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.
09 February 2012
Islamabad: Four Provincial Labour Departments have agreed to draft a law to eliminate child labour from Pakistan. The new provincial law prohibiting child labour will replace the existing Employment of Children Act (ECA) 1991.
Three days training of labour officials convened on International Labour Standards: Concepts, practices, and reporting challenges
22 December 2011
ILO Islamabad office convened a three day training workshop from 19-21 December, 2011 jointly with Labour and Human Resource Department, Government of Punjab in Lahore, the provincial capital.
Developing skills for real jobs in Pakistan: ILO brings Industry leaders and TEVTAs together on workforce competency
08 December 2011
ILO brings Industry leaders and TEVTAs together on workforce competency
23 November 2011
Islamabad (ILO News) ILO Country Office for Pakistan has concluded two days tripartite consultation to update Decent Work Country Programme (2010-2015)in Islamabad.
15 November 2011
The 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) will take place from 4-7 December 2011 at the Kyoto International Convention Centre (KICC), Kyoto, Japan.
21 October 2011
19 October 2011
13 October 2011
In response to floods in Sindh, ILO has launched “Cash for Work” Project for the flood-affected people in Districts of Badin and Mirpurkhas. Mr. Francesco d’Ovidio, Country Director, ILO office for Pakistan while launching the “Cash for Work for Flood Affected People” project stated, “This project will generate more than 35,000 of person day of employment to the flood affected people”.
13 October 2011
Two of ILO's projects, Towards Gender Parity (TGP) and Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) hosted a joint event to showcase various activities that contribute to the understanding and application of gender equality at the workplace.
World Teachers Day: The United Nations lauds the commendable contribution of teachers in the socio-economic development of Pakistan
05 October 2011
Joint statement by the country representatives of UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, and ILO in Pakistan on the occasion of World Teachers Day, 5th October 2011
24 September 2011
Skilled young women and men of Sindh will be further equipped with entrepreneurial skills to start their own small businesses. Technical Education & Vocational Training (TEVT) Institutes of Sindh will start imparting entrepreneurship courses starting next year.
19 September 2011
“Hazardous child labour is on the rise in most of the world among older children age 15-17” was reported at a workshop being held by the ILO this week. The ILO is drawing attention to this urgent issue by commissioning new studies in Pakistan to examine occupational risks to children working in ten sectors.
UNICEF and ILO call for end to hazardous and exploitative child labour on World Day Against Child Labour
11 June 2011
In a joint statement to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO and UNICEF today called for renewed efforts to end the worst forms of child labour in Pakistan.
28 March 2011
Pakistan President H.E. Mr. Asif Ali Zardari on the occasion of National Day conferred the SITARA-I-QUAID-I-AZAM Civil Award on Mr. Donglin Li, former Country Director of International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Country Office for Pakistan, for his excellent services to the people of Pakistan.
46% of stories reinforce gender stereotypes, almost eight times higher than stories that challenge such stereotypes; findings of media content analysis by ILO
12 March 2011
Saturday 12 March 2011, Islamabad: The findings of a two months media content analysis of the popular print, electronic media were shared at a consultation with the senior media personnel. The event was organized by UKS and ILO on 12th March 2011 here in Islamabad.
06 December 2010
Lahore & Karachi: Women continue to face discrimination in the formal and informal economy with growing numbers in the latter as more of them participate as family earners to sustain their families and to earn some extra income, say the preliminary findings of ILO Research looking at gender roles and needs and its nexus with employment opportunities in textiles, services and amongst coastal communities.
07 September 2010
More than 5.3 million jobs may have been lost and/or affected as a result of the worst ever floods in the history of Pakistan that devastated more than 70 districts of Pakistan, the International Labour Office (ILO) said today, adding that productive and labour intensive job creation programmes are urgently needed to lift millions of people out of poverty that has been aggravated by flood damage.
01 September 2010
ILO has started helping the flood-affected communities in quickly restarting livelihoods and employment through immediate short-term employment recovery programs. The program titled “Cash for Work for Flood Affected People” was launched in Nowshera and Peshawar by the ILO Country Director, Mr Donglin Li on 31 August 2010.
25 August 2010
ILO will soon launch the Cash for Work project in Sukkur in order to provide quick employment opportunities to floods-affected people and to help them overcome their mental shock and trauma.
17 August 2010
The Government of Pakistan announced the Sitar-e-Imtiaz for Dr. Khalif Bile Mohamud, WHO Representative ® and Sitar-e-Quaid e Azam for Mr. Donglin Li, Director ILO on August 14, Independence Day.