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.
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.
18 April 2019
National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.
ILO pilots Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) training programme in Pakistan
01 April 2019
The International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs (ILES), a project of ILO, funded by the European Union, piloted SCORE training programme in Pakistan. Ten large textile enterprises and 13 consultants were trained in workplace cooperation, quality management, clean production, human resource management and occupational safety and health.
Working session with labour force survey team on the framework of fundamental principles and rights at work, their measurement and the related issues
29 March 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 Labour Force Survey Team of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics on the Framework of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, their measurement and the related issues.
12 March 2019
A series of training on Occupational Safety and Health for enterprises in the textile and leather sectors were conducted in Lahore, Punjab
04 March 2019
Two awareness raising seminars were organized for the cotton growing communities of Multan district in cooperation with FAO.
Unified national qualification frameworks: A way forward for greater mobility of Pakistani migrant workers
04 February 2019
The ILO Country Office for Pakistan organized stakeholders’ workshop to present the state of national qualification framework for higher education and vocational skills in Pakistan, highlighting the strengths; weakness; implementation challenges and the way forward to enhance the mobility of Pakistani migrants.
19 December 2018
GSSF members concurred that policy and advocacy on formulating a wage policy framework is a key step towards minimum wage reforms.
10 December 2018
A technical session on Minimum Wage determination was organised as part of a knowledge sharing initiative by the BMZ funded project of the ILO ‘Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme of Action for Asia and the Garment Sector’ (LSGSC).
06 December 2018
The ILO under its Dutch funded project on “Strengthening Labour Inspection System in Pakistan (SLISP)” supported the Labour and Human Resources Department of Sindh in implementing an awareness raising campaign on Occupational Safety and Health in the construction sector of Karachi.
28 November 2018
The ILO country office for Pakistan organised a technical session on the Global Wage Report 2018/19 as part of its centenary activities.
12 November 2018
The EU funded project ‘Sustaining strengthened national capacities to improve ILS compliance and reporting in relevant EU trading partners’ supported Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) to let employers brainstorm the labour market implications of the TRIPF and inform it with their inputs.
05 October 2018
The Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) project, funded by German Ministry for Development Cooperation (BMZ) & Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) completed a four-day training on collective bargaining and negotiations skills during 24-27 September 2018 in Lahore, Pakistan.
Stakeholders committed to promote fundamental principles and rights at work in Pakistan’s cotton, textile and garment value chains
04 October 2018
The ILO office in Pakistan carved out the roadmap for the elimination of child and forced labour and towards promoting fundamental principles and rights at work (FPRW) in the cotton, textile and garment value chains in Pakistan. These interventions will be spearheaded by two new projects of the ILO funded by the EU & INDITEX.
08 September 2018
The International Labour Organization under its project “International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs (ILES)” organized a series of the trainings on occupational safety and health for enterprises in the textile and leather sectors in Sindh, Karachi.
19 August 2018
The ILO Pakistan Office, under its flagship project, Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC), organized a four day training workshop on ‘Collective Bargaining and Negotiations Skills’ in Karachi from 15-18 August, 2018.
09 August 2018
The ILO in collaboration with the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan and Prime Ministers’ Youth Programme (PMYP) held consultative workshops on Youth Employment Framework in Gilgit and Skardu as part of a series of consultations across the country aimed at devising consensus based strategies for youth employment and empowerment.
09 August 2018
The fourteenth cohort and fifth batch of inspecting staff of the Department of Labour Punjab were trained under the ILO’s Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP). This brings the number of trained inspecting staff to 403 inspecting staff [ i.e. 385 men and 18 women] from Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB and Punjab.
01 August 2018
The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development convened the first meeting of the Steering Committee on Pakistan’s third Decent Work Country Programme). The meeting took stock of the progress of the DWCP-III and discussed strategies and the way forward to enhance its implementation and monitoring.
South-South and Triangular Cooperation for strengthening workplace injury compensation system in Pakistan
16 July 2018
ILO Country Office in Islamabad organised a one-day Consultation gathering National Social Security Institutions, relevant Departments and Organisations, and four provincial ESSI representatives to discuss the challenges and develop the province-specific strategy to reform Pakistan Social Security System.