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.
29 November 2023
Recognizing the pivotal role of skilled human resources in national and international labour markets is essential for achieving decent work.
06 November 2023
Participants discuss the many challenges faced by Pakistani migrant workers and set out a strategy to recognize and enhance the skills and qualifications of returning workers.
Stakeholders validate evaluation of ILO interventions to promote decent work for vulnerable segments of society
31 October 2023
Participants in the validation event heard testimonials from stakeholders how the project has brought change in their lives.
05 October 2023
Stakeholders recognize the important benefits that ratification of the ILO instrument would bring to the lives of Pakistani maritime workers.
29 September 2023
The report charts progress, identifies gaps in compliance indicators and provides practical recommendations for improvement.
Employers’ Federation of Pakistan with support from ILO organizes the 17th Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Awards
25 September 2023
ILO and other social partners reaffirm their commitment to promoting safe and productive workplaces ensuring the safety of workers and enterprise sustainability.
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.