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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.