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. Garment Sector Stakeholder Forum (Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action for Asia and the Garment Sector)

    18 November 2015

    The programme will hold the first meeting of a broad group of stakeholders in the garment sector. The group will discuss terms of reference for further meetings, the ILO’s recent assessment of formalisation of informal workers in Sindh and will also be introduced to the GIZ Advisory Service in the Textile Sector of Pakistan. The meeting will be hosted jointly by the ILO and GIZ.

  2. National tripartite Consultation (Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action for Asia and the Garment Sector)

    18 November 2015

    The programme will hold its second tripartite consultation with stakeholders in the ILO Islamabad. The consultation will focus on the work of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development in producing a draft National Action Plan on labour inspection and a district level labour inspection plan. The draft plans will be discussed with the provincial labour departments and other tripartite stakeholders.

  3. Technical Specialists mission to Pakistan

    10 - 13 November 2015

    As part of their continued technical support to Country Office Islamabad, Specialists from the South Asia Decent Work Team will be in the country to meet with ILOs constituents and various stakeholders on decent work interventions.

  4. Meeting of the Buyers’ Forum

    29 October 2015

    The ILO in collaboration with Netherlands Embassy and the IFC is co facilitating the fourth meeting of the buyers forum . The forum is represented by 22 fashion brands with sourcing from Textile sector in Pakistan. The meeting will focus on a road map for future support of the brands to three areas of priority including Policy support, enterprise improvement and strengthened communications.

  5. Migrant Worker Resource Centre Staff Induction Orientation

    28 - 30 October 2015

    To equip the MRC staff with knowledge and skill to run migrant resource centre efficiently and create linkages with concerned stakeholders, ILO/EU funded project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance” has organized a three-day induction orientation for MRCs staff from Lahore and Islamabad.

  6. Technical Design Session for Pakistan’s DWCP convened by Ministry of OP-HRD, EFP and PWF

    20 - 22 October 2015

    Facilitated by EVAL ILO Headquarters, Regional Office and Program Unit. Expected Outcomes: A better understanding of the labour and employment context for Pakistan’s next DWCP based on the draft narrative which will be linked to existing national policy, legal and regulatory frameworks; A better understanding of the actions required to achieve DWCP priorities identified by the constituents and other stakeholders based on key concepts and approaches; Drafts of M&E and Implementation Plan matrices of the DWCP by all stakeholders.

  7. Regional workshop on “Quality Apprenticeships and Work Experience Measures to Improve the School-to-Work Transition”

    6 - 7 October 2015

    Young people in Asia and the Pacific remain among the most vulnerable members of society. Not only do they represent 45% of global youth unemployment; but they are also the first victims of discrimination. The ILO seeks to support constituents in their policies and measures to improve and enhance skills and employability of young people through work-based learning systems which prepare young women and men for decent and productive work. The event will be an opportunity to share information, experiences and plans for future involvement toward the provision of quality apprenticeships. These countries to be represented are: Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia and Pakistan. A four (4) member delegation from Pakistan including one member each from Government, Employers, Workers and ILO-Islamabad Office will represent in the workshop.

  8. Improve your Business (IYB) Training

    5 - 9 October 2015

    ILO’s global business management training module is being rolled out in Pakistan in partnership with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and further with 10 partnering universities through out Pakistan. Gradually progressing with the steps of model, the universities are now conducting the Phase Training of Entrepreneurs (ToE) under which three sessions will be conducted in each university i.e. the GYB (Generate Your Business Idea, SYB: Start Your Business and IYB (Improve Your Business).

  9. Migrant Worker Resource Centre Stakeholders Meeting

    22 September 2015

    The Punjab Labour and Human Resource Department is in the process of establishing the first ever Migrant Workers Resource Centre in Pakistan. The centre will provide a range of support services to (potential) migrant workers with the overall aim to make migration safe and profitable. The first MRC stakeholders meeting has been scheduled on 22 September 2015 to ensure full collaboration of all actors involved in making the centre a success which is supported by the EU funded ILO-South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project.

  10. ILO Country Director's final mission to Lahore

    22 September 2015

    A tripartite stakeholder’s consultative meeting will be organized by the Department of Labour (DoL) Punjab, as part of the ILO Director for Pakistan, Mr Francesco d’Ovidio’s final round of missions to the provinces.

  11. Capacity Building Training of Punjab Integrated Project Staff

    15 - 17 September 2015

    A 3 day capacity building workshop will be jointly organized by the Labour and Human Resource Department, Government of Punjab and the ILO from 15-17 September, 2015 at Lahore. A total of 42 District Managers and Social Mobilizers of the Integrated Project for Promotion of Decent Work for Vulnerable Workers in Punjab Province will participate in this workshop.

  12. Seminar on “Climate Change and Vulnerabilities of Peasants and Farm Communities of Sindh”

    9 September 2015

    The Seminar will raise awareness and enhance understanding of the relationship between climate change and human security; will suggest adaptation and mitigation actions and thus sensitize the audience about the need for timely measures on the Climatic Impact Models. The audience includes local government departments, the academia, the private sector and the civil society. The event is part of ILO’s project “Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province” funded by United Nations Trust Funds for Human Security - UNTFHS.

  13. DWCP Priority Setting Session

    4 September 2015

    The Government of Pakistan through the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & HRD will convene a tripartite consultative meeting for the development of the next DWCP. The objective of this meeting is to agree on the road map for the finalization and launch of the DWCP as well as the priorities for the period 2016-2020.

  14. Launch of Gender Sensitive Labour Inspection System (GSIS) web portal

    2 September 2015

    The Gender Sensitive Labour Inspection System (GSIS) web portal will be launched at a ceremony on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at ILO Building in Islamabad from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm. The occasion will be graced by the Canadian Ambassador, Ms Heather Cruden. The web portal was developed under the ILO project ‘Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment’ (GE4DE), funded by the Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Government of Canada, as part of its work with provincial governments’ Departments of Labour (DOL) to mainstream gender in labour inspection.

  15. Project workshop on “More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in Pakistan”

    27 August 2015

    Awareness raising seminar, facilitated by ILO Decent Work Team (DWT) and ILO Headquarters, on the implementation of MNE Declaration. This intervention is being implemented in collaboration with the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP)

  16. First meeting of the Pakistan Textiles Exporters Association Project Advisory Committee

    25 August 2015

    A Public Private Partnership (PPP) was signed between the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Pakistan Textiles Exporters Association (PTEA) in February this year to promote and facilitate Labour Law Compliance in the Textile Sector in Faisalabad. The first meeting of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) will be convened on August 25th and will be chaired by the Federal Secretary at the Federal Ministry of OP&HRD. The main objective of the PAC is to provide policy oversight, guidance and support for the implementation of the partnership framework. The members of the PAC include; Ministries of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Textile Industries, Commerce, Department of Labour and Human Resource in Punjab, Pakistan Textiles Exporters Association, Employers Federation of Pakistan and Pakistan Workers Federation, and the ILO as technical partner.

  17. ILO Country Directors mission to Punjab

    25 August 2015

    To attend school enrolment campaign for children in brick kilns at Nakana Sahib, Punjab province. The province of Punjab aims to eliminate all forms of child and bonded labour over the next six months.

  18. ILO Country Directors mission to Sindh

    24 August 2015

    As part of his concluding visits to the four provinces in Pakistan, Mr Francesco d’Ovidio will meet with Secretary Labour-Sindh, Social Partners and Stakeholders to reaffirm ILO’s commitment towards the promotion of decent work in Pakistan and Sindh Province in particular.

  19. Stakeholder Consultation and Strategic Planning for the project on “Elimination of Child Labour & Promotion of Decent Work in the Stora Enso Value Chain”

    21 - 22 August 2015

    The purpose of this workshop, facilitated by ILO Islamabad and Headquarters, is to initiate participatory planning for the design of the full project document that will include research, training, pilot community interventions and technical support to mainstream decent work in the company’s value chain.

  20. ILO Country Directors Mission to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    17 August 2015

    As part of his concluding visits to the four provinces in Pakistan, Mr Francesco d’Ovidio will meet with Secretary Labour Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Social Partners and Stakeholders to reaffirm ILO’s commitment towards the promotion of decent work in Pakistan and KPK Province in particular.