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. Winter Global Youth Forum 2023: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2023 agenda for sustainable development

    30 January - 10 February 2023

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Winter 2023 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    6 - 9 December 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) will bring together government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States in Singapore to discuss concrete steps to drive a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

  2. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia – Experience and Knowledge Sharing from the ILO-Sida project (2019 – 22)

    22 - 23 November 2022

    As the ILO-Sida Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project comes to a close, it is organizing a final regional workshop to bring stakeholders together, reflect on results and progress, and discuss ways forward for supporting a better future of work in the Asian garment sector.

  3. Training on GBV/Workplace Harassment

    28 - 30 October 2022

    The All Pakistan Women Association conducted a three days training on Gender Based Violence and Workplace Harassment. More than 30 females participated and actively engaged in the participative training, which was facilitated by APWA trainers. Mr. Razi Haider, National Project Coordinator of the Japan funded PRS/STRIDE Project also briefed the participants about the ILO convention C-190

  4. Online Workshop on Gender-Inclusive Business Services

    5 - 7 September 2022

    Online workshop on gender-inclusive business development and financial support services for ILO project partners assisting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Asia and the Pacific.

  5. Provincial Tripartite-plus Consultation - Karachi

    3 August 2022

    The DWCP-IV preparatory consultation in Karachi was hosted by the Government of Sindh and attended by a cross section of stakeholders representing the Government, Worker, Employers, research organisations and CSOs, where they set out priorities for labour market for the next five years

  6. Summer Global Youth Forum 2022: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

    25 July - 12 August 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Summer 2022 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  7. Side events of 5th Global Conference on the elimination of Child Labour

    15 - 20 May 2022

    Clear Cotton project supported participation of Pakistani delegates to take part in the two side events of 5th Global Conference held in Durban South Africa from 15th to 20th May 2022.

  8. National Seminar on ‘International Day of Nurses’

    12 May 2022

    ILO together with WHO, International Council of Nurses (ICN), and Women in Global Health (WGH), marked the International Nurses Day and jointly formed a national network to conduct more precise research, advocacy and awareness raising on decent working conditions for healthcare workers in Pakistan.

  9. Tripartite Validation Meeting on ‘Women in Health Leadership’

    13 April 2022

    Under the ILO-OECD-WHO Working for Health Project, the International Labour Organization has carried out a study on Gender Equality in Health Sector and Women in Health Leadership in Pakistan. In order to review the preliminary findings of the study with all relevant stakeholders, a tripartite consultative meeting was organised. The objectives of the consultative workshop was to share the findings of the study on women in health leadership in Pakistan, validate the findings, and to promote a social dialogue on barriers and facilitators to women's leadership in the health sector.

  10. Policy dialogue on fair foreign employment process and good practices of migrant workers in Baluchistan

    25 February 2022

    The ILO’s Project “Governance of Labour Migration in South and South East Asia” (GOALS) funded by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) in collaboration with Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resources Development (MOP&HRD) and Department of Labour Baluchistan and with its constituents, will organize a policy dialogue in Quetta to identify the pathways to promote fair recruitment for foreign migrant workers and minimize the role of subagents/intermediaries in foreign employment recruitment in Pakistan. The participants will deliberate on the key challenges, encountered by Pakistani migrant workers during foreign employment process and discuss other related policy recommendations.


  1. DWCP-IV: Provincial Tripartite-plus Consultation

    14 December 2021

    This tripartite consultation is a first in series of provincial consultations which shall provide a foundation for development of DWCP-IV in line with the past experiences and will help build upon success and achievements of previous DWCPs.

  2. Refresher- Training of trainers for Pakistan Workers Federation to promote safe, orderly and regular labour migration

    29 - 30 November 2021

    A two-day refresher training of trainers for trade union leaders from across Pakistan (from high migration districts) will jointly be organized by ILO and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF). The training will be facilitated by senior officials representing the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment; the Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC), Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), Migrant Resource Centre, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and ILO. This activity is supported by ILO- Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME) project funded by European Union.

  3. Stakeholders’ consultative workshop to tackle child labour

    28 October 2021

    The ILO under Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project, funded by FCDO will convene a stakeholders’ consultative workshop for identifying knowledge needs to inform policy design to tackle child labour in garbage/rag picking and in auto-mechanic/repair workshops

  4. Asia and Pacific: Regional launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    16 July 2021

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 16th July2021. “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” is launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union in Asia and Pacific.

  5. Celebration of world day against Child Labour 2021 - Act Now, End Child Labour!

    3 July 2021

    Over 150 multi-stakeholders attended a seminar arranged by the Pakistan Workers Federation on 03 July 2021 in Bahawalpur, Punjab Province of Pakistan to celebrate World Day Against Child Labour 2021 under the theme “Act Now, End Child Labour”. The seminar was technically supported by the ILO Pakistan Office through its project on FPRW in the cotton supply chain funded by INDITEX.

  6. Webinar on consensus on Social Protection extension to retired workers & families of trans-provincial workers

    25 June 2021

    Stakeholders agreed on options to extend health coverage to retired workers and families of trans-provincial workers in a virtual consultation planned by the ILO project on ‘Achieving SDGs and ending poverty through USP’.

  7. Community level awareness raising seminar on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) for cotton growing communities

    21 - 26 June 2021

    Six community level awareness-raising seminars on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) were organized by the Sindh Agricultural & Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (SAFWCO) in Sanghar, Sindh Province with the support of ILO's INDITEX funded project.

  8. 2021 World Day Against Child Labour - Act Now: End Child Labour

    18 June 2021

    On 18th June 2021 an array of stakeholders from Pakistan gathered to commemorate World Day Against Child Labour and the UN General Assembly’s International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  9. Launch of the Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas Report- A social protection programme for workers in the informal economy

    1 May 2021

    The Ehsaas Delivery Unit at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and the ILO have jointly organised a webinar on May 1st, 2021 for the launch of MKE Report. The purpose of the webinar is to share steps taken for the actualisation of the MKE initiative and discuss its key recommendations.