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. 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

  2. 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)’.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. The Pakistan Buyers’ Forum

    5 April 2017

    The ILO, with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, IFC and IDH, supported a meeting of the Pakistan Buyers’ Forum in Lahore. Members presented successful models of sustainable production practices. They also had the opportunity to discuss the textile and garment sector in Pakistan, its challenges and the implications of Pakistan’s GSP+ status with the Dutch Ambassador for Human Rights, His Excellency Mr Kees van Baar, as part of his visit to Pakistan. Discussions were also held with members of the diplomatic and development community, including representatives of the European Union Mission to Pakistan, Embassy of the United States and Japan International Development Agency. The Forum will take forward plans to build linkages with industry trade associations and strengthen ties with Pakistan’s government.

  6. Workshop on MNE Declaration and Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work

    14 - 16 March 2017

    A three day workshop on MNE Declaration and Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work is being organized for the ILO’s constituents (government, employers and workers organizations), trade bodies/business associations, representatives of brands/sourcing companies, trade unions, Directors/HR/CSR/Compliance Managers of the export oriented sports goods manufacturers in Sialkot and members of the Task Force established under the Project.

  7. Capacity development workshop of Trade Union members of AJK

    22 - 23 February 2017

    The Department of Labour (DoL) of AJK with the assistance of ILO and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) is organizing a 2-day training for different labour union representatives of AJK. The overall objective of this training is the strengthening of tripartite labour administration system through capacity building of Trade Unions in AJK. Mr Zahoor Awan, General Secretary PWF, will facilitate this training and help AJK Trade Union representatives to better understand their role in freedom of association, collective bargaining, collection of funds, and move towards a Trade Union Federation

  8. Training of Labour Inspectors on Effective Labour Inspection in Sindh Province

    14 - 16 February 2017

    This three days training event envisage to build the technical capacity of the Labour Inspectors of Sindh province.

  9. Three days’ Workshop on improving the compliance & reporting of Core Labour Standards

    8 February - 10 January 2017

    ILO in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and with the financial assistance of European Union organized a tri-partite plus consultation workshop to contribute to greater understanding of international labour standards and also support evolving a national action plan to strengthen compliance and reporting of core international labour standards

  10. National Tripartite Consultation on Labour Legislation in Post-Devolution Scenario

    17 - 18 January 2017

    In backdrop of 18th Constitutional Amendment in Pakistan and devolution of ‘Labour’ as a subject to the Provincial Governments, all four Provincial Governments as well as some of the Regions & States have started a labour legislation process to provincialize all important labour laws. Different approaches were adopted for this purpose and each Province and Region is at a different level of completing this important process. In order to grasp the current situation of Provincial & Regional Labour Legislation, understanding the provincial priorities, and challenges in enforcement of Labour Laws, the 7th Federal Tripartite Consultative Committee (FTCC) meeting held on 24th November 2016, decided to organize a National Tripartite-plus Consultation. It is the first ever opportunity for the Federal and Provincial Tripartite Consultative Committee members to sit together and jointly review labour legislation process – and plan a way forward.


  1. Seminar on ‘Role of Overseas Pakistanis in National Development’

    22 December 2016

    In commemoration of the ‘International Migrants Day’, ILO is providing technical support to the Government of Pakistan, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) – a subsidiary of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) for organizing a seminar on ‘Role of Overseas Pakistanis in National Development’. The seminar will discuss different options and possibilities for enhancing role of Pakistan diaspora in promoting economic growth and decent work opportunities in Pakistan. For this purpose, different options for facilitating overseas Pakistanis in their endeavours for investment and technical inputs will be discussed in the event.

  2. Training of Labour Inspectors of Sindh Province on Effective Labour Inspection

    20 - 22 December 2016

    This three days training intends to build the technical capacity of the Labour Inspectors of Sindh province.

  3. Awareness Raising Seminar on Child Labour

    19 - 22 December 2016

    Awareness raising seminars at field centres of Bulleh Shah Packaging, on elimination of child labour and promotion of decent work, will be conducted in Punjab and Sindh.

  4. 32nd Annual Conference of ‘Pakistan Society of Development Economists’ with a focus on ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’

    13 - 15 December 2016

    ILO provided partial support to the 32nd Annual Conference of PSDE on ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’ primarily due to its relevance with Labour Market Dynamics. The ILO Senior Employment Specialist, Mr Nomaan Majid from DWT-Delhi participated in one of the eight Panel Discussions and elaborated the pre-requisites for enhancing decent work opportunities through mega development programme of China and Pakistan.

  5. Training of Labour Inspectors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province on Effective Labour Inspection

    5 - 7 December 2016

    This three days training attempted to build the technical capacity of 30 Labour Inspectors of KP province.

  6. Social Protection Training Workshop

    5 - 6 December 2016

    ILO supported a two-day training course for District Social Protection Committees in the piloting districts (Nowshera & Dir-Lower) on the implementation of “Coordinated Social Protection under One Window Operation” (CSPOWO). The course was jointly organized by Government of KP, GIZ and ILO.

  7. Provincial Steering Committee Meeting of Social Protection Initiative-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)

    5 December 2016

    ILO supported the meeting which approved the Social Protection Strategy and piloting a One-Window-Operation for Social Protection in the province. This is the highest platform for Social Protection activities in the Province. The meeting also reviewed progress achieved so-far and discussed the future course of action till end of 2017.

  8. 16 days of activism against gender based violence

    1 December 2016

    The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. On December 1, 2016, ILO celebrated the ORANGE DAY at provincial office, Lahore to raise awareness to END Violence against Women. Provincial staff of ILO , WFP, and UN Women were present during Cake-cutting ceremony. The day ended with the pledge, "Unite to end violence against women”.

  9. Training needs of BSP management assessed

    2 November 2016

    Sensitization of the management of Bulleh Shah Packaging (BSP) is one of the key components under public-private partnership between the ILO and Stora Enso on promoting decent work and combat child labour in the value chain of BSP, Stora Enso’s joint venture in Pakistan. According, a Training Needs Assessment [TNA] was conducted with 24 representatives of BSP management. It would help to design/develop a comprehensive program for sensitization sessions to be conducted for all tier of BSP management.

  10. Empowering the Disempowered through Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment

    31 October 2016

    Showcase event by GE4DE to disseminate the project results; good practices; approaches; and the lessons learnt to all stakeholders and solicit their valuable inputs for future course of action.