The ILO Country Office for Pakistan publishes a wide range of books, reports and working papers relevant to Pakistan. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested in hard copy from the ILO Library in Islamabad.
02 November 2019
How to secure and promote freedom of association? This web application provides an overview of the principles on freedom of association and explains how ILO procedures and bodies can be best used to secure and promote freedom of association across the world.
28 August 2019
Through this Workers’ Guide, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) provides information and guidance on how trade unions can ensure the implementation of this new global tool to their advantage. It is intended to serve as a valuable reference to workers’ organizations on the provisions of Recommendation No. 205.
Eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains: an integrated approach (CLEAR COTTON) (Project fact sheet)
24 June 2019
The project seeks to promote enhanced legislation and policies, to address the basic needs and rights of children engaged or at risk of child labour, and of victims of forced labour, while adopting an integrated area based approach, embedded in a value chain approach including cooperation with local industry and international buyers.
Support to trading partners including GSP+ beneficiary countries to effectively implement ILS and comply with reporting obligations (Project fact sheet)
03 December 2018
he project will Support and collaborate with ILO’s tripartite constituents and other relevant stakeholders in application of ILO C-100 (Equal Remuneration Convention - 1951) and ILO Convention C-111 (Discrimination- Employment and Occupations - 1958).
Sustaining strengthened national capacities to improve ILS compliance and reporting in relevant EU trading partners (Project fact sheet)
29 November 2018
Sustaining strengthened national capacities to improve ILS compliance and reporting in relevant EU trading partners’ is a EU funded project for two years project. The project was started in April 2018 with the aims of supporting provincial governments to enact ILS labour laws, strengthen the evidence base around child and forced labour and promote freedom of association and collective bargaining through improved social dialogue.
24 October 2018
The project aims to foster a partnership approach among the partners on promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for a sustainable cotton supply chain in Pakistan.
24 September 2018
The compilation of good practices of collective bargaining agreements is envisioned to be a step towards collating and documenting examples of good practices in collective bargaining in different economic sectors in the country. The rationale for this exercise is rooted in the need for drawing lessons from experience in terms of what works and what does not when it comes to advocating and representing the rights of workers through institutional mechanisms.
26 July 2018
The ILO office for Pakistan launched a pilot project to improve the productivity, competiveness and sustainability of enterprises in textile and leather sectors using ILO global tool Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) under the EU funded project “International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs”.
23 July 2018
The key results of Pakistan's Decent Work Country Programme III for the 2016-2017 period, cover progress on four broad priority areas, including the rural economy, job creation, ILS and social protection.
Labour migration, skills development and the future of work in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries
20 July 2018
This paper maps in broad terms the present and future demand for migrant workers in the GCC countries, particularly those from Asian countries of origin, by highlighting key trends as well as the complex government challenges, constraints, and responses in a globalized world.
01 May 2018
The ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) was negotiated and adopted by governments, employers and workers in 1977. It is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all and highlights the central role of freedom of association and collective bargaining as well as industrial relations and social dialogue.
27 April 2018
The paper looks at the trade unionism and industrial relations in Pakistan from historic perspective and provides updates on the profiles of national and provincial level labour federations. This paper seeks to stimulate healthy debates on the opportunities and challenges associated with promotion of freedom of association and collective bargaining in line with the principles enshrined in Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) and Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98).
02 April 2018
The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact Sheets series provides key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance. They include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.
Improving the livelihood and working conditions of the vulnerable workers – particularly women, in the Rural Agro-food economy through Value Chain Development
20 February 2018
The ILO in partnership with UNIDO is implementing a One UN Joint pilot project, which aims at improving the livelihood and working conditions in the selected agro-food value chain in Gilgit Baltistan Province of Pakistan. The project- through a set of gender-responsive interventions will engage with partners and producers; address the deficits in productivity and working conditions by skills development; instituting simple technology and awareness-raising on the key elements of Decent Work.
01 February 2018
Global action to improve the recruitment framework of labour migration (REFRAME). Project brief description; it includes challenges, objectives, scope, and contribution to the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative
19 October 2017
In partnership with the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan and the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the ILO office for Pakistan is implementing the project that aims to foster a partnership approach between MNEs and their direct suppliers on advancing socially responsible labour practices.
International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s Small and Medium Enterprises (ILES) (Project fact sheet)
26 September 2017
In partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, the ILO office for Pakistan will help tripartite partners and other stakeholders to strengthen national labour and environmental standards compliance with international standards to increase competitiveness, sustainable and inclusive growth in Pakistan. The project will also implement pilot interventions in selected enterprises in textile and leather sectors to develop business cases for compliance with labour and environmental standards.
A Snapshot - Minimum wage setting, implementation and working conditions in the formal and informal sectors of the garment industry in Pakistan
31 August 2017
This is a snapshot of the report, drafted in 2015, analyses the legal and policy frameworks and the implementation of minimum wages in Pakistan, with a particular focus on the textile and garment sectors. The report has been undertaken by the ILO’s Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action in Asia and the Garment Sector. It also contributed to and complements the ILO’s work on minimum wage setting across the region.
A Snapshot - Pakistan’s hidden workers - Wages and conditions of home-based workers and the informal economy
28 August 2017
This is a snapshot of the report that sets out the findings of research carried out between May and December 2016 in two locations in Karachi looking at Pakistan’s informal economy and the supply chains existing within the textile and garment sector. The report has been undertaken by the ILO’s Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action in Asia and the Garment Sector, funded by GIZ and BMZ, on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
25 August 2017
This is a snapshot of the report that sets out to examine pay inequality in Pakistan and, in particular, in the country’s garment sector. The report has been undertaken by the ILO’s Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action in Asia and the Garment Sector, funded by GIZ and BMZ, on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.