Events and meetings

The ILO Country Office for Pakistan organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link.

2019

  1. Community level awareness raising seminars on FPRW for cotton growing community (farmers, workers and their families)

    27 - 28 February 2019

    ILO under its two Projects covering Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) with a focus on Child Labour and Forced Labour in Pakistan's cotton, textile and readymade garments supply chains will organise two community level awareness raising seminars.

  2. Stakeholder’s Workshop- State of National Qualification Framework for Higher Education and Vocational Skills in Pakistan

    30 January 2019

    The ILO under its project “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration” (REFRAME), funded by European Union will organize stakeholder’s workshop to present the key findings of an Assessment study “State of National Qualification Frameworks for higher education and vocational skills.

  3. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Trainings

    28 January - 1 February 2019

    The International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs project, funded by the European Union, will support a week of trainings for small, medium and larger enterprises in the textile and leather sectors in Lahore. Over the week the ILO’s Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Dr. Tsuyoshi Kawakami will provide a mixture of classroom based and on-site trainings to engage managers and workers in rethinking their working environment and processes and to minimise and mitigate risk. Over the coming months a number of the enterprises will be provided with additional support to design and implement action plans to improve safety and health.

2018

  1. Garment Sector Stakeholders Forum Meeting

    6 December 2018

    A meeting of the garment sector stakeholders forum will be convened under the “Labour Standards in Global supply chains in Asia (LSGSC)” project financed by Ministry for Development Cooperation (BMZ) jointly with GIZ Labour Standards Programme.

  2. Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises Training (SCORE)

    24 November - 10 December 2018

    A further five factories in Karachi’s textile and leather sector and a second team of consultants will be trained by the International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs project, funded by the European Union, on the ILO’s SCORE short course. Over the coming months participating enterprises will be supported to put in place workplace improvements to improve efficiency, productivity and conditions.

  3. Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises Training (SCORE)

    4 - 23 November 2018

    The International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs project, funded by the European Union, will roll out its engagement with enterprises in the textile and leather sectors in Karachi with a training of consultants and enterprises on the ILO’s methodology to support competitive and responsible enterprises. The course promotes workplace cooperation, occupational safety and health, workforce management and quality. Five enterprises have been selected to undertake detailed training on SCORE and will work with the training consultants to put the changes into effect in their workplace.

  4. Fourteenth cohort of national labour inspectors’ training program

    7 - 9 August 2018

    Since 2016, the ILO’s Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) has trained a total of 358 inspecting staff (343 men and 15 women) from Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB and Punjab. This capacity building support is aimed at improving the competencies of the inspection staff in the area of Labour inspection.

  5. Meeting of the Steering Committee of the DWCP III.

    1 August 2018

    The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development will convene the first meeting of the Steering Committee on Pakistan’s DWCP III. The meeting will bring together various stakeholders concerned with labour market governance. .

  6. 2nd Business Round Table on Promoting Decent Work and Fundamental Rights in Value Chains under the Child Labour Platform (CLP) supported by the ILO-Stora Enso Partnership

    28 June 2018

    The meeting aims to identify the obstacles to the implementation of the International Labour Standards (ILS) in supply chains and surrounding communities, identify practical ways of overcoming these obstacles, and catalyse collective action.

  7. Consultative Workshop on Drafting Rules of Business for Sindh Labour Laws

    26 - 27 June 2018

    The Sindh Labour and Human Resource Department in collaboration with the ILO, will organize the second phase of consultations to develop Rules of Business for its labour laws.

  8. Experts group meeting on ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work and seminar on C-100 and C-111

    24 May 2018

    Under its EU funded project on promoting equality, the ILO in collaboration with CARE Pakistan will hold an Experts Group meeting on Ending Violence and Harassment of Women and Men in the World of Work and a Seminar on C-100 and C-111. Employers and Workers will present their analysis on the two conventions while expert panellists will deliberate on various aspects of harassment and violence against men and women in the world of work.

  9. Long term compensation ceremony for Ali Enterprise factory fire beneficiaries

    19 May 2018

    The ILO will participate in a ceremony organized by the Sindh Labour and Human Resource Department and Sindh Employees Social Security Institution to mark the start of the disbursement of long term additional compensation for the beneficiaries of the Ali Enterprise factory fire. The additional employment injury benefits financed by the factory’s main buyer, German retailer KiK, will be administered in line with the ILO Convention on Employment Injury Benefits (C 121).

  10. Stakeholder’s Validation workshop: Assessment of skills gaps and decent work deficits in selected agro-food value chains in GB Province

    7 May 2018

    The ILO will convene a stakeholder’s validation workshop on the Assessment of skills gaps and decent work deficits in selected agro-food value chains in Gilgit Baltistan Province The findings of the study will help design skills development initiatives to improve working conditions, productivity and income.

  11. Commemoration of International day on Health and Safety at Work

    7 May 2018

    Every year, 28th April marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work and this year’s theme is “Generation Safe and Healthy”. In commemoration of this event, Employers Federation of Pakistan will host its 13th Annual Awards ceremony to recognize those employers that demonstrate a firm commitment towards the common goal of safer workplaces and healthy workers in Pakistan.

  12. Consultative Workshop on Drafting Rules of Business for Sindh Labour Laws

    3 - 4 May 2018

    The Labour and Human Resource Department of Sindh will convene a two day tripartite plus consultation to draft the Rules of Business for six labour laws. This activity is technically and financially supported by two ILO projects i.e. The European Union funded project on “International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs” and “Labour Standards in Global supply chains in Asia (LSGSC)” project financed by Ministry for Development Cooperation (BMZ).

  13. Project Concluding Seminar: More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Enterprises

    30 April 2018

    The ILO country office in Islamabad will hold a project concluding seminar for the Multinational Enterprises & Social Policy (MNE) Declaration Project “More & Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in the Sports Goods Sector”. The seminar will showcase the results, good practices, and the lessons learnt from the project funded by the Government of Japan and began in 2015.

  14. Commemoration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    26 April 2018

    The ILO will undertake a site visit to Bulleh Sha Packing’s factory in Kasur as part of the commemorative events for the 2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work . During the planned visit, the ILO Team will brief the sustainability team on this year's theme i.e. Generation-Safe and Healthy.

  15. Tripartite-plus Consultation on Female Labour Migration

    29 March 2018

    To identify reasons for low Female Labour Migration in Pakistan, ILO-Islamabad has initiated a national study under its EU-funded REFRAME Project and organized a Tripartite Consultation to discuss the matter in detail and identify avenues for improvement.

  16. Sialkot sports goods sector promotes a level playing field

    28 March 2018

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Baidarie and with the technical assistance of the Japan funded Project on “ More and Better Jobs in the Sports Goods Sector through Socially Responsible Enterprises” will hold a sensitization event with stakeholders on the importance of sports activities to achieve decent work agenda. The event draws on the guidelines provided under the Multi-National Enterprises (MNE) Declaration.

  17. Stakeholder Meeting on Instruments Pending to the Competent Authority

    28 March 2018

    The EU funded project on International Labour and Environmental Standards (ILES) will hold a one-day National Consultation of key stakeholders to discuss the 39 ILO Instruments that require submission to the competent authority. The workshop will draw participants from various departments from all provinces, AJK, GB and ministries at federal, representatives of employers, workers and civil society. The Government of Pakistan also has an obligation to consult with the representative organisations of employers and workers prior to the submission of Instruments due to its obligations under the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)