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.
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
16 July 2021
The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 16th July2021. “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” is launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union in Asia and Pacific.
3 July 2021
Over 150 multi-stakeholders attended a seminar arranged by the Pakistan Workers Federation on 03 July 2021 in Bahawalpur, Punjab Province of Pakistan to celebrate World Day Against Child Labour 2021 under the theme “Act Now, End Child Labour”. The seminar was technically supported by the ILO Pakistan Office through its project on FPRW in the cotton supply chain funded by INDITEX.
Webinar on consensus on Social Protection extension to retired workers & families of trans-provincial workers
25 June 2021
Stakeholders agreed on options to extend health coverage to retired workers and families of trans-provincial workers in a virtual consultation planned by the ILO project on ‘Achieving SDGs and ending poverty through USP’.
Community level awareness raising seminar on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for cotton growing communities
21 - 26 June 2021
Six community level awareness-raising seminars on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) were organized by the Sindh Agricultural & Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (SAFWCO) in Sanghar, Sindh Province with the support of ILO's INDITEX funded project.
18 June 2021
On 18th June 2021 an array of stakeholders from Pakistan gathered to commemorate World Day Against Child Labour and the UN General Assembly’s International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
Launch of the Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas Report- A social protection programme for workers in the informal economy
1 May 2021
The Ehsaas Delivery Unit at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and the ILO have jointly organised a webinar on May 1st, 2021 for the launch of MKE Report. The purpose of the webinar is to share steps taken for the actualisation of the MKE initiative and discuss its key recommendations.
21 April 2021
The tripartite social security coordination forum was constituted and notified in October 2020 with the vision to improve inter agency and inter provincial coordination so that social security schemes are more effective in extending coverage and benefits. The forum has had two meetings discussing both gaps and opportunities in extending coverage and in improving governance of social security schemes.
National Stakeholders’ Consultation to validate priority sectors for research and interventions for ARC Project
18 March 2021
The ILO Office for Pakistan will convene a national consultative workshop in Islamabad to present Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project to stakeholders, solicit inputs for validating/amending the priority sectors for in-depth research and interventions and assessing stakeholders’ needs to address child labour in the priority sectors. The ARC project is a four year project funded by United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.
17 - 19 March 2021
This second regional forum aims at raising awareness about business and human rights issues in South Asia and facilitating the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
Community level Awareness Raising Seminars on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for Cotton Growing Communities
8 - 10 March 2021
A three-part seminar on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) will be organized by the Sindh Agricultural & Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (SAFWCO) in Sanghar-Sindh Province of Pakistan from 08 to 10 March 2021. The awareness raising seminar is technically supported by the ILO Pakistan Office through its project on FPRW in the cotton supply chain funded by INDITEX.
8 March 2021
The Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) in collaboration with the All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) commemorated the International Women Day in Lahore. The theme of the IWD was ‘Stakeholders Dialogue on ILO C-190 Gender Based Violence at Workplace’. The event was attended by approximately 350 women; representing domestic workers, home based workers, students, academia, civil society, parliamentarians and women from all walks of life.
25 February 2021
Sixth of the series of awareness raising sessions on social security will be organised in Karachi at Federal B Area jointly by Employers Federation of Pakistan and the ILO under the joint project of ILO and UNDESA “Achieving SDGs and Ending Poverty through Universal Social Protection” funded by the UN Peace and Development Fund.
1 January - 28 February 2021
Series of awareness raising sessions on social security will be organised in parts of Sindh, with concentration of industrial activity. The aim of these sessions is to create awareness on the legal obligation of employers to register their workers with social security and to discuss business returns of social security through examples shared by compliant employers. These sessions are jointly organised by Employers Federation of Pakistan and the ILO under the banner of ILO and UNDESA project Achieving SDGs and Ending Poverty through Universal Social Protection’ financed by the UN Peace and Development Trust Funds (supported by the Government of China) and Baldia Project (funded by GIZ).
23 July 2020
This webinar will offer trade unionists in Asia-Pacific an opportunity to discuss “Pillar 3: Protecting workers in the workplace” while exploring possible actions and strategies to influence, shape and support successful policy outcomes linked to the ILO Policy Framework.
16 July 2020
This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0, will explore how to cushion the devastating consequences for the loss of income many workers face during lockdown as well as the policies in place such as wage subsidies, job retention schemes and other efforts in terms of short-term support and extension of social protection. Trade union strategies that can influence, shape and support these actions will also be discussed.