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. Provincial Tripartite-plus Consultation - Karachi

    03 August 2022

    Government, Workers, Employers and other stakeholders set out priorities for labour market for the next five years

  2. Call for Action: Accelerating efforts towards prevention and elimination of child labour

    08 July 2022

    In commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), the ILO hosted a symposium under Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project.

  3. National Consultation: Role of intermediaries /subagents in the foreign employment recruitment process

    27 June 2022

    A national consultation hosted by International Labour Organization (ILO) on "Role of intermediaries / subagents in the foreign employment recruitment process” at Islamabad, Pakistan to propose a set of policy recommendations including endorsement of national emigration and welfare labour policy.

  4. Pakistani Trade Unions join forces for solidarity and cooperation

    16 June 2022

    A 2-Day Experience Sharing Workshop: Strengthening Trade Union Strategy and Identifying New Priorities for Trade Unions’ Cooperation held on 15-16 June 2022 at ILO Office for Pakistan, Islamabad. H.E. Mr. Andreas Ferrarese, Ambassador to Pakistan Embassy of Italy was chief guest of the closing ceremony.

  5. Training of Trainers’ on Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media successfully concluded

    23 May 2022

    The CLEAR Cotton project built the capacity of 30 masters trainers on eliminating child labour in the cotton value chain thanks to the SCREAM methodology

  6. National Seminar on ‘International Day of Nurses’

    12 May 2022

    On eve of ‘International Nurses Day’, ILO and WHO formed a national Network for research and advocacy for improving working conditions of healthcare workers

  7. ILO Viet Nam welcomes new leadership

    01 April 2022

    The new Director, Ingrid Christensen, starts her office term on 1 April 2022.

  8. Fair foreign employment process and good practices discussed through policy measures to reduce exploitation and vulnerabilities of foreign migrant workers in Pakistan

    15 February 2022

    ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development (MOP&HRD) and Department of Labour Baluchistan and constituents, hosted a policy dialogue in Quetta to identify the pathways to promote fair recruitment for foreign migrant workers and minimize the role of subagents/intermediaries in foreign employment recruitment in Pakistan.

  9. Promoting fair recruitment of foreign migrant workers through policy measures

    11 February 2022

    ILO hosts a policy dialogue to promote fair recruitment for intended migrant workers and minimize the role of intermediaries in foreign recruitment

  10. The government of Pakistan submits 41 pending ILO instruments to the parliament

    06 January 2022

    Pakistan Government finally submits pending ILO instruments to the Federal Parliament for consideration.

  11. ILO conducts a customized training on occupational safety and health for handloom small/ micro enterprises

    06 January 2022

    The ILO, Pakistan under its International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan's SMEs (ILES) project, funded by the European Union, conducts customised trainings on Occupational Safety and Health for handloom small and micro enterprises in Islampur, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


  1. Measures discussed to reduce exploitation of Overseas Pakistanis in recruitment process

    23 November 2021

    An awareness raising and policy dialogue on promoting fair recruitment practices to reduce possible exploitation of migrant workers from Pakistan was arranged in Peshawar.

  2. Government initiates HealthWISE programme to improve working conditions of healthcare workers

    28 October 2021

    The first ‘HealthWISE Introductory Workshop’ was held in Islamabad today. The workshop was organized by the Directorate of Workers’ Education (DWE) – a subsidiary of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) – with the technical support of the ILO and the WHO.

  3. Decent work for sanitation workers in South Asia under the spotlight

    21 October 2021

    A recent workshop highlighted existing challenges and opportunities, as well as actions taken by the ILO, governments and social partners to address decent work deficits facing sanitation workers in South Asia.

  4. SCORE mobilisation event- ILO begins recruiting next batches

    30 September 2021

    The ILO under its European Union funded International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan's SMEs project organised a mobilisation event in Karachi for recruiting its next batch of enterprises under its SCORE short course programme.

  5. Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) pilot programme in Pakistan’s textile and ready made garments sector

    28 September 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) under its European Union funded International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs (ILES) project, began pilot of its Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) in eleven enterprises in Karachi. The pilot programme is offered to the enterprises that have already graduated from ILO’s SCORE Short course programme. All participating enterprises belong to the textile and ready-made garments sector.

  6. Tripartite Consultation - Gap Analysis on the Forced Labour Protocol (2014)

    07 September 2021

    The Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development (MoOP&HRD) with the technical assistance of the ILO convened a stakeholder’s consultation on the situation and gaps concerning the Protocol on Forced Labour (P029, 2014).

  7. Strengthening child labour data analysis capacities in Pakistan

    20 August 2021

    The ILO in Pakistan, through its Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project, funded by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) trained 70 stakeholders on child labour data analysis in a bid to strengthen capacities as they embark on provincial child labour surveys.

  8. What if your pencil was a tool against forced labour?

    09 August 2021

    50 countries have now ratified the Protocol on Forced Labour, demonstrating their determination to end forced labour in all its forms. They have committed to prevent forced labour, protect victims and ensure they have access to justice and remedies-Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

  9. Social Security Coordination Forum calls for social security extension to workers in the informal economy

    02 August 2021

    Pakistan’s Social Security Coordination Forum agree on strategies to enhance social security schemes effectiveness.