National Labour Law Symposium

The ILO Pakistan Office, in collaboration with the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CEIP) and the U.S Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and USAID, will convene a National Labour Law Symposium on the 19-20 July 2017. The symposium aims to provide an opportunity to the stake holders to discuss the relevant key issues, emerging challenges, and share experiences and best practises which potentially have a positive impact on the commercial and economic activity in Pakistan.

The two day symposium will bring together major stakeholders (such as federal and provincial labour departments; other relevant government departments; employers’ organizations; workers’ organizations; private sector; judiciary; labour lawyers; media and the UN), with outside experts (e.g., U.S. Department of Labour-DOL) to discuss the pertinent labour law issues in Pakistan and provide an opportunity to share the experience, best practices, as well as take stock of the existing recommendations made so far for future follow up/s of the stake holders. The proposed issues for discussion include but not limited to devolution of labour laws and its impact on world of work; compliance with ILO conventions; women in the workplace; child labour and other issues considered to be adversely affecting foreign direct investment in Pakistan.