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.

2018

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. Third batch of Labour Inspectors’ Nationwide Training Program in Punjab

    27 February - 1 March 2018

    ILO’s Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) is implementing a nationwide training program for labour inspecting staff of Provincial Labour Inspectorates. The training program so far had successfully completed eleven cohorts in which a total of 302 inspecting staff [292 men and 10 women] from Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB and Punjab have been trained. This training will attempt to provide opportunity to another group of 30 labour inspectors improve theoretical and practical competencies focusing on a) labour inspection regulatory frameworks, b) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and c) contemporary labour inspection methodologies/skills.

  7. Eleventh batch of National Labour Inspectors’ Training Program

    16 - 19 January 2018

    The ILO’s Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) will train its 11th cohort of labour inspectors from Punjab to improve theoretical and practical competencies on labour inspection regulatory frameworks, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and contemporary labour inspection methodologies/skills.

  8. Collective bargaining and negotiation skills training workshop for ILO’s Tripartite Constituents in Pakistan

    8 - 11 January 2018

    A four-day training workshop, is being organised by the GIZ funded Project on Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO). The participants of the workshop will include; government, employers and union representatives from Sindh and Balochistan. The workshop will explore successful collective bargaining and bipartite negotiation structures and practices and enhance participants’ capacity in engaging in meaningful collective bargaining and negotiation processes.

2017

  1. Tripartite Consultative Meeting on findings of Diagnostic Study on Decent Work in Rural Economy in Pakistan

    20 December 2017

    On 20th December 2017, the preliminary findings of the “Diagnostic Study on Decent Work in Rural Economy of Pakistan” were shared with tripartite-plus stakeholders. Serious efforts to create awareness, institutional arrangements and support mechanisms for rural workers to access decent work was the underlying conclusion of this national consultation.

  2. Tenth cohort of National Labour Inspectors’ Training Program

    19 - 20 December 2017

    ILO’s Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) will conduct a training for its 10th cohort of the first batch of Labour Inspectors from Punjab. The objective of the training is to improve both theoretical and practical competencies on labour inspection regulatory frameworks, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and contemporary labour inspection methodologies/skills.

  3. Provincial Youth Employment Consultative Workshop

    19 December 2017

    On 19th December 2017, the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO) and Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) convened provincial consultation on Youth Employment Framework in Muzaffarabad. This was fourth consultation after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Balochistan, aimed at devising consensus based youth employment strategies. The event was attended by Government departments, academia, UN agencies, Youth-led organizations, civil society organizations, Workers’ organization and Youth from AJK.

  4. Training of labour inspectors of Sindh on inspection of wages

    14 December 2017

    The ILO’s project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) is organizing a one day training workshop on “Inspection of Wages” for a group of 30 labour inspectors from the Department of Labour (DoL) Sindh. The workshop is aimed at providing the inspecting the Department of Labour Sindh’s labour inspectors an opportunity to improve the knowledge of labour inspectors on key concepts on wages and its enforcement.

  5. Provincial Consultative Workshop on Youth Employment Framework

    29 November 2017

    The ILO will support the Government of Balochistan and Prime Ministers’ Youth Programme (PMYP) in organizing a consultative workshop on Youth Employment Framework in Quetta. This is part of a series of consultations across the country aimed at devising consensus based strategies for youth employment and empowerment.

  6. National Tripartite Consultation on Occupational Safety and Health Legislation

    23 - 24 November 2017

    The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development in collaboration with the ILO will convene a National Tripartite Consultation on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Legislation with funding from the EU and Dutch Government. The objective of the meeting is to gain a shared understanding among the tripartite constituents from the provinces and regions as well as other stakeholders on how to develop sound OSH legislation and draw consensus on a harmonized approach to this matter.

  7. National tripartite consultation on Occupational Safety and Heath in the mining sector

    21 - 22 November 2017

    The ILO Pakistan Office will convene a tripartite consultation on Occupational Safety and Health in the Mining Sector in Pakistan. The OSH tripartite conference will discuss the safety issues and will try to formulate a way forward to promote a preventative and safety culture in the mines, to reduce accidents, to enhance production and to forge a cooperation between the tripartite stake holders; the government, the mine owners and the workers.

  8. Factory Based Workshops (FBW) on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

    6 - 10 November 2017

    The ILO in collaboration with Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Pakistan Sports Goods Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PSGMEA) will conduct a 5 day training on OSH to sports goods industry in Sialkot under the Project on “More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in Asia (Pakistan) – Phase II” funded by the Government of Japan. The objective of the training is to enhance awareness and strengthen understanding on OSH among the participants.

  9. Stakeholders’ Dialogue on EFP’s National Business Agenda and MNE Declaration

    19 October 2017

    Employers’ Federation of Pakistan with the technical assistance of ILO is raising awareness among stakeholders on key elements of the ILO’s Declaration on Multinational Enterprises & Social Policy through a panel discussion focusing opportunities & challenges concerning occupational, safety & health and women engagement in the workforce.

  10. Provincial Consultative Workshop on Youth Employment Framework

    18 October 2017

    The ILO will support the Government of Punjab and Prime Ministers’ Youth Programme (PMYP) in organizing a consultative workshop on Youth Employment Framework in Lahore. This is part of a series of consultations across the country aimed at devising consensus based strategies for youth employment and empowerment.

  11. National Consultation on Labour Migration & Fair Recruitment

    11 October 2017

    The ILO is embarking on a project funded by the European Union on ‘Fair Recruitment practices’ - “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration or REFRAME. In this regard, a national consultation was held in Islamabad on 11th October 2017 to identify the challenges and priorities for action and implementation modalities of this new project”

  12. Provincial Youth Consultation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    29 August 2017

    The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in collaboration with Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) and the ILO will hold a Provincial Consultative workshop on the National Youth Employment Framework in Peshawar. This is the first in a series of consultations in developing provincial youth employment strategies. The National Youth Employment Framework includes seven thematic areas of action including: 1) Education and Training 2) Employment opportunities at provincial level 3) Youth Employment in Rural Value Chains 4) Youth Employment in Mega Development Projects 5) Overseas Employment of Youth 6) Self-employment and Enterprise Development and 7) Social Protection for unemployed Youth.