Press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Pakistan. Some are available in Urdu and this is indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.

2020

  1. Sports for all, Decent Work for all; Workers and Employers committed towards realizing Decent Work

    16 November 2020

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan Olympics Association, Pakistan Workers Federation, Sports Board Punjab and with the technical assistance of ILO conducted a series of awareness events “Sports for all, Decent work for all” in Lahore and Sialkot. The events sensitized the importance of sports activities as vehicles to achieve decent work with an emphasis on elimination of child labour.

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    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

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    Reviving production after COVID-19; sports goods industry in Sialkot took another milestone to train its workers on OSH, FPRW and Productivity

    06 October 2020

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry and with the technical assistance of ILO under the Government of Japan funded Project on “More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in Pakistan” conducted trainings on occupational safety and health (OSH), Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW), productivity and the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) in the sports goods industry.

  4. Employers reaffirmed their commitment to eliminate child labour

    23 September 2020

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan collaborated with Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and industry to conduct seminars on the “World Day against Child Labour” with the support of ILO under the Japan Government funded Project on “More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in Pakistan.

  5. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment in Pakistan

    21 September 2020

    In collaboration with Centre for Excellence for Journalism (CEJ), the ILO through European Union funded project, Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME) hosted advocacy sessions with 24 media influential including Editors, Bureau Chief and senior reporters and training for 47 journalists from media organizations across the country.

  6. Promotion of decent work opportunities in brick kiln sector of Pakistan

    17 September 2020

    Mr Julien Harneis, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Pakistan, visited the first brick kiln adopted zigzag technology in Pakistan. This technology is environment friendly, reduce emissions from brick kilns and cut pollution. While applauding Punjab government’s offer of interest-free loans, he appreciated the initiative taken by brick kiln owners.

  7. New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  8. Online workshop: Health assistance in an employment injury institution

    23 July 2020

    ILO launched a series of online workshops to disseminate its international experience and facilitate knowledge sharing on good governance of an Employment Injury Institution. The workshop is expected to enhance capacity of staff members of social security institution of Sindh, health professionals of Employees’ Social Security Institutions of Pakistan as well as the ILO tripartite constituents.

  9. Leaders from Asia-Pacific address ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    07 July 2020

    Government, Employers’ and Workers’ leaders from Asia Pacific are to address the largest ever online gathering of workers, employers and governments to discuss how to build back better in the post-pandemic recovery.

  10. Launch of first SCORE Alumni Network

    12 March 2020

    ILO Pakistan launches its first SCORE Alumni Network event in Karachi through its European Union Funded ILES Project, recognises the completion of the SCORE short course by eight enterprises and certifies six national trainers in its SCORE project.

2019

  1. Second batch of awareness raising seminars conducted on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work for cotton growing communities in district Sanghar

    25 November 2019

    Under the ILO-INDITEX PPP, a second batch of two community level awareness raising seminars seminars were conducted in district Sanghar benefiting 183 participants (cotton growing communities and local key stakeholders) to strengthen their understanding on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the cotton supply chain.

  2. Cotton picking women and adolescent girls of Southern Punjab sensitized on child labour, forced labour and OSH

    25 November 2019

    ILO organised series of five farm level awareness raising seminars cum workshops on child labour, forced labour and OSH for the cotton picking women and adolescent girls workers of Southern Punjab under its project “Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in the Cotton, Textile and Garment Value Chains: an Integrated Approach” Co-funded by the European Union.

  3. Capacity building session for the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics on the framework of fundamental principles and rights at work

    13 November 2019

    ILO Country Office for Pakistan, through its European Union (EU) funded project ‘Sustaining Strengthened National Capacities to Improve International Labour Standards (ILS) Compliance and Reporting in Relevant EU Trading Partners’ engages the field formations of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics on the Framework of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, their measurement and the related issues.

  4. Capacity building on the normative framework and practice of the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining

    06 November 2019

    ILO Country Office for Pakistan, through its European Union (EU) funded project ‘Sustaining Strengthened National Capacities to Improve International Labour Standards (ILS) Compliance and Reporting in Relevant EU Trading Partners’ facilitates the partners from Baluchistan to discuss the normative framework and global best practices of freedom of association and collective bargaining compared with the ground realities in the province.

  5. ILO supported a consultation convened by workers organizations to highlight the precarious employment and working conditions in the construction sector

    02 October 2019

    The ILO Pakistan through its EU funded project ‘Sustaining strengthened national capacities to improve ILS compliance and reporting in relevant EU trading partners’ supported the workers organizations to high light the precarious employment and working conditions in the construction sector.

  6. Awareness raising seminars on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for cotton growing communities in Mirpur Khas

    23 September 2019

    Under the ILO-INDITEX PPP, two community level awareness raising seminars benefited 153 participants (cotton growing communities and local key stakeholders) to strengthen their understanding onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the cotton supply chain.

  7. ILO launches Occupational Safety and Health trainings for Small and Medium Enterprises in Pakistan

    25 June 2019

    ILO using Work Improvements in Small Enterprises (WISE) methodology, arranged customized trainings on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) for workers and managers of textile and marble enterprises in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  8. National stakeholders’ workshop on achieving SDGs and ending poverty through Social Protection

    15 May 2019

    A national stakeholders’ workshop was organised by the ILO as part of the project ‘Achieving SDGs and Ending Poverty through Social Protection’, funded by the UN Peace and Development Trust Funds pledged by the Government of China. The project is being jointly implemented by the ILO and UNDESA in Cambodia and Pakistan.

  9. National workshop on fundamental principles and rights at work and occupational safety & health in the cotton supply chain

    22 April 2019

    The ILO convened a two days National Consultative Workshop on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and Occupational Safety & Health in the Cotton Supply Chain.

  10. Awareness raising seminars conducted on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work for cotton growing communities in district Sanghar

    22 April 2019

    Under the ILO-INDITEX PPP, two community level awareness raising seminars were conducted in district Sanghar benefiting 159 participants (cotton growing communities and local key stakeholders) to strengthen their understanding on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the cotton supply chain.