The ILO Country Office for Pakistan publishes a wide range of books, reports and working papers relevant to Pakistan. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the ILO Library in Islamabad.
Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action in Asia and the Garment Sector (Project fact sheet)
12 May 2016
In collaboration with Germany’s GIZ, the ILO will take up challenges to labour standards and working conditions arising from globalized garment production, focusing on Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan. The ILO’s Pakistan Office will work with its tripartite social partners, the Government, Pakistan Workers’ Federation and Employers’ Federation of Pakistan to improve labour market governance and working conditions throughout the globalized supply chain.
Promoting Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia - The ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project 2013 - 2016: A status update (as of December 2015)
08 April 2016
The Promoting Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia: The ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project 2013–2016 booklet provides a brief overview of South Asia labour migration patterns and highlights key challenges for migration governance in the sub-region. It also provides an update on the status and key achievements of the ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project upto December 2015.
18 February 2016
ILO Pakistan’s latest Newsletter edition is currently available with details on how we are working together with our constituents and partners to make effective and positive changes in the world of work.
01 February 2016
Under support from the DFTAD funded Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) Project of the ILO, a Domestic Workers Union (DWU) in Pakistan has been registered. Under this intervention a draft model contract for the domestic workers has been developed agreed upon by all the social partners.
Employable Skills for Improved Livelihoods of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from North Waziristan Agency (Project fact sheet)
02 December 2015
In response to the request of the Government of Pakistan for support on humanitarian grounds, the UN system in Pakistan initiated a relief and rehabilitation operation for the Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from NWA.
Increasing productivity and competitiveness through labour law compliance in Pakistan’s textile sector (Project fact sheet)
19 November 2015
In partnership with Pakistan Textiles Exporters Association (PTEA), the ILO is providing technical support in promoting Labour Law Compliance in Textile Sector in Faisalabad for better productivity and competitiveness. The 3 years long project will provide support to 280 factories and will focus on institutionalising a monitoring and reporting mechanism at the industry association level and providing enterprise level support in developing workplace improvement policies and programmes. The project will closely work with tripartite supervisory bodies at federal, provincial and district levels, international buyers/sourcing community and other stakeholders.
The Elimination of Child Labour and Promotion of Decent Work in the Stora Enso Value Chain, with a Focus on Pakistan (Project fact sheet)
19 November 2015
In order to strengthen its global policy and efforts to promote decent work and progressively eliminate child labour in its value chain in Pakistan, Stora Enso (SE) entered a public-private partnership agreement with the ILO.
06 October 2015
The ILO Pakistan Office continues to facilitate the realisation of “decent work” through its Technical Corporation Projects. Here are some of our notable achievements in 2014.
01 October 2015
Strengthening Labour Inspection System for Promoting Labour Standards and Ensuring Workplace Compliance in Pakistan (Project fact sheet)
26 August 2015
In partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the ILO in Pakistan will help strengthen institutional mechanisms for effective labour inspection; enhance human resource capacities in the country to enforce the law on labour inspections and partner with the private sector to promote international labour standards and ensure their compliance by enterprises.
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.
30 June 2015
The seventh edition of ILO Pakistan Newsletter highlights ILO’s work on International Labor Standards in the advent of GSP Plus which came into effect in January 2014. This edition also showcases new partnership that have been forged to facilitate labour market governance and as well as good practices in the world of work.
26 June 2015
26 June 2015
Labour market trends analysis and labour migration from South Asia to Gulf Cooperation Council countries, India and Malaysia
18 June 2015
This report examines key labour market trends in six major destination countries for low-skilled migrant workers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.
Strengthened Capacity of Constituents to Address Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Textiles and Garment Sector in Pakistan (Project fact sheet)
17 June 2015
The project complements the efforts of the ILO in Pakistan to strengthen the capacity of constituents to address unacceptable forms of work in garment sector. Subsequently, improving ILS ratification, application and compliance level through better labour administration and legislative reform.
Extending Social Protection in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province through Building a Social Protection Floor within the Framework of a Social Protection Policy (Project fact sheet)
27 May 2015
In partnership with the Japan Social Safety Net Asia and the Pacific (JSSNP), the ILO in Pakistan is working closely with the Government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa to develop and pilot a Social Protection Floor targeting the 27 million inhabitants of the province , of which 39 per cent live below the poverty datum line and are in need of basic social transfers and social services (health, education, food distribution, shelters, etc.) . This will be achieved through Capacity Strengthening initiatives of key policy makers and ILO’s Social Partners, development of a provincial Social Protection Guided by Recommendation 202 -concerning National Floors of Social Protection , Analytical Research to generate evidence on existing initiatives and where the gaps in the exist and the development of a broader approach to advocacy and awareness on Social Protection.
Project for the Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province (Project fact sheet)
18 May 2015
With funding from the Human Security Trust Fund (UN-HSTF), the ILO in Pakistan is implementing a UN Joint Program on livelihood restoration in collaboration with FAO and UN Women in the Province of Sindh. This project was designed in response to the July 2010 monsoon rains which flooded a significant part of Pakistan with Sindh Province being hardest hit. The UN Joint program aims to restore and protect the livelihoods of the vulnerable rural population in Sindh by improving their on-farm productive capacities and off-farm income generating activities.
13 May 2015
In partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and development (DFATD)-Canada, the ILO in Pakistan is implementing the largest Gender Project in South Asia which aims to improve gender equality in the world of work. The project is premised on ILO’s conviction that, gender equality in the world of work is a fundamental matter of human rights, social justice and is instrumental in achieving social and economic development goals.The project has three main objectives which include strengthening national mechanisms to promote equal employment and opportunities for women, enhance skills and employability of women in rural and urban areas of selected districts and strengthen the capacity of the media to raise awareness on issues related to working women in both the formal and informal economy.
Support to Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PCMEA) for establishing a Carpet Weaving Training Institute in Punjab (Project fact sheet)
07 May 2015
In partnership with the Pakistan Carpet Manufactures and Exporters Association (PCMEA), the ILO in Pakistan has revived it’s Private Public Partnership with the Association to provide technical assistance for the establishment of a Carpet Weaving Training Institute in Punjab province. The main objective of the project is to introduce workers in that sector to new skills and designs to reposition Pakistan in the international market. This will be achieved through training needs assessments as well as establishing a framework under which the institute will be established. The cooperation between the ILO and PCMEA is based on a successful partnership built during a previous project to combat child labour in the carpet industry.