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.
17 - 18 January 2017
In backdrop of 18th Constitutional Amendment in Pakistan and devolution of ‘Labour’ as a subject to the Provincial Governments, all four Provincial Governments as well as some of the Regions & States have started a labour legislation process to provincialize all important labour laws. Different approaches were adopted for this purpose and each Province and Region is at a different level of completing this important process. In order to grasp the current situation of Provincial & Regional Labour Legislation, understanding the provincial priorities, and challenges in enforcement of Labour Laws, the 7th Federal Tripartite Consultative Committee (FTCC) meeting held on 24th November 2016, decided to organize a National Tripartite-plus Consultation. It is the first ever opportunity for the Federal and Provincial Tripartite Consultative Committee members to sit together and jointly review labour legislation process – and plan a way forward.
22 December 2016
In commemoration of the ‘International Migrants Day’, ILO is providing technical support to the Government of Pakistan, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) – a subsidiary of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) for organizing a seminar on ‘Role of Overseas Pakistanis in National Development’. The seminar will discuss different options and possibilities for enhancing role of Pakistan diaspora in promoting economic growth and decent work opportunities in Pakistan. For this purpose, different options for facilitating overseas Pakistanis in their endeavours for investment and technical inputs will be discussed in the event.
20 - 22 December 2016
This three days training intends to build the technical capacity of the Labour Inspectors of Sindh province.
19 - 22 December 2016
Awareness raising seminars at field centres of Bulleh Shah Packaging, on elimination of child labour and promotion of decent work, will be conducted in Punjab and Sindh.
32nd Annual Conference of ‘Pakistan Society of Development Economists’ with a focus on ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’
13 - 15 December 2016
ILO provided partial support to the 32nd Annual Conference of PSDE on ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’ primarily due to its relevance with Labour Market Dynamics. The ILO Senior Employment Specialist, Mr Nomaan Majid from DWT-Delhi participated in one of the eight Panel Discussions and elaborated the pre-requisites for enhancing decent work opportunities through mega development programme of China and Pakistan.
5 - 7 December 2016
This three days training attempted to build the technical capacity of 30 Labour Inspectors of KP province.
5 - 6 December 2016
ILO supported a two-day training course for District Social Protection Committees in the piloting districts (Nowshera & Dir-Lower) on the implementation of “Coordinated Social Protection under One Window Operation” (CSPOWO). The course was jointly organized by Government of KP, GIZ and ILO.
5 December 2016
ILO supported the meeting which approved the Social Protection Strategy and piloting a One-Window-Operation for Social Protection in the province. This is the highest platform for Social Protection activities in the Province. The meeting also reviewed progress achieved so-far and discussed the future course of action till end of 2017.
1 December 2016
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. On December 1, 2016, ILO celebrated the ORANGE DAY at provincial office, Lahore to raise awareness to END Violence against Women. Provincial staff of ILO , WFP, and UN Women were present during Cake-cutting ceremony. The day ended with the pledge, "Unite to end violence against women”.
2 November 2016
Sensitization of the management of Bulleh Shah Packaging (BSP) is one of the key components under public-private partnership between the ILO and Stora Enso on promoting decent work and combat child labour in the value chain of BSP, Stora Enso’s joint venture in Pakistan. According, a Training Needs Assessment [TNA] was conducted with 24 representatives of BSP management. It would help to design/develop a comprehensive program for sensitization sessions to be conducted for all tier of BSP management.
31 October 2016
Showcase event by GE4DE to disseminate the project results; good practices; approaches; and the lessons learnt to all stakeholders and solicit their valuable inputs for future course of action.
27 October 2016
International Labour Organization under its EU funded project “South Asia labour Migration Governance (SALM)” has commissioned following researches on various aspects of the labour migration from Pakistan to GCC countries. The main purpose of the researches is to understand in depth various thematic areas of labour migration, challenges and opportunities. The official launch has been planned to generate discussion and take forward researches recommendations at implementation level.
18 October 2016
The Pakistan Business Network on Social Protection (PBN-SP) was launched in Karachi on 11th August 2016 under the auspices of the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP). The Network will become part of the ‘Global Business Network on Social Protection (GBN-SP)’ launched by the Director General of ILO. The purpose of this network is to enable employers and the Employers’ Organization of Pakistan to better understand the importance of social protection for a fair and inclusive development, and how it can contribute to economic and social performance of enterprise; identify the main pitfalls of the current social protection system: To discuss what are the elements from an employer perspective that can contribute to explain why social protection is not enforced; and determine possible actions from employers and EFP, to contribute to overcome current pitfall and allow for better compliance. The 2nd meeting of PBN-SP will discuss organizational structure and resources required for taking forward the agenda of Social Protection in Pakistan.
17 October 2016
ILO is currently supporting the Islamabad Capital Administration for drafting and promulgating Labour Laws in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) – which was necessitated after the 18th Constitutional Amendment. For this purpose, the Government has adopted the recommendations of Justice Shafi ur Rehman Commission to consolidate and codify Labour Laws in five major Codes. Two of these Codes are drafted and were presented to the tripartite stakeholders of ICT review and feedback. The Tripartite Stakeholders had sought more time to review these laws and will now provide their inputs in a follow-up tripartite meeting organized on 17th October 2016.
7 October 2016
The Government of Pakistan is member of ILO since 1947 and is represented on the Governing Body since more than two decades. As part of ILO’s centenary events, the Government of Pakistan has organized a series of national seminars titled ‘Future of Work’ to obtain feedback from all walks of life (Government, Employers, Workers, Youth, Academia, Media etc) on future shape of work in Pakistan. In this regard, the dialogue with tripartite stakeholders (Government, Employers and Workers) from Punjab is organized on 7th October 2016 in the Conference Room of the Industrial Relations Institute (IRI), Lahore. Similar events will be organized with other stakeholders in other provinces as well.
6 October 2016
The Government of Pakistan is member of ILO since 1947 and is represented on the Governing Body since more than two decades. As part of ILO’s centenary events, the Government of Pakistan has organized a series of national seminars titled ‘Future of Work’ to obtain feedback from all walks of life (Government, Employers, Workers, Youth, Academia, Media etc) on future shape of work in Pakistan. In this regard, the dialogue with tripartite stakeholders (Government, Employers and Workers) from Azad Jammu & Kashmir is organized on 6th October 2016 in the Conference Room of the Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Mirpur (Azad Kashmir). Similar events will be organized with other stakeholders in other provinces as well.
28 - 29 September 2016
A series of awareness raising seminars is scheduled to promote decent work and combat child labour in the value chain of Bulleh Shah Packaging (BSP), Stora Enso’s joint venture in Pakistan.
21 - 23 September 2016
The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission Pakistan (NAVTTC) in partnership with the ILO/EU funded project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance (SALM)” has developed a course on safe migration for decent work in the GCC countries for students in technical and vocational institutions. The course has been developed using competency based training approach and registered under Pakistan National Vocational Qualification Framework (PNVQF). A three days teacher’s training has been organized under the SALM project from all provinces representing private and public technical institutions to introduce the course in high demand occupations.
20 September 2016
Department of labour and Human Resource Punjab has established a first ever Migrant Resource Centre in Lahore. The centre will provide a range of services to intended migrant workers, migrant workers and their families, counselling, pre-departure orientation and referral to save migrant workers from exploitation and abuse in the migration cycle. The department has established this centre and planned an inauguration of the centre with the support of EU funded ILO project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.
8 September 2016
The Government of Pakistan is implementing a mega development programme titled ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’ with an investment of USD 46 billion from Chinese public and private sectors in Pakistan. More than 52 projects relating to roads, railways, energy production and warehousing, are included. In this respect, the Government of Pakistan requested ILO for support in undertaking a study to estimate employment prospects from CPEC Projects. A one-day Consultation was organized to review study design and initial findings for finalization.