support the PPP on Labour Law Compliance in the Textile Sector in Faisalabad

    09 July 2015

    The Government of Pakistan has committed to facilitating an enabling environment for the private sector to comply with international labour standards and labour laws in Pakistan. This was during the signing of the Letter of Understanding to support the Public Private Partnership on Labour Law Compliance in the Textile Sector in Faisalabad targeting 210 industrial units over the next three years.

  10. Partnerships

    ILO and the Netherlands sign agreement to strengthen labour inspection systems in Pakistan

    02 July 2015

    Over the next three years, the Royal Kingdom of Netherlands and the ILO will partner to support the Government of Pakistan in strengthening the country's Labour Inspection framework.

  11. Soccer Ball Industry Model replicable for child labour elimination in GSP+ business environment

    29 June 2015

    Over 50 representatives from Government, Workers, Employers and economic sectors endorsed the Sialkot Soccer Ball Industry Model as a way forward for other industries to do business in the current GSP+ environment. This was during the final World Day Against Child Labour commemorative event convened by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) in Lahore.

  12. Third Buyers Meeting on the Textile Sector in Pakistan

    23 June 2015

    The third Buyers Forum in Pakistan convened with a total of 19 international brand representatives on 23rd June 2015. The Buyers reaffirmed their commitment to better labour and environmental practices in the textile sector. The buyers also agreed to support three key areas i.e. strengthening labour inspection regime, addressing issues of contractual employment and supporting smaller manufacturers to improve international labour standards compliance.