Events and meetings
The ILO Country Office for Pakistan organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link.
Young Leaders Boot Camp 2023
24 July - 4 August 2023
The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Young Leaders Boot Camp 2023 – a two-week interactive learning experience which welcomes undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals seeking to acquire the skills necessary to pursue a career in the UN system and other IOs.
Summer Global Youth Forum 2023: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2023 agenda for sustainable development
3 - 14 July 2023
The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Summer 2023 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Pakistan reaffirms its commitment to Decent Work through the launch of Decent Work Country Programme for next five years
4 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 on 4 May 2023.
Winter Global Youth Forum 2023: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2023 agenda for sustainable development
30 January - 10 February 2023
The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Winter 2023 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting
6 - 9 December 2022
The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) will bring together government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States in Singapore to discuss concrete steps to drive a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia – Experience and Knowledge Sharing from the ILO-Sida project (2019 – 22)
22 - 23 November 2022
As the ILO-Sida Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project comes to a close, it is organizing a final regional workshop to bring stakeholders together, reflect on results and progress, and discuss ways forward for supporting a better future of work in the Asian garment sector.
Training on GBV/Workplace Harassment
28 - 30 October 2022
The All Pakistan Women Association conducted a three days training on Gender Based Violence and Workplace Harassment. More than 30 females participated and actively engaged in the participative training, which was facilitated by APWA trainers. Mr. Razi Haider, National Project Coordinator of the Japan funded PRS/STRIDE Project also briefed the participants about the ILO convention C-190
Online Workshop on Gender-Inclusive Business Services
5 - 7 September 2022
Online workshop on gender-inclusive business development and financial support services for ILO project partners assisting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Asia and the Pacific.
Provincial Tripartite-plus Consultation - Karachi
3 August 2022
The DWCP-IV preparatory consultation in Karachi was hosted by the Government of Sindh and attended by a cross section of stakeholders representing the Government, Worker, Employers, research organisations and CSOs, where they set out priorities for labour market for the next five years
Summer Global Youth Forum 2022: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development
25 July - 12 August 2022
The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Summer 2022 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Side events of the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour
15 - 20 May 2022
The Clear Cotton project supported participation of Pakistani delegates to take part in the two side events of the 5th Global Conference held in Durban South Africa from 15 to 20 May 2022.
National Seminar on ‘International Day of Nurses’
12 May 2022
ILO together with WHO, International Council of Nurses (ICN), and Women in Global Health (WGH), marked the International Nurses Day and jointly formed a national network to conduct more precise research, advocacy and awareness raising on decent working conditions for healthcare workers in Pakistan.
Tripartite Validation Meeting on ‘Women in Health Leadership’
13 April 2022
Under the ILO-OECD-WHO Working for Health Project, the International Labour Organization has carried out a study on Gender Equality in Health Sector and Women in Health Leadership in Pakistan. In order to review the preliminary findings of the study with all relevant stakeholders, a tripartite consultative meeting was organised. The objectives of the consultative workshop was to share the findings of the study on women in health leadership in Pakistan, validate the findings, and to promote a social dialogue on barriers and facilitators to women's leadership in the health sector.
Policy dialogue on fair foreign employment process and good practices of migrant workers in Baluchistan
25 February 2022
The ILO’s Project “Governance of Labour Migration in South and South East Asia” (GOALS) funded by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) in collaboration with Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resources Development (MOP&HRD) and Department of Labour Baluchistan and with its constituents, will organize 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. The participants will deliberate on the key challenges, encountered by Pakistani migrant workers during foreign employment process and discuss other related policy recommendations.
DWCP-IV: Provincial Tripartite-plus Consultation
14 December 2021
This tripartite consultation is a first in series of provincial consultations which shall provide a foundation for development of DWCP-IV in line with the past experiences and will help build upon success and achievements of previous DWCPs.
Refresher- Training of trainers for Pakistan Workers Federation to promote safe, orderly and regular labour migration
29 - 30 November 2021
A two-day refresher training of trainers for trade union leaders from across Pakistan (from high migration districts) will jointly be organized by ILO and Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF). The training will be facilitated by senior officials representing the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment; the Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC), Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), Migrant Resource Centre, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and ILO. This activity is supported by ILO- Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME) project funded by European Union.
Stakeholders’ consultative workshop to tackle child labour
28 October 2021
The ILO under Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project, funded by FCDO will convene a stakeholders’ consultative workshop for identifying knowledge needs to inform policy design to tackle child labour in garbage/rag picking and in auto-mechanic/repair workshops
Asia and Pacific: Regional launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research
16 July 2021
The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 16th July2021. “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” is launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union in Asia and Pacific.
Celebration of world day against Child Labour 2021 - Act Now, End Child Labour!
3 July 2021
Over 150 multi-stakeholders attended a seminar arranged by the Pakistan Workers Federation on 03 July 2021 in Bahawalpur, Punjab Province of Pakistan to celebrate World Day Against Child Labour 2021 under the theme “Act Now, End Child Labour”. The seminar was technically supported by the ILO Pakistan Office through its project on FPRW in the cotton supply chain funded by INDITEX.
Webinar on consensus on Social Protection extension to retired workers & families of trans-provincial workers
25 June 2021
Stakeholders agreed on options to extend health coverage to retired workers and families of trans-provincial workers in a virtual consultation planned by the ILO project on ‘Achieving SDGs and ending poverty through USP’.