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. Second meeting of the Federal Tripartite Consultative Committee on ILS

    27 January 2015

    The second meeting of the Federal Tripartite Consultative Committee on ILS is being held on 27 January 2015 at the Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development in Islamabad. The FTCC is composed of representatives from the Provincial Departments of Labour , Employers Federation of Pakistan and Pakistan Workers Federation. The second meeting of the FTCC will review important areas including enforcement of provisions of Convention on Tripartite Consultation, C144, through District based social dialogue mechanism, development process of Provincial Labour Laws in post 18th amendment scenario, Labour Inspection reforms – a shift from activity to system based inspection amongst other issues. The Committee will also discuss the way forward for the consolidation and submission of ILS reports due in 2015.

  2. First Meeting of the ‘Buyers Forum'

    26 January 2015

    As a follow up to the Buyers Forum established on 16 Dec 2014 as a result of the two days interaction with 17 international buyer representatives on ‘Promoting Decent Work for Sustainable Textile and Garment Sector in Pakistan’, the participants agreed to meet again in January 2015 to discuss the operational modality of the forum and chalk out the priority areas that need policy and programme interventions. The meeting is being held on 26 January and will be facilitated by the International Finance Corporation, Netherlands Government and the International Labour Organization.

  3. Training on International Labour Standards Reporting

    21 - 23 January 2015

    A three day training of labour officials will be convened on International Labour Standards covering ILS concepts, practices, and reporting challenges. This training is being held under the auspices of the ILO project of support to the Federal Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development on “Strengthening ILS Compliance and Reporting in Pakistan”. Provincial officials from department of labour and the representatives from EFP and PWF will participate in the training.

  4. Joint Labour Law Review/Gender Focal Person’s (GFP’s) meeting

    15 January 2015

    Meeting to review labour laws while finalizing all feedback and edits to complete province wise drafts for onward submission to respective competent authorities


  1. Meeting of the National Tripartite Consultative Committee on International Labour Standards (ILS)

    19 December 2014

    The Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development is organising the meeting of the National Tripartite Consultative Committee on ILS. The meeting will be participated by the representatives of all Provincial Departments of Labour, Employers’ and Workers’ Organisations (EFP and PWF). The NTCC will deliberate on the ILS reports due for submission in year 2014-15. Other pending issues that will be included in the programme will focus on Complaints mechanism on Freedom of Association, Labour Law Review in line with ILS and stock taking of progress vis-à-vis establishment of the ILS units in the Provinces.

  2. Launch of Code of Conduct and National Action Plan on Ethical Recruitment

    17 December 2014

    Pakistan Overseas Employment Promoters Association (POEPA) will unveil their National Action Plan (NAP) on Ethical Recruitment and will sign it to show their commitment and action to promote ethical recruitment practices in Pakistan. POEPA has developed their sectoral Code of Ethical Conduct and NAP with the technical and financial support from ILO under EU funded project South Asia Labour Migration Governance. Action Plan focus on POEPA strengthening, protection of migrant workers, lobbying and advocacy for easy and low cost migration processes, better anticipation of skills needs, exchange good practices at regional level and promotion of ethical recruitment.

  3. Media Briefing on Migrant Workers 'Fair Migration: Moving the debate forward'

    17 December 2014

    On the occasion of International Migration Day, ILO and IOM jointly are organizing an interactive briefing session for media representatives. Experts from the ILO, IOM, Government of Pakistan and the European Union will share their thoughts and actions to improve governance of labour migration and realizing decent work for them and role of international stakeholders in saving migrants from abuse and exploitation under the theme for the day “Fair Migration: Moving the debate forward”

  4. Buyers meeting

    15 - 16 December 2014

    Over 30 Buyers sourcing garments, textile and apparel will convene in Islamabad to establish the first Buyers Forum in Pakistan. The buyers will discuss sustainable practices and improved compliance and reporting on environmental, labour and health & safety standards and their implementation in the garment and textile sector in Pakistan. This event is co-organized by the ILO, IFC and Royal Dutch Embassy in collaboration in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan.

  5. Launch of Pakistan’s Decent Work Country Profile

    15 December 2014

    The Government of Pakistan in collaboration with the ILO will launch the country’s Decent Work Country Profile. Decent Work Country Profiles provide key information for designing and monitoring the Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCP) and represent an advocacy tool to mainstream decent work into national development policies. They are developed with ILO’s tripartite constituents in mind, and are intended to facilitate social dialogue and greater engagement of social partners in the design and implementation of policies and programmes for decent work and broader national development objectives.

  6. Knowledge sharing workshop on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in Sindh

    28 November 2014

    A Dissemination Event on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) will take place at Moven Pick Hotel Karachi. In addition to sharing knowledge and experiences on the initial roll out of Joint Action Plan on OSH for Sindh which was developed in 2013, and get feedback from the key stakeholders, the event will advocate for ratification of ILO Convention 155 on OSH by Pakistan. The dissemination event will be graced by the Netherlands Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr Marcel de Vink and Mr Francesco d’Ovidio, Director for ILO Country Office.

  7. Textile Summit 2014

    27 November 2014

    The Ministry of Textile Industry is holding the ‘first Textiles Summit’ in Lahore. The Ministry has invited the Prime Minister of Pakistan as Chief Guest and some key Ministers such as Minister for Planning and Commerce. The objectives of the summit are to promote the national textile industry, showcase research and development, explore the latest innovation in textile machinery and technology, provide a networking opportunity for local and international professionals, attract foreign investment, increase export and address issues such as the energy crisis.

  8. Tripartite Plus Consultation on Public Private Partnership framework on ILS implementation in textiles sector

    25 October 2014

    The activity directly corresponds to DWCP priorities 1 and 4 on Labour Law Review and Promoting Tripartite Social Dialogue.

  9. 2nd ILO Journalism awards 2014

    24 October 2014 - 15 February 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Pakistan under its Project on Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) announces call for entries for the 2nd ILO Journalism Awards for excellence in gender responsive journalism.

  10. Technical Workshop on Green Jobs and Green Entrepreneurship

    11 - 13 August 2014

    The Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province (LRP) in collaboration with the ILO regional office Bangkok will hold a three (3) day technical workshop on “Green Jobs and Green Entrepreneurship” (11-13 August 2014).

  11. National conference on skills in demand in GCC countries: Challenges and opportunities for Pakistan

    26 June 2014

    The ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project (SALM), funded by the European Union, will in collaboration with the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation, organize a national level conference on how to respond to the current and future skills and occupations in demand in GCC countries.

  12. Roundtable on ‘Pakistani Textile in International Arena’

    24 May 2014

    Netherlands is one of the buyers of Pakistani textiles and in line with the present Government of Pakistan’s stated policy of moving from ‘aid to trade’, the Government of Netherlands intends to enhance imports of Pakistani textile and garments in next few years. For this purpose, H.E. Lilliane Ploumen, Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands will visit Pakistan on 23-24 May 2014. At this occasion, the Royal Netherlands Embassy and ILO would organize a tripartite roundtable to discuss key challenges and opportunities for ILS compliant production enhancement in textile sector of Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan, provincial Governments, major textile and garments associations, employers, workers, academia and civil society organizations would participate.

  13. South Asia Labour Conference 2014: Fostering regional cooperation for Decent Work

    24 - 26 April 2014

    ILO Islamabad provided technical support to the Government of Punjab, Labour & Human Resource Department in organizing a 3-day ‘South Asia Labour Conference’. Purpose of the conference is to strengthen regional cooperation for promoting Decent Work in South Asia. The conference discussed seven thematic areas of common interest for South Asian countries. More than 300 delegates from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan participated in the conference.

  14. Training of trainers towards flexible training approaches

    8 - 10 April 2014

    The ILO project entitled “The Livelihood Restoration and Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province” in collaboration with International Training Center (ITC)-ILO has organized a three day “Training of trainers” workshop on flexible learning and training design; incorporating the different instructional parameters (needs analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) on competency based, demand driven, flexible training delivery methods. Participants will include vocational training trainers from government and private sector training institutions working in the project districts.


  1. End of project experience sharing seminar

    30 December 2013

    To share best practices and lessons learned, a seminar is planned on 30 December, 2013 at Islamabad under the project on “Strengthening Law Enforcement Responses and Actions against Internal Trafficking and Bonded Labour in Sindh & Punjab Provinces, Pakistan” funded under J/TIP.

  2. Joint Action Plan to Promote Workplace Safety and Health being launched in Sindh

    4 October 2013

    In response to the the Baldia Town Factory Fire in Karachi, Department of Labour, Government of Sindh, Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) with the technical support of ILO, will validate and officially launch a Joint Action Plan to promote workplace safety and health on 4 October 2013 in Sindh.