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.
Asia and the Pacific: Bipartite Worker-Employer Workshop on Decent Work
21 October 2011
Colombo: Sub Regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity in order to Achieve Decent Work
19 October 2011
ILO launched “Cash for Work” Project for the flood-affected people in Sindh
13 October 2011
In response to floods in Sindh, ILO has launched “Cash for Work” Project for the flood-affected people in Districts of Badin and Mirpurkhas. Mr. Francesco d’Ovidio, Country Director, ILO office for Pakistan while launching the “Cash for Work for Flood Affected People” project stated, “This project will generate more than 35,000 of person day of employment to the flood affected people”.
Media, Government, Employers and Workers pronounce commitment to promote Gender Equality at work
13 October 2011
Two of ILO's projects, Towards Gender Parity (TGP) and Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) hosted a joint event to showcase various activities that contribute to the understanding and application of gender equality at the workplace.
World Teachers Day: The United Nations lauds the commendable contribution of teachers in the socio-economic development of Pakistan
05 October 2011
Joint statement by the country representatives of UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, and ILO in Pakistan on the occasion of World Teachers Day, 5th October 2011
Sindh TEVTA starts Entrepreneurship Education in TEVT Institutes with ILO Support
24 September 2011
Skilled young women and men of Sindh will be further equipped with entrepreneurial skills to start their own small businesses. Technical Education & Vocational Training (TEVT) Institutes of Sindh will start imparting entrepreneurship courses starting next year.
Hazardous child labour is on the rise in most of the world among older children
19 September 2011
“Hazardous child labour is on the rise in most of the world among older children age 15-17” was reported at a workshop being held by the ILO this week. The ILO is drawing attention to this urgent issue by commissioning new studies in Pakistan to examine occupational risks to children working in ten sectors.
UNICEF and ILO call for end to hazardous and exploitative child labour on World Day Against Child Labour
11 June 2011
In a joint statement to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO and UNICEF today called for renewed efforts to end the worst forms of child labour in Pakistan.
ILO Country Director Mr. Donglin Li Conferred with Pakistan’s Highest Civilian Award
28 March 2011
Pakistan President H.E. Mr. Asif Ali Zardari on the occasion of National Day conferred the SITARA-I-QUAID-I-AZAM Civil Award on Mr. Donglin Li, former Country Director of International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Country Office for Pakistan, for his excellent services to the people of Pakistan.
46% of stories reinforce gender stereotypes, almost eight times higher than stories that challenge such stereotypes; findings of media content analysis by ILO
12 March 2011
Saturday 12 March 2011, Islamabad: The findings of a two months media content analysis of the popular print, electronic media were shared at a consultation with the senior media personnel. The event was organized by UKS and ILO on 12th March 2011 here in Islamabad.
Women continue to face discrimination in the world of work
06 December 2010
Lahore & Karachi: Women continue to face discrimination in the formal and informal economy with growing numbers in the latter as more of them participate as family earners to sustain their families and to earn some extra income, say the preliminary findings of ILO Research looking at gender roles and needs and its nexus with employment opportunities in textiles, services and amongst coastal communities.
5.3 million jobs may have been affected by the floods in Pakistan
07 September 2010
More than 5.3 million jobs may have been lost and/or affected as a result of the worst ever floods in the history of Pakistan that devastated more than 70 districts of Pakistan, the International Labour Office (ILO) said today, adding that productive and labour intensive job creation programmes are urgently needed to lift millions of people out of poverty that has been aggravated by flood damage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.