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. Technical Workshop on Green Jobs and Green Entrepreneurship

    11 - 13 August 2014

    The Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province (LRP) in collaboration with the ILO regional office Bangkok will hold a three (3) day technical workshop on “Green Jobs and Green Entrepreneurship” (11-13 August 2014).

  2. National conference on skills in demand in GCC countries: Challenges and opportunities for Pakistan

    26 June 2014

    The ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project (SALM), funded by the European Union, will in collaboration with the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation, organize a national level conference on how to respond to the current and future skills and occupations in demand in GCC countries.

  3. Roundtable on ‘Pakistani Textile in International Arena’

    24 May 2014

    Netherlands is one of the buyers of Pakistani textiles and in line with the present Government of Pakistan’s stated policy of moving from ‘aid to trade’, the Government of Netherlands intends to enhance imports of Pakistani textile and garments in next few years. For this purpose, H.E. Lilliane Ploumen, Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands will visit Pakistan on 23-24 May 2014. At this occasion, the Royal Netherlands Embassy and ILO would organize a tripartite roundtable to discuss key challenges and opportunities for ILS compliant production enhancement in textile sector of Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan, provincial Governments, major textile and garments associations, employers, workers, academia and civil society organizations would participate.

  4. South Asia Labour Conference 2014: Fostering regional cooperation for Decent Work

    24 - 26 April 2014

    ILO Islamabad provided technical support to the Government of Punjab, Labour & Human Resource Department in organizing a 3-day ‘South Asia Labour Conference’. Purpose of the conference is to strengthen regional cooperation for promoting Decent Work in South Asia. The conference discussed seven thematic areas of common interest for South Asian countries. More than 300 delegates from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan participated in the conference.

  5. Training of trainers towards flexible training approaches

    8 - 10 April 2014

    The ILO project entitled “The Livelihood Restoration and Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province” in collaboration with International Training Center (ITC)-ILO has organized a three day “Training of trainers” workshop on flexible learning and training design; incorporating the different instructional parameters (needs analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) on competency based, demand driven, flexible training delivery methods. Participants will include vocational training trainers from government and private sector training institutions working in the project districts.


  1. End of project experience sharing seminar

    30 December 2013

    To share best practices and lessons learned, a seminar is planned on 30 December, 2013 at Islamabad under the project on “Strengthening Law Enforcement Responses and Actions against Internal Trafficking and Bonded Labour in Sindh & Punjab Provinces, Pakistan” funded under J/TIP.

  2. Joint Action Plan to Promote Workplace Safety and Health being launched in Sindh

    4 October 2013

    In response to the the Baldia Town Factory Fire in Karachi, Department of Labour, Government of Sindh, Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) with the technical support of ILO, will validate and officially launch a Joint Action Plan to promote workplace safety and health on 4 October 2013 in Sindh.

  3. National Consultation on Apprenticeship Reform

    28 August 2013

    ILO is supporting Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) to organize a National Consultation on Apprenticeship in Regent Plaza hotel. The purpose of the consultation is to bring together stakeholders to discuss the strengths and shortcomings of the current system of apprenticeship training and understand how it can be made stronger.

  4. Sindh Employment Trends Report 2013 launched

    28 August 2013

    Mr Muhammad Abdul Rauf Siddiqui, Minister for Industries & Commerce Sindh will launch the first Sindh Employment Trends report on SKILLS in Regent Plaza hotel Karachi.

  5. Inception workshop for livelihood restoration, protection and sustainable empowerment of vulnerable peasant communities in Sindh province

    28 August 2013

    The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the project design and consolidate among other technical aspects, the beneficiary and geographic targeting and the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in selected areas within Dadu and Mirpurkhas Districts. The consultative workshop will assist in the finalization of a detailed implementation plan which will be produced by the project's technical working group (TWG). The workshop will be conducted jointly by participating agencies (ILO, FAO and UN-WOMEN).

  6. Two Days Tri-partite Workshop on “Streamlining Coordination on the Application and Reporting of International Labour Standards”, PC Bhurban 19-20 August 2013

    19 - 20 August 2013

    Since the next CEACR report is due on 1st September 2013, in order to update the tripartite constituents on the developments and to seek comments on the “Draft ILS Report”, the Ministry in collaboration with ILO has organized a two day workshop for the focal persons on “Strengthening Pakistan’s Capacity on ILS Reporting” from 19-20 August at PC Bhurban. Meeting of the ILS Coordination Committee would also take place on 20th August, 2013 during the workshop for report finalization.

  7. Improving the Management of Training Institutions: Training of Principals of Technical and Vocational training Institutions for Industry Driven Skills Development

    1 - 6 July 2013

    Due to their role in the development of skills and competencies, vocational training institutions are central in providing the skilled workforce needed to improve productivity and growth in more and better jobs. A six day training course for 35 Principals of TVET Institutes from Punjab and Balochistan “Management of Training Institutes” will be held in Lahore from July 1 to July 6, 2013. The training is being delivered by Mr Rod Murray, Skills Specialist and facilitated by national resource persons Ms Naheed Azim (STEVTA) and Mr Farrukh Bashir (PVTC). The course covers topics such as Flexible Rural Training and Training for Vulnerable Groups, Apprenticeships and Gender Equity. The Principals will be developing action plans to set goals and track progress towards improving the management of their institutes. This training is being organized under the One UN project “Empowering Vulnerable Groups through Education, Employment and Training (EET)”.

  8. Seminar to Promote Minimum Wages in Punjab

    13 June 2013

    ILO jointly with the Minimum Wage Board is promoting among employers and workers organisation the need to observe minimum wages. The Seminar will be attended by more than 100 delegates of employers and workers.

  9. Launching of first Punjab Employment Trends Report

    13 June 2013

    First ever Employment Trends Report launched in Lahore on the 13th June. The launching event has been organised by ILO and Labour Department Punjab.

  10. Commemorating the World Day Against Child Labour in Sialkot

    11 June 2013

    ILO in collaboration with the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) is observing the world day against child labour. A seminar has been organised at the SCCI premises in Sialkot

  11. Acknowledging the Community Efforts to fight Child Labour, Village Bhagwal Awan, Sialkot

    11 June 2013

    ILO and NGO Bunyad have jointly organized an Awareness Seminar to observe World Day Against Child Labour at a community sustained college. About 16 years ago, under the ILO's Project to eliminate child labour from the soccer ball industry, a small one room non-formal education centre was established in Bhagwal Awan village, District Sialkot. The objective was to rehabilitate child labourers under the ILO Project. After the project was completed the community owned the school and its dynamic teacher Ms. Farzana continued with the school. Now the school has been transformed into a college with more than 650 students.

  12. Training of Management of Training Institutes (MoTI)

    13 - 18 May 2013

    A six day training course for selected Principals and Vice-Principals of TEVT Institutes of Punjab and Baluchistan provinces on “Management of Training Institutes” will be held. The purpose is to further enhance their capacity to align their training programs with the trends in the labour-market and adopt a result-oriented approach for future training activities. 35 officials will be trained in this training.

  13. Dialogue on 'Prioritizing Employment: More and Better Jobs in KP’

    18 April 2013

    Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan with second lowest human development indicators. The province has faced number of crises over the last few years which includes a devastating earthquake, armed conflicts, floods, terrorism and energy crises. In a recent development, the Government has prioritized 'Employment Promotion' as one of key priorities for the province. ILO facilitated the Government of KP to organize a Dialogue on Employment Promotion with key stakeholders. It was unanimously agreed to develop a comprehensive Employment Policy for the province of KP which is based on ground realities and is fully institutionalized once developed. Support from ILO was requested in this process.

  14. National Seminar: Promoting Industry Institute Linkages –to improve the quality and relevance of TEVT.

    16 April 2013

    The project has supported Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority in strengthening industry-institute linkages (IIL) and work place learning (WPL) for TEVT institutes. In this regard studies to look at the current IIL and WPL practices were undertaken. A national seminar to present the findings and recommendations of the studies and to bring to light enablers and barriers of workplace learning in the context to technical and vocational education; and promote importance of IIL and WPL in workforce skills development.

  15. Know about Business (KAB) –One day refresher for KAB facilitators

    2 April 2013

    Refresher training for KAB facilitators will be conducted for Punjab Vocational Training Council and Punjab Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority. The refresher would give the facilitators an opportunity to discuss any issues and challenges that they are facing in implementation of KAB in their institutes. Facilitators from various institutes (rural and urban) of Punjab will participate in the refresher.