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.

2018

  1. Consultative Workshop on Drafting Rules of Business for Sindh Labour Laws

    26 - 27 June 2018

    The Sindh Labour and Human Resource Department in collaboration with the ILO, will organize the second phase of consultations to develop Rules of Business for its labour laws.

  2. Experts group meeting on ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work and seminar on C-100 and C-111

    24 May 2018

    Under its EU funded project on promoting equality, the ILO in collaboration with CARE Pakistan will hold an Experts Group meeting on Ending Violence and Harassment of Women and Men in the World of Work and a Seminar on C-100 and C-111. Employers and Workers will present their analysis on the two conventions while expert panellists will deliberate on various aspects of harassment and violence against men and women in the world of work.

  3. Long term compensation ceremony for Ali Enterprise factory fire beneficiaries

    19 May 2018

    The ILO will participate in a ceremony organized by the Sindh Labour and Human Resource Department and Sindh Employees Social Security Institution to mark the start of the disbursement of long term additional compensation for the beneficiaries of the Ali Enterprise factory fire. The additional employment injury benefits financed by the factory’s main buyer, German retailer KiK, will be administered in line with the ILO Convention on Employment Injury Benefits (C 121).

  4. Stakeholder’s Validation workshop: Assessment of skills gaps and decent work deficits in selected agro-food value chains in GB Province

    7 May 2018

    The ILO will convene a stakeholder’s validation workshop on the Assessment of skills gaps and decent work deficits in selected agro-food value chains in Gilgit Baltistan Province The findings of the study will help design skills development initiatives to improve working conditions, productivity and income.

  5. Commemoration of International day on Health and Safety at Work

    7 May 2018

    Every year, 28th April marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work and this year’s theme is “Generation Safe and Healthy”. In commemoration of this event, Employers Federation of Pakistan will host its 13th Annual Awards ceremony to recognize those employers that demonstrate a firm commitment towards the common goal of safer workplaces and healthy workers in Pakistan.

  6. Consultative Workshop on Drafting Rules of Business for Sindh Labour Laws

    3 - 4 May 2018

    The Labour and Human Resource Department of Sindh will convene a two day tripartite plus consultation to draft the Rules of Business for six labour laws. This activity is technically and financially supported by two ILO projects i.e. The European Union funded project on “International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs” and “Labour Standards in Global supply chains in Asia (LSGSC)” project financed by Ministry for Development Cooperation (BMZ).

  7. Project Concluding Seminar: More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Enterprises

    30 April 2018

    The ILO country office in Islamabad will hold a project concluding seminar for the Multinational Enterprises & Social Policy (MNE) Declaration Project “More & Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in the Sports Goods Sector”. The seminar will showcase the results, good practices, and the lessons learnt from the project funded by the Government of Japan and began in 2015.

  8. Commemoration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    26 April 2018

    The ILO will undertake a site visit to Bulleh Sha Packing’s factory in Kasur as part of the commemorative events for the 2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work . During the planned visit, the ILO Team will brief the sustainability team on this year's theme i.e. Generation-Safe and Healthy.

  9. Tripartite-plus Consultation on Female Labour Migration

    29 March 2018

    To identify reasons for low Female Labour Migration in Pakistan, ILO-Islamabad has initiated a national study under its EU-funded REFRAME Project and organized a Tripartite Consultation to discuss the matter in detail and identify avenues for improvement.

  10. Sialkot sports goods sector promotes a level playing field

    28 March 2018

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Baidarie and with the technical assistance of the Japan funded Project on “ More and Better Jobs in the Sports Goods Sector through Socially Responsible Enterprises” will hold a sensitization event with stakeholders on the importance of sports activities to achieve decent work agenda. The event draws on the guidelines provided under the Multi-National Enterprises (MNE) Declaration.

  11. Stakeholder Meeting on Instruments Pending to the Competent Authority

    28 March 2018

    The EU funded project on International Labour and Environmental Standards (ILES) will hold a one-day National Consultation of key stakeholders to discuss the 39 ILO Instruments that require submission to the competent authority. The workshop will draw participants from various departments from all provinces, AJK, GB and ministries at federal, representatives of employers, workers and civil society. The Government of Pakistan also has an obligation to consult with the representative organisations of employers and workers prior to the submission of Instruments due to its obligations under the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)

  12. Third batch of Labour Inspectors’ Nationwide Training Program in Punjab

    27 February - 1 March 2018

    ILO’s Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) is implementing a nationwide training program for labour inspecting staff of Provincial Labour Inspectorates. The training program so far had successfully completed eleven cohorts in which a total of 302 inspecting staff [292 men and 10 women] from Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB and Punjab have been trained. This training will attempt to provide opportunity to another group of 30 labour inspectors improve theoretical and practical competencies focusing on a) labour inspection regulatory frameworks, b) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and c) contemporary labour inspection methodologies/skills.

  13. Eleventh batch of National Labour Inspectors’ Training Program

    16 - 19 January 2018

    The ILO’s Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) will train its 11th cohort of labour inspectors from Punjab to improve theoretical and practical competencies on labour inspection regulatory frameworks, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and contemporary labour inspection methodologies/skills.

  14. Collective bargaining and negotiation skills training workshop for ILO’s Tripartite Constituents in Pakistan

    8 - 11 January 2018

    A four-day training workshop, is being organised by the GIZ funded Project on Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO). The participants of the workshop will include; government, employers and union representatives from Sindh and Balochistan. The workshop will explore successful collective bargaining and bipartite negotiation structures and practices and enhance participants’ capacity in engaging in meaningful collective bargaining and negotiation processes.

2017

  1. Tripartite Consultative Meeting on findings of Diagnostic Study on Decent Work in Rural Economy in Pakistan

    20 December 2017

    On 20th December 2017, the preliminary findings of the “Diagnostic Study on Decent Work in Rural Economy of Pakistan” were shared with tripartite-plus stakeholders. Serious efforts to create awareness, institutional arrangements and support mechanisms for rural workers to access decent work was the underlying conclusion of this national consultation.

  2. Tenth cohort of National Labour Inspectors’ Training Program

    19 - 20 December 2017

    ILO’s Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) will conduct a training for its 10th cohort of the first batch of Labour Inspectors from Punjab. The objective of the training is to improve both theoretical and practical competencies on labour inspection regulatory frameworks, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and contemporary labour inspection methodologies/skills.

  3. Provincial Youth Employment Consultative Workshop

    19 December 2017

    On 19th December 2017, the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO) and Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) convened provincial consultation on Youth Employment Framework in Muzaffarabad. This was fourth consultation after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Balochistan, aimed at devising consensus based youth employment strategies. The event was attended by Government departments, academia, UN agencies, Youth-led organizations, civil society organizations, Workers’ organization and Youth from AJK.

  4. Training of labour inspectors of Sindh on inspection of wages

    14 December 2017

    The ILO’s project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) is organizing a one day training workshop on “Inspection of Wages” for a group of 30 labour inspectors from the Department of Labour (DoL) Sindh. The workshop is aimed at providing the inspecting the Department of Labour Sindh’s labour inspectors an opportunity to improve the knowledge of labour inspectors on key concepts on wages and its enforcement.

  5. Provincial Consultative Workshop on Youth Employment Framework

    29 November 2017

    The ILO will support the Government of Balochistan and Prime Ministers’ Youth Programme (PMYP) in organizing a consultative workshop on Youth Employment Framework in Quetta. This is part of a series of consultations across the country aimed at devising consensus based strategies for youth employment and empowerment.

  6. National Tripartite Consultation on Occupational Safety and Health Legislation

    23 - 24 November 2017

    The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development in collaboration with the ILO will convene a National Tripartite Consultation on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Legislation with funding from the EU and Dutch Government. The objective of the meeting is to gain a shared understanding among the tripartite constituents from the provinces and regions as well as other stakeholders on how to develop sound OSH legislation and draw consensus on a harmonized approach to this matter.