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.

2017

  1. National tripartite consultation on Occupational Safety and Heath in the mining sector

    21 - 22 November 2017

    The ILO Pakistan Office will convene a tripartite consultation on Occupational Safety and Health in the Mining Sector in Pakistan. The OSH tripartite conference will discuss the safety issues and will try to formulate a way forward to promote a preventative and safety culture in the mines, to reduce accidents, to enhance production and to forge a cooperation between the tripartite stake holders; the government, the mine owners and the workers.

  2. Factory Based Workshops (FBW) on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

    6 - 10 November 2017

    The ILO in collaboration with Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Pakistan Sports Goods Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PSGMEA) will conduct a 5 day training on OSH to sports goods industry in Sialkot under the Project on “More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in Asia (Pakistan) – Phase II” funded by the Government of Japan. The objective of the training is to enhance awareness and strengthen understanding on OSH among the participants.

  3. Stakeholders’ Dialogue on EFP’s National Business Agenda and MNE Declaration

    19 October 2017

    Employers’ Federation of Pakistan with the technical assistance of ILO is raising awareness among stakeholders on key elements of the ILO’s Declaration on Multinational Enterprises & Social Policy through a panel discussion focusing opportunities & challenges concerning occupational, safety & health and women engagement in the workforce.

  4. Provincial Consultative Workshop on Youth Employment Framework

    18 October 2017

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

  5. National Consultation on Labour Migration & Fair Recruitment

    11 October 2017

    The ILO is embarking on a project funded by the European Union on ‘Fair Recruitment practices’ - “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration or REFRAME. In this regard, a national consultation was held in Islamabad on 11th October 2017 to identify the challenges and priorities for action and implementation modalities of this new project”

  6. Provincial Youth Consultation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    29 August 2017

    The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in collaboration with Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) and the ILO will hold a Provincial Consultative workshop on the National Youth Employment Framework in Peshawar. This is the first in a series of consultations in developing provincial youth employment strategies. The National Youth Employment Framework includes seven thematic areas of action including: 1) Education and Training 2) Employment opportunities at provincial level 3) Youth Employment in Rural Value Chains 4) Youth Employment in Mega Development Projects 5) Overseas Employment of Youth 6) Self-employment and Enterprise Development and 7) Social Protection for unemployed Youth.

  7. 9th Meeting of the Pakistan Buyers’ Forum

    23 August 2017

    The 9th meeting of the Pakistan Buyers’ Forum will be held at Avari Hotel in Lahore on 23 August 2017. The meeting will cobe co-convened by the ILO, IFC and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Pakistan. The key features of the meeting are sessions with ILO the Better Work teamProgram team and Industry Associations. The purpose is to reflect on challenges and opportunities in the Textile and garment sectors in Pakistan. The programme also includes presentations on sustainability projects; regional interventions on Life and Building Safety, and ILO project on Labour and Environmental Standards and Compliance in Pakistan. ILO and IFC will share information about their mapping initiatives on ‘Private Compliances’ and ‘Market Segmentation’.

  8. Awareness raising event on ILO conventions C-87, C-98 and C-155

    18 August 2017

    All Pakistan Labour Federation with financial support of ILO is spreading the importance of increased trade unionism, collective bargaining and occupational safety and health for promoting decent work and thus industrial peace in the perspective of GSP Plus and international competitiveness of the country.

  9. Round-table discussion on modern forms of slavery

    4 August 2017

    ILO provided information on various forms and manifestations of modern slavery, ongoing work on it and the opportunities, issues and challenges in providing a coherent, coordinated and systematic response.

  10. National Labour Law Symposium

    19 - 20 July 2017

    The ILO Pakistan Office, in collaboration with the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CEIP) and the U.S Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and USAID, will convene a National Labour Law Symposium on the 19-20 July 2017. The symposium aims to provide an opportunity to the stake holders to discuss the relevant key issues, emerging challenges, and share experiences and best practises which potentially have a positive impact on the commercial and economic activity in Pakistan.

  11. National Consultation on Labour Inspection Management Information System

    18 July 2017

    It is widely agreed that a technological based Labour Inspection-Management Information System (LI-MIS) is instrumental in meeting state level reporting obligations in accordance with the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No 81) and the periodical reporting on measures a country has taken to implement the Convention, cf. article 22 of the ILO Constitution.

  12. Business round-table supported by the Child Labour Platform (CLP)

    12 July 2017

    This Round-table with CLP members and other companies will provide a forum for open discussion on the practical challenges and solutions of ensuring that supply chains are free from child labour.

  13. Commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) organized by the Labour and Human Resource Department, Government of Punjab

    12 June 2017

    Large number of government officials, representatives of employers, workers, NGOs, civil society along with children and their who are beneficiaries of Punjab Government’s schemes participated. The Project Director, Punjab Integrated project while sharing the progress informed that the project will be launched in all 36 districts of the Punjab Province. The Country Director, ILO Office for Pakistan appreciated government’s efforts and indicated that a lot more needs to be done, yet. Punjab Minister for Labour assured continuation government commitment till the Punjab is child labour free.

  14. Joint event with UNICEF and Children Commissioner’s office to mark the World Day against Child Labour

    12 June 2017

    The event was organized jointly with UNICEF and the Children Commissioner’s office. Mrs Raheela Durrani, speaker of Balochistan Assembly and Mr. Salman Faruqi, Federal Ombudsman appreciated the provincial governments for enacting child labour laws, though, they pointed out the need for harmonizing the legislation and better enforcement thereof.

  15. ILO Conference on Wages, Work and Trade: the Future for Pakistan

    10 - 11 May 2017

    The ILO hosted a two day conference on “Wages, Work and Trade: The Future for Pakistan” attended by over 100 representatives of the federal and provincial government, international buyers, employers’ organisations, workers’ organisations, civil society groups, diplomatic partners, development agencies.

  16. Stakeholders reiterate workers’ rights

    30 April 2017

    A large number of workers along with representatives of all walks of life participated in the event organized by the Government of Punjab in cooperation with workers organizations to commemorate the International Labour Day.

  17. Training workshop on Occupational Safety and Health Inspection for Technical Labour Inspectors of Sindh province

    26 April 2017

    The training aimed at building the capacity of technical Labour Inspectors of Sindh province

  18. Consultation on Optimizing the Collection and Use of Data on Occupational Safety & Health

    25 April 2017

    To commemorate the World Day on OSH, ILO organized a Consultation to have an academic discussion on the global theme 'optimizing collection and use of OSH Data' to identify avenues for future collaboration among key stakeholders. The Consultation was organized as part of the newly started project on ‘Promoting International Labour & Environmental Standards in Pakistani SMEs (ILES)’.

  19. National Steering Committee on Youth Employment

    12 April 2017

    ILO is providing technical support to the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) for developing a national youth employment framework which includes development of a ‘National Vision for Youth Employment’ – and ‘Provincial Youth Employment Strategies’ through establishment of provincial youth employment steering committees. The first meeting of the ‘National Steering Committee on Youth Employment’ will take place on 12th April 2017 in the Committee Room of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Islamabad, with representatives of all Provinces to discuss current situation of youth employment in each province and develop a future course of action.

  20. Business to Business Trade Event

    6 April 2017

    The ILO and GIZ hosted a meeting and trade fair to facilitate contacts between members of the Buyers Forum and GIZ’s partner factories in Punjab. Eight factories producing textiles, garments and leatherwear, which have worked with GIZ’s programming in Punjab to improve compliance with international labour and environmental standards, had the opportunity to meet with members of the Buyers Forum and to present their products. The meeting also included details of the business cases established by GIZ’s dialogue approach, demonstrating the link between improved compliance, increased productivity, higher wages and a more stable workforce. It is hoped that the factories can leverage their improved compliance to gain access to wider international markets.