The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Pakistan. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work Agenda.
1 March 2004 - 30 September 2006
In April 2001, under the IPEC core action programmes, an initiative was launched in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education, to address the issue of Child Domestic Labour (CDL) in Pakistan, under the Ministry’s programme to assist children in especially difficult circumstances.
1 July 2003 - 1 July 2006
The project aimed to withdraw children from surgical instruments manufacturing; prevent their entry into surgical instruments manufacturing; and provide appropriate rehabilitation, prevention, and protection to the children and families targeted by the programme. The project also strengthened the capacity of social partners (employers' and workers' organizations) to prevent and progressively eliminate child labour in the surgical instruments industry.