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.


  1. The Elimination of Child Labour and Promotion of Decent Work in the Stora Enso Value Chain, with a Focus on Pakistan (Project fact sheet)

    19 November 2015

    In order to strengthen its global policy and efforts to promote decent work and progressively eliminate child labour in its value chain in Pakistan, Stora Enso (SE) entered a public-private partnership agreement with the ILO.

  2. ILO Pakistan Decent Work Country Programme II - Annual Report 2014

    06 October 2015

    The ILO Pakistan Office continues to facilitate the realisation of “decent work” through its Technical Corporation Projects. Here are some of our notable achievements in 2014.

  3. ILO Publications Catalogue 2015

    01 October 2015

  4. Strengthening Labour Inspection System for Promoting Labour Standards and Ensuring Workplace Compliance in Pakistan (Project fact sheet)

    26 August 2015

    The project fact sheet outlines the project objectives, outcomes, major activities and project related key information. The fact sheet glanced over this nationwide project attempts to help readers in having a quick grasp of essential elements that are combined to strengthen Pakistan’s Labour Inspection machinery.

  5. World day against Child Labour 2015 - Report for Pakistan

    03 August 2015

    June 2015 saw the commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour around the world. Under the theme "NO to Child Labour, Yes to Quality Education, the ILO in Pakistan rolled out events and activities with various partners including Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and UNICEF among others. These events are captured in a synthesized report.

  6. Seventh Newsletter of ILO Pakistan

    30 June 2015

    The seventh edition of ILO Pakistan Newsletter highlights ILO’s work on International Labor Standards in the advent of GSP Plus which came into effect in January 2014. This edition also showcases new partnership that have been forged to facilitate labour market governance and as well as good practices in the world of work.

  7. Travel Smart – Work Smart A guide for Pakistani migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates

    26 June 2015

  8. Travel Smart – Work Smart A guide for Pakistani migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

    26 June 2015

  9. Labour market trends analysis and labour migration from South Asia to Gulf Cooperation Council countries, India and Malaysia

    18 June 2015

    This report examines key labour market trends in six major destination countries for low-skilled migrant workers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

  10. Strengthened Capacity of Constituents to Address Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Textiles and Garment Sector in Pakistan (Project fact sheet)

    17 June 2015

    The project complements the efforts of the ILO in Pakistan to strengthen the capacity of constituents to address unacceptable forms of work in garment sector. Subsequently, improving ILS ratification, application and compliance level through better labour administration and legislative reform.

  11. Extending Social Protection in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province through Building a Social Protection Floor within the Framework of a Social Protection Policy (Project fact sheet)

    27 May 2015

    Developing and extending coordinated Social Protection System in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa through building Social Protection Floor within the Framework of Social Protection Policy.

  12. Project for the Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province (Project fact sheet)

    18 May 2015

    The project fact sheet outlines the objectives, outcomes, major activities and other related information of One UN project ‘Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in the Sindh Province’. Government of Sindh steered the project which was jointly delivered between 2013-2016 by ILO, FAO and UN Women.

  13. Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) (Project fact sheet)

    13 May 2015

    The GE4DE is a six year project funded by Global Affairs Canada that has contributed to increase and improve women’s employment and attitudes through development of workplace policy, law & skills and awareness raising. The project has components of women’s employment creation, gender mainstreaming in national and provincial institutions and strengthening capacity of media.

  14. Support to Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PCMEA) for establishing a Carpet Weaving Training Institute in Punjab (Project fact sheet)

    07 May 2015

    The project is aimed to support PCMEA in implementing skills development initiatives to overcome shortage of skilled human resources in hand-made carpet production. The project will develop competency-based training curriculum as well as help PCMEA in implementing training programmes. The Project is funded by the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA).

  15. Measuring children’s work in South Asia: Perspectives from national household surveys

    09 April 2015

    The report provides an overview and insight into the nature and extent of child labour and children’s employment and educational marginalization in the South Asian countries and region.

  16. Institutional mapping study of social protection schemes in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2013

    07 April 2015

    This mapping study presents the findings from an extensive review of the literature on social protection literature produced during the last seven years. It is also informed by a survey conducted in all the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa between April and to June 2013. The study was commissioned by the ILO Pakistan.

  17. GE4DE News, Volume 6

    31 March 2015

    The Sixth edition of the GE4DE Newsletter

  18. Skills Development Initiative - Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    10 March 2015

    Skills Development Initiative - Decent Work for Domestic Workers flyer

  19. Decent Work for Migrant Workers: A manual for Pakistani trade unionists

    04 March 2015

    To help Pakistan’s trade unions better respond to labour migration needs, this training manual provides guidance for trade unions to play their role on shaping migration policies, promoting sound labour migration practices and reaching out to migrant workers. This manual is meant to ultimately maximize the benefits of migration for all involved parties: the countries of origin of migrant workers, the countries of destination and – especially – migrant workers and their families.

  20. South Asia Children in labour and employment

    25 February 2015