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. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Launch of the Online Complaint Management System for Migrant Workers and Overseas Pakistanis

    10 February 2016

    Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has established an online complaint management system for migrant workers and overseas Pakistanis to address their complaints/grievances they face during recruitment and employment. The system will also allow the complainant to track complaint and see its status, migrant workers’ family members can also register complaint on their behalf. Ministry has developed this system with the support of ILO/EU funded project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.

  4. Second line leadership training organized by PWF

    7 - 20 February 2016

    A group of 18 participants (4 women and 14 men from selected trade unions) received two-week training in second line leadership in Karachi. The participants came from Khuzdar; Quetta; Hyderabad and Karachi. The purpose of training is to build capacity of potential leaders from amongst the existing trade union members and improve the position and leadership of women in trade unions. Ms. Shehar Bano attended the second line leadership training last year, and made enormous contribution to replicate the training to other women. This year, she has been engaged as trainer and she delivered training sessions on various subjects in an effective manner.

  5. Training Workshop for gender mainstreaming in business and media curricula

    5 - 9 February 2016

    Under the ILO/GE4DE Project the Higher Education Commission will conduct a training workshop for 30 universities targeting a total of 50 participants. The workshop will seek feedback and suggestions on gender mainstreaming in the curricula of business and media graduate programmes in order to enhance understanding and knowledge on key concepts of gender in the world of work.

  6. Toolkit distribution ceremony

    3 February 2016

    The One-UN Livelihood Restoration Project focuses the provision of human security and development beyond emergency and humanitarian assistance. In this context the Deputy Commissioner Dadu will distribute the appropriate toolkits to fifty entrepreneurs, who have previously received enterprise development training under the project.

  7. Strategic Project Implementation Framework Consultative Meeting

    3 - 4 February 2016

    A “Strategic Project Implementation Framework” consultation is planned with the ILO tripartite constituents to discuss the Pakistan Component of the ILO Project on the Elimination of Child Labour and Promotion of Decent Work in the Stora Enso value chain.

  8. Training of Child Care Professionals

    30 - 31 January 2016

    Over 25 participants from different day care centres are being provided training. The initiative is focused on improving the management of child care centres and enhancing the delivery of child care services.

  9. Launch of “Green Business Incubator” and “Forest Picks”

    30 January 2016

    Show casing event of the organic wild products from GE4DE trained project beneficiaries of Green Decent Jobs for Socio-economic Empowerment Project (GDJ4SEEP)” with the objective of expanding marketing opportunities for them.

  10. Awareness raising seminar on Sindh Industrial Relations Act

    28 January 2016

    Under the LRP project, National Trade Union Federation is organizing an awareness raising seminar on Sindh Industrial Relations Act of 2013 (SIRA) passed by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh. The proposed seminar is aimed at creating awareness on SIRA, among the tripartite stakeholders. It is important that Agriculture laborers know their rights provided by SIRA. Similarly the landlords and Agriculture sector employers need to be educated on their obligations and responsibilities. The seminar will be attended by the official of FAO, UN-Women, District Government, NGOs and peasant communities of Dadu.


  1. An exposure visit of delegates from Pakistan on good practices in labour migration management in Sri Lanka

    21 - 23 December 2015

    A delegation of three senior level officials from Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Punjab Department of Labour and Human Resource will visit the Sri Lanka to study their Labour Migration Management System mainly in the areas of; management information system, pre-departure training, ethical recruitment and grading of recruitment agencies, return and reintegration. The study visit will be organized and facilitated by ILO/EU funded project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.

  2. Inauguration of Rural Enterprises setup by women and unemployed youth

    18 December 2015

    Encouraged by their own entrepreneurial abilities and business potential the women of the village of Daulat Leghari in Sindh have setup “First Women Bakery” while a group of unemployed youth have established a rural IT Literacy Centre providing training to hundreds of youth. The Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OPHRD)-Ms. Atifa Raffat, will inaugurate the two enterprises on December 18, 2015. These initiatives are financially supported by UN’s Livelihood Restoration Project (LRP) jointly implemented by FAO, ILO and UN Women.

  3. Project Launch and Tripartite Consultation on Improvement of Labour Inspection System in Pakistan

    17 - 18 December 2015

    ILO has just launched the Strengthening Labour Inspection System for Promoting Labour Standards and ensuring Workplace Compliance in Pakistan (SLSP) project in Pakistan. The ultimate goal of the project is to promote more respect for labour norms and create safer workplaces in Pakistan. ILO considers this crucial that bringing together the social partners at the outset to foster stronger ownership, raising broader consensus and mobilizing effective collectivism in favour of improving labour inspection in Pakistan.

  4. Media Training on Professional Reporting on Women in the World of Work

    14 - 15 December 2015

    The ILO’s Project on Gender Equality for Decent Employment will roll out two sets of refresher training of key news staff of national and regional TV media enterprises on gender and labor sensitive reporting. The objective of these trainings is to replace negativity and stereotyped coverage of women with narratives of positivity and empowerment.

  5. Meeting of Experts on Child Labour

    8 - 9 December 2015

    The Expert Group Meeting to review and finalise the regional action plan to end child labour in South Asia

  6. Training of Textile exporting units in Faisalabad on compliance with Labour Standards

    8 - 22 December 2015

    The ILO in collaboration with the Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) and Oxfam-Novib will implement a series of seminars covering eight thematic areas on ILS compliance. The seminars target management and workers in 12 textile exporting industrial units in Faisalabad with the objective of raising awareness on and enhancing compliance with labour standards and labour laws in the textile sector of Pakistan.

  7. Advanced Training Workshop on Reporting Gender and Labour Issues for Broadcast Professionals

    8 - 10 December 2015

    A training of 55 senior broadcast professionals from across Pakistan is being organized by the GE4DE Project in collaboration with Pakistan Broadcast Corporation (PBC). The three day training will be administered based on the media training module produced under the Project and will be complimented by new materials specifically produced for radio professionals.

  8. Pakistan Workers Federation Second Line Leadership Development Training

    1 - 9 December 2015

    Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) will conduct a Second Line Leadership Development Training at Pak Heritage Hotel Lahore from 1st to 9th of December 2015. The training targets more than 20 participants from across Punjab (7 women and 13 men). The training is technically and financially supported by the ILO.

  9. Stakeholders Consultation on the Elimination of Bonded and Child Labour

    24 November 2015

    A Stakeholders Consultation on Elimination of Bonded and Child Labour has been organized by Department of Labour, Baluchistan with the technical support of the ILO Country Office on 24th November 2015 in Quetta. A wide range of stake holders from across Baluchistan are expected to participate.

  10. Regional workshop on minimum wages and collective bargaining in garment-producing countries in Asia

    23 - 24 November 2015

    This workshop will assemble tripartite constituents from seven key garment-producing countries in Asia. The workshop will share the findings of commissioned research on wages and working conditions; share comparative information about minimum wage-setting processes and institutions; and provide a forum for tripartite partners in garment-producing Asian countries to share experiences regarding minimum wage setting and collective bargaining in the garment sector.