Events and meetings

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.


  1. Focus Group Meeting on ‘Tripartite endorsed input for the Agriculture policy’

    13 May 2016

    The event will help prepare inputs for Industrial Relations Conference and thus lead to evolving a tripartite endorsed input for the Agriculture Strategy of Sindh province on ‘What are the threats to businesses and the labour markets from the quickly unfolding challenges of the climate change and what need to be done at policy level’?

  2. Third Meeting of the Garment Sector Stakeholders’ Forum and GIZ Tripartite Dialogue Workshop

    5 May 2016

    The third meeting of the Garment Sector Stakeholders Forum (GSSF) and the GIZ Tripartite Dialogue Workshop is being collaboratively organized by GIZ and the ILO in Islamabad on May 5, 2016. Representatives from Federal and Provincial governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, civil society, NGOs, academia and development partners will participate in the meeting. The purpose of the forum is to discuss gaps and challenges in the implementation of labour standards and deliberate on innovative approaches that can promote sustainability in the Garment sector.

  3. Stakeholders’ Consultation on National Strategy for Elimination of Child and Bonded Labour in Pakistan

    29 April 2016

    Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Government of Pakistan has developed a draft of National Strategy on Elimination of Child and Bonded in Pakistan, with the technical assistance of the International Labour Organization (ILO). A stakeholders’ consultation has been jointly organized by the Ministry and the ILO Office for Pakistan to discuss and finalize the said strategy.

  4. Launch of Migrant Resource Centre - Lahore

    28 April 2016

    Department of labour and Human Resource Punjab has established a first ever Migrant Resource Centre in Lahore. The centre will provide a range of services to intended migrant workers, migrant workers and their families, counselling, pre-departure orientation and referral to save migrant workers from exploitation and abuse in the migration cycle. The department has established this centre and planned an inauguration of the centre in November with the support of EU funded ILO project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.

  5. Gender Mainstreaming in Business Curricula

    21 April 2016

    The Higher Education Commission (HEC), supported by the ILO/GE4DE Project, will conduct a consultative workshop in Islamabad on Gender Mainstreaming in Business and Media Curricula. Delegates from 50 Public and Private universities will be participating in the workshop. The workshop is aimed to present to the delegates of the universities the draft gender mainstreamed modules and to seek feedback from them on the pragmatic ways how these modules can be mainstreamed into business and media curricula of the universities.

  6. Launching ceremony of the report on the state of peasants rights in Sindh 2015

    17 April 2016

    The ILO is supporting the launching of book titled ‘Report on State of Peasants Rights in Sindh’. Harri Welfare Association has published the book that contains the evolution of harri struggle and the related legal developments that have taken place so far. This is a move forward towards promoting peaceful movements and the struggles for peasants and farm workers’ rights in Sindh.

  7. Inauguration of Migrant Resource Centre - Islamabad

    12 April 2016

    Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (MoOP&HRD) has established a first ever Migrant Resource Centre in Islamabad. The centre will provide a range of services to intended migrant workers, migrant workers and their families, counselling, pre-departure orientation and referral to save migrant workers from exploitation and abuse in the migration cycle. MoOP&HRD has established this centre and planned an inauguration of the centre in November with the support of EU funded ILO project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.

  8. Dissemination Event of the report on ‘GSP-Plus and Compliance with the Core Labour Standards: Pakistan’s Case’

    29 March 2016

    The Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development (MOPHRD), in collaboration with the ILO Country Office, is organizing this event. Mr Ashtar Ausaf Ali, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister will preside. The subject report presents an overview on Pakistan’s compliance with the eight core labour standards in the context of GSP Plus scheme.

  9. International Women’s Day Conference

    22 March 2016

    Employers Federation of Pakistan is organizing the 8th International Women’s Day Conference in collaboration with Intenational Labour Organization, under the theme ”Pledge for Parity”, for inspiring the employers to promote gender equity, gender mainstreaming, and women empowerment and also awarding the best performing companies in this regards.

  10. World Water Day: Better Water, Better Jobs

    22 March 2016

    The Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Pakistan are organizing a seminar on the theme: Better Water, Better Jobs, to mark the World Water day and thus magnify the focus on water related issues and inspire collective thinking on the important issue of jobs in relation to water.

  11. National Industrial Relations (IR) Tripartite Labour Convention on Post Devolution Labour Laws Reforms and their Impact on Business Stability

    21 - 22 March 2016

    The Employers’ Federation of Pakistan, being mindful of the needs for harmony in labour laws and industrial relations at the national level and the existence of a vacuum of a coordinating agency between the provincial governments has come forward to fill this gap with the intention of developing a consensus among the stakeholders, will hold the first National IR Tripartite Labour Convention with the assistance of the ILO. The event will spread over preferably two days of joint deliberation with the representatives of the Provincial Labour Ministries, Federal ministry of HRD, Workers and Employers' leadership.

  12. First meeting of the Project Operational Committee

    14 March 2016

    The first meeting of the Project Operational Committee (POC) will be convened on 14th March 2016 at Pakistan Textile Exporters Association Faisalabad. The committee will provide oversight on the operational aspects of the project including; technical advice/support and ensure quality assurance.

  13. High Level South Asian Forum for Employers - Networking Meeting

    10 - 11 March 2016

    The course, which is specifically focused on the South Asian employers' organizations, seeks to bring together the Presidents and CEOs of the employers organizations of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to reinforce the network and mutual exchange

  14. Sindh Agriculture Workers and Fisheries Union Celebrate International Women’s Day

    8 March 2016

    Over 300-500 women from Agriculture sector will be participating in an event to commemorate International Women’s Day. The aim of the activity is to raise awareness about the day, Its importance and the rights of women with regards to unionization, specially focusing on the women in the agriculture sector. This will also be followed by the convention of the union, where they will present its activities and accounts so far to the members.

  15. Launch of School Business Enterprise

    7 March 2016

    ILO-GE4DE project has supported Vocational Training Centre (VTC) Korangi in training 500 women on garment manufacturing; beauty and culinary skills and has established school enterprises to provide work place based hands on training. The event has been planned to launch these school enterprises and distribute certificate to the graduates of the course.

  16. Programme Review (CMCP) Meeting with Department of Labour, Balochistan

    1 March 2016

    The Programme Review meeting commonly referred as Consolidated Matrix for Constituents Priorities (CMCP) meeting with Department of Labour (DoL) Balochistan will be held on 01st March, 2016. The purpose of this meeting is to jointly review the progress on agreed priorities with DoL Balochistan. New priorities identified will be matched to the available technical and financial resources for implementation.

  17. Second Garment Sector Stakeholder Forum (GSSF) meeting

    25 February 2016

    The stakeholder forum, a broad-ranging group, will meet to discuss the ILO’s work plan and activities under the Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains Programme for 2016 and 2017. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to have direct input into the programme planning and methodologies for supporting reform of minimum wage processes and implementation in Pakistan.

  18. Training workshops on Paralegal/Leadership Development

    24 February - 3 March 2016

    With the support of the ILO/GE4DE Project, the Pakistan Workers Federation will conduct 4 training workshops for paralegals in its affiliate unions in order to develop capacity of the second line emerging leadership.

  19. Refresher Training of Trainer (ToT) – Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB)

    24 February 2016

    This is a follow up training of trainers in SIYB to review the experiences; addressing the issues encountered during the practice phase and reinforce the trainer’s capacities

  20. Fifth Meeting of the Buyers Forum for sustainability of textile sector in Pakistan

    23 February 2016

    The fifth Pakistan Buyers Forum meeting-convened by the ILO, IFC and Dutch Embassy, will feature presentations on work plans for the three thematic working groups formed in 2015 i.e. Policy, Advocacy & Outreach, Enterprise Improvement and Communication. Updates will be shared by conveners and industry on initiatives focusing social and labour compliance in the Textiles Sector. A briefing session with the Government and extended development partners will continue to strengthen synergies and effective partnerships to boost the efforts towards sustainability of the sector.