The ILO Country Office for Pakistan organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link.
23 - 25 April 2019
The ILO under its project titled, International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s Small and Medium Enterprises (ILES), funded by the European Union, has organized Occupational Safety and Health trainings for textile and marble enterprises of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The trainings, planned to be held in Peshawar from 23rd April until 25th April 2019 will involve both managers and workers from the targeted enterprises, who will be trained in basic occupational measures, which will help them improve safety and health conditions at their work places.
Community level awareness raising seminars on FPRW for cotton growing community (farmers, workers and their families)
27 - 28 February 2019
ILO under its two Projects covering Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) with a focus on Child Labour and Forced Labour in Pakistan's cotton, textile and readymade garments supply chains will organise two community level awareness raising seminars.
Stakeholder’s Workshop- State of National Qualification Framework for Higher Education and Vocational Skills in Pakistan
30 January 2019
The ILO under its project “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration” (REFRAME), funded by European Union will organize stakeholder’s workshop to present the key findings of an Assessment study “State of National Qualification Frameworks for higher education and vocational skills.
28 January - 1 February 2019
The International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs project, funded by the European Union, will support a week of trainings for small, medium and larger enterprises in the textile and leather sectors in Lahore. Over the week the ILO’s Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Dr. Tsuyoshi Kawakami will provide a mixture of classroom based and on-site trainings to engage managers and workers in rethinking their working environment and processes and to minimise and mitigate risk. Over the coming months a number of the enterprises will be provided with additional support to design and implement action plans to improve safety and health.
6 December 2018
A meeting of the garment sector stakeholders forum will be convened under the “Labour Standards in Global supply chains in Asia (LSGSC)” project financed by Ministry for Development Cooperation (BMZ) jointly with GIZ Labour Standards Programme.
24 November - 10 December 2018
A further five factories in Karachi’s textile and leather sector and a second team of consultants will be trained by the International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs project, funded by the European Union, on the ILO’s SCORE short course. Over the coming months participating enterprises will be supported to put in place workplace improvements to improve efficiency, productivity and conditions.
4 - 23 November 2018
The International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs project, funded by the European Union, will roll out its engagement with enterprises in the textile and leather sectors in Karachi with a training of consultants and enterprises on the ILO’s methodology to support competitive and responsible enterprises. The course promotes workplace cooperation, occupational safety and health, workforce management and quality. Five enterprises have been selected to undertake detailed training on SCORE and will work with the training consultants to put the changes into effect in their workplace.
7 - 9 August 2018
Since 2016, the ILO’s Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) has trained a total of 358 inspecting staff (343 men and 15 women) from Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB and Punjab. This capacity building support is aimed at improving the competencies of the inspection staff in the area of Labour inspection.
1 August 2018
The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development will convene the first meeting of the Steering Committee on Pakistan’s DWCP III. The meeting will bring together various stakeholders concerned with labour market governance. .
2nd Business Round Table on Promoting Decent Work and Fundamental Rights in Value Chains under the Child Labour Platform (CLP) supported by the ILO-Stora Enso Partnership
28 June 2018
The meeting aims to identify the obstacles to the implementation of the International Labour Standards (ILS) in supply chains and surrounding communities, identify practical ways of overcoming these obstacles, and catalyse collective action.
26 - 27 June 2018
The Sindh Labour and Human Resource Department in collaboration with the ILO, will organize the second phase of consultations to develop Rules of Business for its labour laws.
Experts group meeting on ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work and seminar on C-100 and C-111
24 May 2018
Under its EU funded project on promoting equality, the ILO in collaboration with CARE Pakistan will hold an Experts Group meeting on Ending Violence and Harassment of Women and Men in the World of Work and a Seminar on C-100 and C-111. Employers and Workers will present their analysis on the two conventions while expert panellists will deliberate on various aspects of harassment and violence against men and women in the world of work.
19 May 2018
The ILO will participate in a ceremony organized by the Sindh Labour and Human Resource Department and Sindh Employees Social Security Institution to mark the start of the disbursement of long term additional compensation for the beneficiaries of the Ali Enterprise factory fire. The additional employment injury benefits financed by the factory’s main buyer, German retailer KiK, will be administered in line with the ILO Convention on Employment Injury Benefits (C 121).
Stakeholder’s Validation workshop: Assessment of skills gaps and decent work deficits in selected agro-food value chains in GB Province
7 May 2018
The ILO will convene a stakeholder’s validation workshop on the Assessment of skills gaps and decent work deficits in selected agro-food value chains in Gilgit Baltistan Province The findings of the study will help design skills development initiatives to improve working conditions, productivity and income.
7 May 2018
Every year, 28th April marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work and this year’s theme is “Generation Safe and Healthy”. In commemoration of this event, Employers Federation of Pakistan will host its 13th Annual Awards ceremony to recognize those employers that demonstrate a firm commitment towards the common goal of safer workplaces and healthy workers in Pakistan.
3 - 4 May 2018
The Labour and Human Resource Department of Sindh will convene a two day tripartite plus consultation to draft the Rules of Business for six labour laws. This activity is technically and financially supported by two ILO projects i.e. The European Union funded project on “International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs” and “Labour Standards in Global supply chains in Asia (LSGSC)” project financed by Ministry for Development Cooperation (BMZ).
30 April 2018
The ILO country office in Islamabad will hold a project concluding seminar for the Multinational Enterprises & Social Policy (MNE) Declaration Project “More & Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in the Sports Goods Sector”. The seminar will showcase the results, good practices, and the lessons learnt from the project funded by the Government of Japan and began in 2015.
26 April 2018
The ILO will undertake a site visit to Bulleh Sha Packing’s factory in Kasur as part of the commemorative events for the 2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work . During the planned visit, the ILO Team will brief the sustainability team on this year's theme i.e. Generation-Safe and Healthy.
29 March 2018
To identify reasons for low Female Labour Migration in Pakistan, ILO-Islamabad has initiated a national study under its EU-funded REFRAME Project and organized a Tripartite Consultation to discuss the matter in detail and identify avenues for improvement.
28 March 2018
The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Baidarie and with the technical assistance of the Japan funded Project on “ More and Better Jobs in the Sports Goods Sector through Socially Responsible Enterprises” will hold a sensitization event with stakeholders on the importance of sports activities to achieve decent work agenda. The event draws on the guidelines provided under the Multi-National Enterprises (MNE) Declaration.