This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Pakistan. Some are available in Urdu and this is indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.
14 September 2023
New labour market brief highlights how prolonged crises are cumulating in extreme labour market distress.
07 September 2023
Consultations agree on the important benefits that ratification of the ILO instrument would bring to the lives of Pakistani workers.
02 September 2023
Advocating a comprehensive strategy for safe mining in Pakistan and continuing the campaign for the ratification of Convention No. 176.
23 August 2023
Discussions consider the ratification of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and recognize the many benefits this would bring.
20 July 2023
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) joined hands in a momentous event to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 20 July 2023.
ILO Country Office for Pakistan hosted "Social Justice for All. End Child Labour!" Conference in Islamabad
13 July 2023
The ILO Country Office for Pakistan, a leading global advocate for labour rights, successfully organized the "Social Justice for All. End Child Labour!" conference on 12 July, 2023 in Islamabad. The conference aimed to accelerate efforts towards the prevention and elimination of child labour, in alignment with the World Day Against Child Labour
25 May 2023
The ILO and its Better Work programme held the Textile and Ready Made Garment Industry Forum in Karachi, attended by over 200 of our key stakeholders.
18 May 2023
ILO, UN Women and IOM host a Symposium on women migrants workers’ rights under the GOALS programme.
Pakistan reaffirms its commitment to Decent Work through the launch of Decent Work Country Programme for next five years
04 May 2023
The Government of Pakistan, employers’ and workers’ organizations launched the next generation of the Decent Work Country Programme for Pakistan during a historic signing ceremony held at the International Labour Organization’s Country Office in Islamabad.
18 April 2023
The Government of Pakistan has launched a National Compliance Center with the aim to make businesses in Pakistan more competitive, responsible, and sustainable. ILO expressed support in ensuring labour and environmental obligations are met.
28 February 2023
ILO’s project “Governance of Labour Migration in South and Southeast Asia” (GOALS) funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) provided technical and financial support to the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) to convene launch ceremony of piloting National Skills Passport in Pakistan.
08 February 2023
The ILO secures the payment of the pensions of the victims of the Ali Fire for the duration of the contingencies, with indexation
ILO Country Director meets with Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development to reaffirm support to social justice for all
10 January 2023
In an introductory meeting with the Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OPHRD), Country Director of ILO, Mr Geir T. Tonstol reaffirmed ILO’s continuous support and assistance to the Ministry and ILO’s constituents in Pakistan.
04 January 2023
Stakeholders’ Validation Workshop: Pakistan discussed new findings from a rapid assessment on child labour in auto mechanic repair.
02 January 2023
Pakistan priorities to ratify the ILO Convention on Safety and Health in Mines during the discussion in provincial validation workshop held in Karachi.
09 December 2022
Statement identifies priorities to tackle wide range of existing and new employment challenges facing Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.
ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth
06 December 2022
Government, employer and worker representatives from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States gather in Singapore to shape priorities for action to drive employment growth in both regions.
17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore
29 November 2022
High-level participation to include President of Singapore H.E. Halimah Yacob, new ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo and 15 ministers from Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.
Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging
28 November 2022
Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.
25 November 2022
Information on opportunities for media coverage at the 17th APRM