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.
14 February 2024
We are proud to welcome Mohamed Yahya, the New United Nations Resident Coordinator for Pakistan, to the ILO office in Islamabad and we are excited to work closely with him, benefiting from his experience and support as the UN Resident Coordinator. A big thanks to Mohamed Yahya for spending Valentine's morning with team ILO!
Global Youth Forum 2024: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2023 agenda for sustainable development
29 January - 9 February 2024
The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the 2024 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
24 July - 4 August 2023
The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Young Leaders Boot Camp 2023 – a two-week interactive learning experience which welcomes undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals seeking to acquire the skills necessary to pursue a career in the UN system and other IOs.
20 July 2023
The Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development (OPHRD) with the support of the ILO is organizing a validation workshop on the World of Work Crises Response Strategy. The strategy gives the stakeholders of the world of work a clear direction on steps to be taken for preparedness, mitigation and response to crises. And centralises the role of Decent Work and human centered recovery.
Summer Global Youth Forum 2023: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2023 agenda for sustainable development
3 - 14 July 2023
The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Summer 2023 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Pakistan reaffirms its commitment to Decent Work through the launch of Decent Work Country Programme for next five years
4 May 2023
The Government of Pakistan, employers’ and workers’ organizations launched the next generation of the Decent Work Country Programme for Pakistan during a historic signing ceremony held at the International Labour Organization’s Country Office in Islamabad on 4 May 2023.
Winter Global Youth Forum 2023: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2023 agenda for sustainable development
30 January - 10 February 2023
The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Winter 2023 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
6 - 9 December 2022
The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) will bring together government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States in Singapore to discuss concrete steps to drive a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia – Experience and Knowledge Sharing from the ILO-Sida project (2019 – 22)
22 - 23 November 2022
As the ILO-Sida Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project comes to a close, it is organizing a final regional workshop to bring stakeholders together, reflect on results and progress, and discuss ways forward for supporting a better future of work in the Asian garment sector.
28 - 30 October 2022
The All Pakistan Women Association conducted a three days training on Gender Based Violence and Workplace Harassment. More than 30 females participated and actively engaged in the participative training, which was facilitated by APWA trainers. Mr. Razi Haider, National Project Coordinator of the Japan funded PRS/STRIDE Project also briefed the participants about the ILO convention C-190
5 - 7 September 2022
Online workshop on gender-inclusive business development and financial support services for ILO project partners assisting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Asia and the Pacific.
3 August 2022
The DWCP-IV preparatory consultation in Karachi was hosted by the Government of Sindh and attended by a cross section of stakeholders representing the Government, Worker, Employers, research organisations and CSOs, where they set out priorities for labour market for the next five years
Summer Global Youth Forum 2022: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development
25 July - 12 August 2022
The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Summer 2022 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
15 - 20 May 2022
The Clear Cotton project supported participation of Pakistani delegates to take part in the two side events of the 5th Global Conference held in Durban South Africa from 15 to 20 May 2022.
12 May 2022
ILO together with WHO, International Council of Nurses (ICN), and Women in Global Health (WGH), marked the International Nurses Day and jointly formed a national network to conduct more precise research, advocacy and awareness raising on decent working conditions for healthcare workers in Pakistan.
13 April 2022
Under the ILO-OECD-WHO Working for Health Project, the International Labour Organization has carried out a study on Gender Equality in Health Sector and Women in Health Leadership in Pakistan. In order to review the preliminary findings of the study with all relevant stakeholders, a tripartite consultative meeting was organised. The objectives of the consultative workshop was to share the findings of the study on women in health leadership in Pakistan, validate the findings, and to promote a social dialogue on barriers and facilitators to women's leadership in the health sector.
Policy dialogue on fair foreign employment process and good practices of migrant workers in Baluchistan
25 February 2022
The ILO’s Project “Governance of Labour Migration in South and South East Asia” (GOALS) funded by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) in collaboration with Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resources Development (MOP&HRD) and Department of Labour Baluchistan and with its constituents, will organize a policy dialogue in Quetta to identify the pathways to promote fair recruitment for foreign migrant workers and minimize the role of subagents/intermediaries in foreign employment recruitment in Pakistan. The participants will deliberate on the key challenges, encountered by Pakistani migrant workers during foreign employment process and discuss other related policy recommendations.
14 December 2021
This tripartite consultation is a first in series of provincial consultations which shall provide a foundation for development of DWCP-IV in line with the past experiences and will help build upon success and achievements of previous DWCPs.
Refresher- Training of trainers for Pakistan Workers Federation to promote safe, orderly and regular labour migration
29 - 30 November 2021
A two-day refresher training of trainers for trade union leaders from across Pakistan (from high migration districts) will jointly be organized by ILO and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF). The training will be facilitated by senior officials representing the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment; the Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC), Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), Migrant Resource Centre, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and ILO. This activity is supported by ILO- Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME) project funded by European Union.
28 October 2021
The ILO under Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project, funded by FCDO will convene a stakeholders’ consultative workshop for identifying knowledge needs to inform policy design to tackle child labour in garbage/rag picking and in auto-mechanic/repair workshops