Press releases

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.


  1. ILO has launched Cash for Work program for flood-affected people in Nowshera and Peshawar

    01 September 2010

    ILO has started helping the flood-affected communities in quickly restarting livelihoods and employment through immediate short-term employment recovery programs. The program titled “Cash for Work for Flood Affected People” was launched in Nowshera and Peshawar by the ILO Country Director, Mr Donglin Li on 31 August 2010.

  2. ILO about to launch "Cash for Work" project for flood affected people in Sukkur

    25 August 2010

    ILO will soon launch the Cash for Work project in Sukkur in order to provide quick employment opportunities to floods-affected people and to help them overcome their mental shock and trauma.

  3. Government of Pakistan Recognizes the Contribution of United Nations Pakistan’s Leaders

    17 August 2010

    The Government of Pakistan announced the Sitar-e-Imtiaz for Dr. Khalif Bile Mohamud, WHO Representative ® and Sitar-e-Quaid e Azam for Mr. Donglin Li, Director ILO on August 14, Independence Day.

  4. Youth unemployment at highest recorded level - ILO report; 36 million Asia Pacific young people unemployed – A possible “Lost generation”

    12 August 2010

    The global unemployment rate for young people has risen to its highest recorded level, and is expected to continue increasing until the end of 2010, a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

  5. High-level Social Dialogue Workshop in Sialkot

    26 July 2010

    Stakeholders reached a consensus on July 26, 2010 to recommend formation of Social Dialogue Mechanism for Sialkot to boost the exports. The Prime Minister’s Advisor on Labour issues, Mr Hafeezullah Cheema supervised the consensus building social dialogue workshop organized by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) in collaboration with the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI). Pakistan Workers Federations (PWF) also actively participated in the deliberations.

  6. World Day against Child Labour - countries to "go for the goal" and tackle child labour

    10 June 2010

    As the football World Cup in South Africa kicked off, countries throughout Asia-Pacific marked World Day against Child Labour with an urgent appeal to "Go For the goal - end child labour".

  7. Labour force: bleak picture of women's participation

    05 May 2010

    Proceedings of a two-day National Conference titled ‘From Household to Workplace: Reshaping the Lives of Women through Economic Empowerment,’ jointly organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Ministry of Labour and Manpower, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Employers and Workers Organization on 4-5 May 2010 in Islamabad.

  8. Handing over of ILO’s Project of Support to the Government of Punjab

    08 April 2010

    In a handing over ceremony at the completion of ILO’s project of support to the Government of Punjab on Elimination of Bonded Labour from Brick Kilns (EBLIK) in Punjab, the Minister for Labour, Mr Ashraf Khan Sohna ensured full commitment and support of the Government of Punjab to address the issue of bonded labour in brick kilns in the province.

  9. CIDA-ILO launched Canadian $8 million project to Promote Gender Equality for Decent Employment

    03 March 2010

    The Government of Pakistan is committed to reduce gender inequality and to promote employment opportunities for women in Pakistan, stated by the Federal Secretary Labour and Manpower, Mr Tariq Iqbal Puri.

  10. ILO’s technical assistance to the Ministry of Youth Affairs to support the “National Internship Programme to Enhance Employability”

    02 February 2010

    The Ministry of Youth Affairs (MOYA) and ILO have agreed to conduct an assessment of the Ministry’s “National Internship Programme to Enhance Employability”. This programme currently offers internships to 30,000 young people.

  11. ILO Country Director distributes certificates among women trainees in the garment industry, Faisalabad

    18 January 2010

    Mr Donglin Li, Country Director of the ILO distributed certificates among successful trainees of skill training programme for women in garment industry in an event organized by the Ministry of Textile Industries in collaboration with the ILO in Faisalabad on 18 January 2010.


  1. Pakistani elected as Vice President of ILO annual conference

    29 May 2008

    Mr Ashraf W. Taban, President of the Employer’s Federation of Pakistan, has been elected as a Vice President of the 97th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), the annual meeting of the International Labour Organization, the UN agency that deals with work and workplace issues.


  1. ILO helps Pakistan earthquake survivors find work and income

    08 November 2005

    The ILO is working hand-in-hand with local authorities to help people in some of the worst-affected areas after the Pakistan earthquake to rebuild their lives helping them finding work and income.