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. Inception workshop for livelihood restoration, protection and sustainable empowerment of vulnerable peasant communities in Sindh province

    28 August 2013

    The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the project design and consolidate among other technical aspects, the beneficiary and geographic targeting and the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in selected areas within Dadu and Mirpurkhas Districts. The consultative workshop will assist in the finalization of a detailed implementation plan which will be produced by the project's technical working group (TWG). The workshop will be conducted jointly by participating agencies (ILO, FAO and UN-WOMEN).

  2. Two Days Tri-partite Workshop on “Streamlining Coordination on the Application and Reporting of International Labour Standards”, PC Bhurban 19-20 August 2013

    19 - 20 August 2013

    Since the next CEACR report is due on 1st September 2013, in order to update the tripartite constituents on the developments and to seek comments on the “Draft ILS Report”, the Ministry in collaboration with ILO has organized a two day workshop for the focal persons on “Strengthening Pakistan’s Capacity on ILS Reporting” from 19-20 August at PC Bhurban. Meeting of the ILS Coordination Committee would also take place on 20th August, 2013 during the workshop for report finalization.

  3. Improving the Management of Training Institutions: Training of Principals of Technical and Vocational training Institutions for Industry Driven Skills Development

    1 - 6 July 2013

    Due to their role in the development of skills and competencies, vocational training institutions are central in providing the skilled workforce needed to improve productivity and growth in more and better jobs. A six day training course for 35 Principals of TVET Institutes from Punjab and Balochistan “Management of Training Institutes” will be held in Lahore from July 1 to July 6, 2013. The training is being delivered by Mr Rod Murray, Skills Specialist and facilitated by national resource persons Ms Naheed Azim (STEVTA) and Mr Farrukh Bashir (PVTC). The course covers topics such as Flexible Rural Training and Training for Vulnerable Groups, Apprenticeships and Gender Equity. The Principals will be developing action plans to set goals and track progress towards improving the management of their institutes. This training is being organized under the One UN project “Empowering Vulnerable Groups through Education, Employment and Training (EET)”.

  4. Seminar to Promote Minimum Wages in Punjab

    13 June 2013

    ILO jointly with the Minimum Wage Board is promoting among employers and workers organisation the need to observe minimum wages. The Seminar will be attended by more than 100 delegates of employers and workers.

  5. Launching of first Punjab Employment Trends Report

    13 June 2013

    First ever Employment Trends Report launched in Lahore on the 13th June. The launching event has been organised by ILO and Labour Department Punjab.

  6. Commemorating the World Day Against Child Labour in Sialkot

    11 June 2013

    ILO in collaboration with the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) is observing the world day against child labour. A seminar has been organised at the SCCI premises in Sialkot

  7. Acknowledging the Community Efforts to fight Child Labour, Village Bhagwal Awan, Sialkot

    11 June 2013

    ILO and NGO Bunyad have jointly organized an Awareness Seminar to observe World Day Against Child Labour at a community sustained college. About 16 years ago, under the ILO's Project to eliminate child labour from the soccer ball industry, a small one room non-formal education centre was established in Bhagwal Awan village, District Sialkot. The objective was to rehabilitate child labourers under the ILO Project. After the project was completed the community owned the school and its dynamic teacher Ms. Farzana continued with the school. Now the school has been transformed into a college with more than 650 students.

  8. Training of Management of Training Institutes (MoTI)

    13 - 18 May 2013

    A six day training course for selected Principals and Vice-Principals of TEVT Institutes of Punjab and Baluchistan provinces on “Management of Training Institutes” will be held. The purpose is to further enhance their capacity to align their training programs with the trends in the labour-market and adopt a result-oriented approach for future training activities. 35 officials will be trained in this training.

  9. Dialogue on 'Prioritizing Employment: More and Better Jobs in KP’

    18 April 2013

    Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan with second lowest human development indicators. The province has faced number of crises over the last few years which includes a devastating earthquake, armed conflicts, floods, terrorism and energy crises. In a recent development, the Government has prioritized 'Employment Promotion' as one of key priorities for the province. ILO facilitated the Government of KP to organize a Dialogue on Employment Promotion with key stakeholders. It was unanimously agreed to develop a comprehensive Employment Policy for the province of KP which is based on ground realities and is fully institutionalized once developed. Support from ILO was requested in this process.

  10. National Seminar: Promoting Industry Institute Linkages –to improve the quality and relevance of TEVT.

    16 April 2013

    The project has supported Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority in strengthening industry-institute linkages (IIL) and work place learning (WPL) for TEVT institutes. In this regard studies to look at the current IIL and WPL practices were undertaken. A national seminar to present the findings and recommendations of the studies and to bring to light enablers and barriers of workplace learning in the context to technical and vocational education; and promote importance of IIL and WPL in workforce skills development.

  11. Know about Business (KAB) –One day refresher for KAB facilitators

    2 April 2013

    Refresher training for KAB facilitators will be conducted for Punjab Vocational Training Council and Punjab Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority. The refresher would give the facilitators an opportunity to discuss any issues and challenges that they are facing in implementation of KAB in their institutes. Facilitators from various institutes (rural and urban) of Punjab will participate in the refresher.

  12. Launch of ILO's Maternity Resource Package

    27 March 2013

    Designed by 7 global organizations including United Nations agencies, the package bring together information and tools, expertise and knowledge concerning each and every component comprising maternity protection at work into one place. For ILO in Pakistan, the GE4DE project has been identified for the launch and subsequent follow-up with tripartite partners for its implementation. The dates mentioned here are mostly indicative.

  13. IT training for Karachi’s fire victims in TTC (Technical Training Centre, Bufferzone) for Women

    26 March 2013

    An RNA (Rapid Needs Assessment) was conducted in which IT (Information & Technology) was found to be the more demanded training for women victims of this tragedy. The training will enable these women to get decent employment, compensating them for the income their deceased love ones used to bring in. The dates mentioned here are mostly indicative.

  14. Sensitization of Brick Kiln Owners

    26 March 2013

    On extension of social security benefits to the brick kiln sector workers, this event will be organized for the members of Brick Kiln Owners Association of Pakistan in Lahore.

  15. Under the Combating Abusive Child Labour II Project Starter Kits Distribution Ceremony for the children who have completed their literacy and vocational training

    20 March 2013

    Those children who had been withdrawn from WFCL have completed vocational skills training in various non-hazardous trades. They will be provided with starter tool kits in order to start their own self-employment.

  16. Media Training on Bonded Labour

    19 March 2013

    Capacity building training session for media will be conducted to sensitize them on reporting the issues and practices related to bonded labour and internal trafficking in Multan

  17. Meeting of JAP Working Group on OSH

    12 March 2013

    Second meeting of JAP-Working Groups will be convened on 12th March 2013 to finalize the JAP Matrices - in the presence of Mr Amin Al-Wreidat, ILO OSH Specialist DWT Delhi

  18. Tripartite Consultation on Post 2015 Development Agenda

    12 March 2013

    The purpose of the meeting is to brief the ILO's Constituents on the process and solicit their feedback and inputs to be considered while developing the global post 2015 Development Agenda.

  19. Labour Market Information - Punjab

    11 - 13 March 2013

    Second phase of LMI training of core staff, of Punjab Labour Market Information and resource centre (Punjab LMIRC unit), will be held. The training will cover, data interpretation, analyses and report writing. The number of participants is 15 for this three days trainings.

  20. Stakeholders' Consultation

    9 March 2013

    To facilitate the process of establishing NFE centres/literacy schools in brick kiln; this consultation among the Literacy & Non-Formal Basic Education Department, Government of Punjab, Brick Kiln Owners Association of Pakistan, relevant state department, INGOs and NGOs is planned in Faisalabad